The latest First Spouse gold coin, honoring the late Barbara Bush, will go on sale today. The United States Mint will be offering both a Proof and Uncirculated half-ounce coin starting at Noon Eastern, 9:00 AM Pacific today. A limit of one of the Barbara Bush First Spouse Gold coins each per household is in place.
The Mint will be producing 3,000 total Proof coins and 2,000 Uncirculated coins for this latest First Spouse coin. The Proof variant is priced at $1,360 while the Uncirculated version is $1,340. Both coins are produced at the Mint’s West Point facility.
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
Later this year, the Mint will release the George H.W. Bush Presidential Dollar to go along with this First Spouse coin. The Mint has not released a launch date for that new dollar at the time of this post.