To coincide with the release of the Margaret Taylor First Spouse Gold Coin, the US Mint will also release the bronze medal version of the coin and a complete 2009 five medal set. The products will be available December 3, 2009 at 12:00 Noon ET.
The Margaret Taylor Bronze Medal features the design of the gold coin with some inscriptions removed. The 1 5/16-inch bronze medals will be priced at $3.50 each.
Individual medals have been available for each release of the First Spouse Gold Coin series. Of this year’s offerings, only the Julia Tyler and Sarah Polk medals remain available. The Anna Harrison and Letitia Tyler medals have sold out of the individual options.
The 2009 First Spouse Bronze Five Medal Set will include each of the bronze medals released for this year’s First Spouse Gold Coins. The five medal set is priced at $15.95. This is an increase of $3 over last year’s offering price of $12.95, although last year’s set included only four medals.
I have written before about the strong performance for some of the previous First Spouse Bronze Medals. Recent releases haven’t experienced the same dramatic price increases as some of the 2007 releases, but the medals seem to remain popular with collectors.
The 2007 Four Medal Set has been selling for around $40 to $50 on the secondary market. The 2008 Four Medal Set has sold for around $20. This set received some attention earlier this year when a mule error was discovered pairing the Abigail Adams obverse with the Louisa Adams reverse. Sets containing the error once sold for more than $500 each.
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