The new 24-k gold bullion coins of the US Mint were simultaneously launched with the Presidential dollars in 2007.
The obverse of the First Spouse gold coins are depicted with the portraits of the first spouses, their names, and their term, along with the “IN GOD WE TRUST” and the “LIBERTY” legends.
The reverse shows symbolic images that the first spouse was known for. Other inscriptions are the $10 face value, the gold content "1/2 oz.", and the purity ".9999 Fine Gold,” and the “E PLURIBUS UNUM”.
The initially released First Spouse gold coins in 2007 were Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, and Jefferson's Liberty.
In cases when the US President served his tenure without a first spouse, like Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, and Martin Van Buren, the obverse is struck with a picture of Lady Liberty.
The Liberty design that is struck is that of the circulating US coin during the President's years in service. The reverse design reflects the emblematic themes of the featured President's life.
The US Mint opted to name the 2007 bullion program as the First Spouse Coins rather than First Ladies to give way to the possibility for a future woman President of the United States of America.
The First Spouse gold coins are available in the US Mint and in authorized dealers nationwide. The purity of these gold bullion coins makes them ideal gold coin investments. The First Spouse gold coins are also available in proof coins sets.