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2012-W Proof US Mint First Spouse Caroline Harrison 1/2 oz Gold Coin with Box & CoA

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It has long been a given of White House tradition for historical preservation to be a key endeavor at America’s Presidential mansion, but that wasn’t always the case. The practice had a specific founder: Caroline Harrison, First Lady of President Benjamin Harrison between the years 1889 and 1892. Known for her ambitious renovations of the mansion and equally ambitious project of collecting and preserving White House china for display, she was an artistically-minded First Lady who was also noted for her commitments to charitable work and women’s equality and who lent her prestige to the founding of the Daughter of the American Revolution. The U.S. Mint paid tribute to her with the 23rd issue in the First Spouse Gold Coin program, the 2012-W Proof US Mint First Spouse Caroline Harrison 1/2 oz Gold Coin.


  • Available in an elegant wooden case with a Certificate of Authenticity!
  • Issued in 2012, 23rd release in the First Spouse Gold Coin program!
  • Supplied from a limited original mintage!
  • Contains 1/2 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
  • Face value of $10 backed by the U.S. government.
  • Obverse side features a portrait of Caroline Harrison.
  • Reverse side features an orchid and a set of paintbrushes.

The 2012-W Proof US Mint First Spouse Caroline Harrison Gold Coin features a proof finish with mirrored fields and frosted details. It’s available to you in a wooden case along with a Certificate of Authenticity.


A portrait of Caroline Harrison appears on the obverse side. It’s accompanied by the West Point Mint’s “W” mint mark and the inscriptions “LIBERTY,” “2012,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “23rd 1889 – 1892.”


An orchid and a set of paintbrushes appear on the reverse side, along with the inscriptions “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “$10,” and “1/2 OZ. .9999 FINE GOLD.”


The Presidential One Dollar Coin Act of 2005 authorized the United States Mint to issue a series of coins to celebrate the legacies of American Presidents, and alongside it the First Spouse Gold Coin Program. Issued between 2007 and 2016, this series commemorated iconic figures ranging from Martha Washington to Barbara Bush in the early 1990s. The twenty-third figure it celebrated, Caroline Harrison, was known for major renovations to the White House that introduced electricity to the mansion and paved the way for the building of the East and West Wings. Her artistic interests in ceramic painting and flowers guided her focus on the historical preservation of White House china, paid tribute on this coin.


Add this beautiful collectible to your collection and learn more about our listings when you contact the team at Provident Metals. Call us at 800-313-3315, chat with us live online, or send us an e-mail inquiry.

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Product Details

Year 2012
Mint Mark W - West Point
Metals Purity .9999
Producer US Mint
Thickness 1.88 mm
Diameter 26.49 mm
Condition Proof
Denomination $10
Country United States
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series First Spouse
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
Packaging Presentation Packaging
Metal Content .5 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 4000984