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Elizabeth Monroe First Spouse Gold

The US Mint recently published February 28, 2008 as the release date for the new Elizabeth Monroe First Spouse Gold Coin.

This will be the fifth coin of the First Spouse Gold Coin Program and the first to be released in 2008. The obverse of the coin features a portrait of Elizabeth Monroe who served as First lady from 1817 to 1825. The reverse of the coin features the First Lady at the reopening of the White House on January 1, 1818 following its burning at the hands of the British in 1814.

Following the specifications of the prior coins in the series, the coin will have a $10 face value and contain one half ounce of 24 karat gold.

So far, the Mint has not published the offering prices or ordering limit for the Elizabeth Monroe coin.

The Dolley Madison coin, which was the fourth coin of the series is still available for sale at the US Mint. The prices are $529.95 for the proof version and $509.95. When the coin was first released, the Mint had imposed an ordering limit of one coin per household, although this limit has now been raised to ten.

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