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Margaret Taylor coin on sale

The U.S. Mint began accepting orders for the Margaret Taylor First Spouse Gold Coin on Dec. 3. The one-half ounce 24-karat gold coin, struck at the West Point Mint, is available in proof and uncirculated versions.

The obverse features a portrait of Taylor, wife of former President Zachary Taylor. Inscriptions are “In God We Trust,” “Liberty” and “1849-1850,” the period during which she served as first spouse. The reverse depicts her helping an injured soldier during the Seminole War.

Maximum mintage for the coin is set at 40,000 units across all product options. The ratio of proof coins to uncirculated coins will be determined by customer demand within the total maximum issuance of 40,000.

Pricing for the First Spouse coins is based on the Mint’s pricing structure for products containing precious metals. Current pricing information can be found on the Mint’s Web site, www.usmint.gov.

Dec. 3 also marked the beginning of sales of the bronze medal bearing the same likeness of Margaret Taylor featured on the coin. It is available for $3.50 each. There is no mintage or order limit.

The Margaret Taylor medal is also included in the Zachary Taylor Presidential $1 and First Spouse medal set. Sales for this product begin at noon EST on Dec. 17.

Orders may be placed online at www.usmint.gov/catalog, or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 will be applied to all domestic orders.

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