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Letitia Tyler issue available July 1

Sales begin July 1 for the proof and uncirculated Letitia Tyler First Spouse half-ounce $10 gold coins.

She is the first wife of President John Tyler, who took office in 1841 following the untimely death of his predecessor, William Henry Harrison.

Price of the gold coins have not yet been announced, but two weeks prior to the opening of sales, the Anna Harrison First Spouse coin in proof was being sold for $629 and in uncirculated the price was $616.

Prices for First Spouse coins are now identical and they fluctuate weekly with the price of gold bullion. These numbers are based on gold being in the range of $900 to $949.99 per ounce.

At the same time, a 1-5/16ths-inch Letitia Tyler bronze medal will be offered to collectors for $3.50 each. The medal features the same design, though modified to remove the face value and other designations unique to the coin.

A Julia Tyler First Spouse coin will be sold later in the summer.

For more information, or to order, visit the Mint’s Web site at www.usmint.gov. Orders may also be made by telephone at (800) USA-MINT.

Photo caption: A Letitia Tyler bronze medal (shown), similar in design to the First Spouse $10 gold coin, is available for a much cheaper price of $3.50.

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