The latest First Spouse gold coin, honoring the late Barbara Bush, will go on sale next week. The United States Mint will be offering both a Proof and Uncirculated half-ounce coin starting at Noon Eastern, 9:00 AM Pacific on Thursday, August 20, 2020. A limit of one coin each per household is in place for this coin.
The Mint will be producing 3,000 total Proof coins and 2,000 Uncirculated coins for this latest First Spouse coin. At the time of this posting, the Mint has not announced the pricing for either coin. That should come early next week.
The latest edition to the First Spouse gold coin series was authorized by the same legislation that authorized the George H.W. Bush Presidential dollar. That became law back in February of this year. It was originally introduced in February 2019.
The design of the Barbara Bush gold coin was created by AIP artist Barbara Fox and sculpted by Mint Medallic Artist John P. McGraw. The coin will be minted at the West Point facility.
The reverse design pays 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 futureUnited States Mint