First Ladies have made many contributions to their husband's presidency. This First Spouse coin pays tribute to the accomplishments of the beloved Patricia Nixon.
- Contains 1/2 oz of .9999 fine Gold.
- Comes in an original box from the U.S. Mint.
- Obverse: Features the bust of former First Lady Patricia Nixon.
- Reverse: Features stylized figures standing hand-in-hand surrounding a globe, symbolizing Mrs. Nixon's commitment to volunteerism around the world.
- Produced by the U.S. Mint at West Point, N.Y.
- Weight and purity guaranteed by the U.S. Mint.
This series of coins honors Presidential First Ladies who have added so much to our country. Add this 1/2 oz Patricia Nixon Gold Coin to your cart today!
Patricia “Pat” Nixon was born Thelma Catherine Ryan on March 16, 1912, in Ely, Nev. Her father gave her the nickname “Pat” shortly after her birth, calling her his “St. Patrick's babe in the morn.”
Pat financed her education at the University of Southern California working part-time jobs on campus. She graduated cum laude in 1937, then accepted a teaching position in Whittier, where she met her future husband. When he decided to pursue a career in politics, Pat campaigned tirelessly on his behalf. She accompanied him on his trips abroad during his vice presidency, a practice she continued during his presidency.
As first lady, Mrs. Nixon encouraged the spirit of volunteerism. Genuinely concerned about people, she visited Peru following a devastating earthquake, and spent hours walking through debris and comforting survivors. She also visited South Vietnam, becoming the first First Lady to visit a combat zone.
Following her husband's resignation, the Nixons returned to their estate in San Clemente, Calif. She died in 1993.