The U.S. Mint's First Spouse series includes a few releases for presidents who served without a spouse. This .9999 fine Gold coin honors Thomas Jefferson, who had been a widower for 19 years when he became president. The coin is graded PR-70 by NGC.
- Contains 1/2 oz actual Gold weight.
- NGC encapsulation guarantees and protects the PF-70 condition of the coin.
- Obverse: Portrays the image that appeared on the Draped Bust Half Cent coin as President Jefferson served his term without a spouse.
- Reverse: Depicts President Lincoln's monument at Monticello.
- Produced by the U.S. Mint at West Point, N.Y.
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This is the third coin in the Presidential "First Ladies" series which ran from 2007 to 2016. Add this 1/2 oz Gold First Spouse Coin to your cart today!
Thomas Jefferson married his wife, Martha, in 1772. Unfortunately, Martha died in 1782, leaving Jefferson a widower when he took office in 1800.
This Liberty is based on the Draped Bust Half-Cent executed by Robert Scot and minted 1800-1808, during Jefferson’s presidency. The reverse, or tails side, contains an image designed and sculpted by Charles Vickers of Thomas Jefferson’s monument, at Monticello. It also contains the epitaph which he wrote before his death:
"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. Born April 2, 1743, O.S. Died July 4, 1826."