Description

The United States Mint honors the nation’s first spouses by issuing one-half ounce $10 gold coins featuring their images in the order they served as first spouse. The Mint issues First Spouse Gold Coins on the same schedule as the Presidential $1 Coins honoring the presidents.

When a president served without a first spouse, a gold coin is issued bearing an obverse image emblematic of Liberty as depicted on a circulating coin of that era and a reverse image emblematic of a theme of that president’s life. The coin is inscribed with the years and order of that president’s term.

Obverse

Depicts Barbara Bush surrounded by the inscriptions, date, mintmark and engravers initials.

Barbara Bush (née Pierce; 1925–2018) was the first lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993 as the wife of George H. W. Bush, who served as the 41st president of the United States, and founder of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. She previously was the second lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Among her six children are George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States, and Jeb Bush, the 43rd governor of Florida. She and Abigail Adams are the only two women to be the wife of one U.S. president and the mother of another.

Engraver: Phebe Hemphill
Designer: Benjamin Sowards

BARBARA BUSH
IN GOD
WE
TRUST
LIBERTY
2020
BS PH
W
41st 1989 - 1993

Reverse

A homage to Mrs. Bush’s passionate advocacy for family literacy. The design depicts a person reading, with an open road before them. The open book symbolizes literacy, education, and knowledge. The road symbolizes the future and the journey of life, and the sun in the distance is the promise of a brighter future.

Engraver: John P. McGraw
Designer: Barbara Fox

· UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ·
BF JPM
E PLURIBUS UNUM · $10 · 1/2 oz. .9999 FINE GOLD

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Gold
Fineness 0.999
Weight 15.554 g
Diameter 26.5 mm
Thickness 1.88 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
West Point Mint (W)

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