The First Spouse Gold Coin program was established as part of a provision of the Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005 in order to honor our Nation's first spouses.
Minted in 2007, the Jefferson's Liberty First Spouse $10 Gold coin was the third in this series of commemorative gold coins. Thomas Jefferson, whose wife Martha died in 1782, served as our 3rd president from 1801 to 1809. He was the first president to remain unmarried during his entire presidency. As a result, the obverse of this coin features a representation of Lady Liberty as she was depicted on US coinage issued during Jefferson's tenure.
The coin's reverse depicts the image of President Jefferson's monument at his Monticello estate. His epitaph is inscribed over the image of his gravesite and reads, 'Here was buried Thomas Jefferson: author of the Declaration of American Independence, of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom and father of the University of Virginia.'
Flawless, proof versions of these exquisite, $10 gold coins were minted in 1/2 ounce of 99.99% pure gold using specially prepared dies that give the coins an immediately recognizable mirror-like finish. These eye-catching coins are sure to become fast favorites of yours to own... and to proudly display. Avoid disappointment and order yours today!