Monday, May 02, 2011

Eliza Johnson First Spouse Gold Coin and Bronze Medal to go on Sale

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WASHINGTON - The United States Mint announced the opening of sales for the Eliza Johnson First Spouse Gold Coin and Bronze Medal on May 5, 2011, at noon Eastern Time (ET). The coin is produced in .9999 fine (24-karat) gold.

The coin's obverse (heads side) design, by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Master Designer Joel Iskowitz, bears the likeness of Johnson with the inscriptions ELIZA JOHNSON, IN GOD WE TRUST, LIBERTY, 2011, 17th and 1865-1869. The coin's reverse (tails side) design, by AIP Associate Designer Gary Whitley, depicts three children dancing and a Marine Band fiddler playing at the children's ball that was held for President Johnson's 60th birthday. Inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, $10, ½ OZ. and .9999 FINE GOLD.

Pricing for the gold coins will be based on the United States Mint's pricing structure for precious metals products, available at . . .

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