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Description:

On May 7, 2015, the United States Mint issued the 2015 Mamie Eisenhower $10 Gold Coin. The coin is struck in .999 gold and has a maximum authorized mintage of 10,000 across all ordering options. The coin was struck at the West Point Mint and carries the “W” mintmark. It comes in two finishes, Proof and Uncirculated.

The Mamie Eisenhower $10 Gold Coin is the second gold coin in the U.S. Mint’s First Spouse Gold Coin Program issued in 2015. First Spouse gold coins are issued in concert with the base-metal golden Presidential dollar series. The Mamie Eisenhower $10 Gold Coin is the 34th gold coin issued in the series.

Obverse:

A right facing bust of Mamie Eisenhower. Wrapping around the top of the coin is her name, MAMIE EISENHOWER. Around the bottom is the inscription “34th 1953-1961”. To the left of Mrs. Eisenhower is the motto IN GOD WE TRUST. To the right is LIBERTY 2015. The “W” mintmark of the West Point Mint is situated below the date. At the back of the bust truncation are the initials RAM for Richard Masters. Parallel to the tip of the front of the bust truncation are the initials JFM (Joseph Menna).

Reverse:

The coin’s central design motif is framed within a circle. A hand, possibly belonging to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, holds a button aloft. The button reads I LIKE MAMIE.

During the Presidential Campaign of 1952, Mamie Eisenhower was seen wearing a button that reads IKE LIKES ME (a playful rejoinder to the campaign’s I LIKE IKE slogan). In response, on June 12, 1952, Dwight D. Eisenhower was photographed pinning an I LIKE MAMIE button to his jacket at a New York campaign event. To the left of the hand is the designer’s initials “BF” for Barbara Fox. On the far right, the initials “RG” (Renata Gordon). Outside of the circle, wrapping around the coin’s rim, is the following text: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (top), E PLURIBUS UNUM (bottom left), and $10 1/2 OZ .9999 FINE GOLD (bottom center to bottom right).

Designer(s): United States Mint engraver Joseph Menna has more than three dozen coin and medal designs to his credit since joining the Mint in 2005 (View Designer’s Profile). Before joining the United States Mint, engraver Barbara Fox worked as a commercial artist (View Designer’s Profile). Mint artist Renata Gordon joined the engraving department in 2011 (View Designer’s Profile).

Coin Specifications:

Country:  USA
Year Of Issue:  2015
Denomination:  Gold $10
Mint Mark:  W
Mintage:  10,000
Alloy:  .9999 Gold
Weight:  1/2 Oz.
Diameter:   26.5 mm
OBV Designer  Masters / Menna
REV Designer  Fox / Gordon
Quality:  Proof and Uncirculated

 


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