Elizabeth “Bess” Truman had been Second Lady to Vice President Harry S. Truman for just under three months when, in 1945, the magisterial Roosevelt Administration came to an end with the death of the great “FDR.” After the conclusion of the Second World War, Mrs. Truman reinstituted the customary social calendar associated with the White House — long suspended by conflict — and quickly made a name for herself as one of the hardest-working hostesses Washington had ever seen. She joined her husband on a whistle-stop tour in service of his reelection bid in 1948, a campaign that culminated in the unexpected defeat of heavily-favored Republican candidate Thomas Dewey. That tour and its outcome are paid tribute as part of the U.S. Mint’s First Spouse Gold Coin Program with its 33rd release, the 2015-W Proof US Mint First Spouse Bess Truman 1/2 oz Gold Coin.
The 2015-W Proof US Mint First Spouse Bess Truman Gold Coin comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and features the mirrored background fields and frosted foreground details of a proof-finish coin. It arrives in a handsome wooden case, and your shipment is fully insured against loss or damage by Provident Metals.
Bess Truman’s portrait appears on the coin’s obverse field. The image is accompanied by inscriptions of her name, the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint, her years of service, the coin’s year of issue and number in the series, and the messages “IN GOD WE TRUST” and “LIBERTY.”
The reverse field features a locomotive wheel on a train track, symbolic of the whistle-stop tour of 1948. Along with this is the lettering “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “$10,” and “1/2 OZ. .9999 FINE GOLD.”
The First Spouse Gold Coin Program was created in response to an act of Congress in 2005 and was issued by the U.S. Mint from the years 2007 through 2016. It celebrated Presidential spouses in chronological order from the very first — Martha Washington — down to the forty-first (Barbara Bush in the early 1990s). The series’ tribute to Bess Truman, the 33rd First Lady in the sequence, features the sculpting talents of renowned medallic artist Phebe Hemphill and the design work of Joel Iskowitz.
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|W - West Point
|Certificate of Authenticity
|.5 Troy Ounce
|Orders over $199 Ship Free