The U.S.Mint’s First Spouse gold bullion coins are struck in .9999 fine (24-karat) gold. They weigh one-half ounce and have a $10 face value. The coins honor the nation’s first spouses on the same schedule as the Mint’s Presidential dollars program. Each features a portrait on the obverse, and on the reverse a unique design symbolic of the spouse’s life and work. In instances where a president held office without a first spouse, the coin bears “an obverse image emblematic of Liberty as depicted on a circulating coin of that era and a reverse image emblematic of themes of that president’s life.”
The U.S. Mint has also issued a series of bronze medals with designs similar to those on the First Spouse bullion gold coins, available directly from the Mint.