The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) has released the candidate images for the upcoming Barbara Bush First Spouse gold coin and bronze medal. The images were released after the first of the two-day CCAC meeting this week in Washington, D.C..
Legislation for the President George H.W. Bush Presidential Dollar and the First Spouse gold coin and bronze medal for Barbara Bush was signed into law in January by President Trump. The law sets forth that the United States Mint is to produce the new Presidential Dollar and First Spouse gold coin and bronze medal in 2020.
CCAC released both Obverse (heads) and Reverse (tails) candidates for the First Lady Bush coin and medal late yesterday for the public to see. You can find them below as well as on the CCAC page on the United States Mint website.
Once the Mint and CCAC come to an agreement on which candidate Obverse and Reverse will be used, the Mint will then begin preparations to produce the coin and medal. According to the Mint’s production schedule, neither the First Spouse or Presidential Dollar for the Bushes are listed but that is not uncommon. With the Act now signed, the Mint will now be obligated to produce an Uncirculated and Proof specimen of the Presidential Dollar and Uncirculated 1/2 ounce gold First Spouse coin for Barbara Bush. The First Spouse coin will be produced at the West Point facility while the George H. W. Bush Presidential Dollar will be minted at Denver, Philadelphia, and San Francisco (for Proofs) Mints. It is also possible that we will see a Reverse Proof of the coin as one was produced for the last handful of coins produced in 2015 and 2016.