Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coin Design Candidates

The United States Mint has released the design candidate images for the 2016 Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coin. This should represent the final release of the series honoring the former First Spouses of the United States of America.

The design candidates for the Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coin join other previously released design candidates for other 2016 First Spouse Gold Coins. Design candidates for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Dollar can be seen here.

At the present time, Nancy Reagan is still living at the age of 93. When the coins are issued, she may join a small group of individuals who have been portrayed on United States coinage while living. Others have included Alabama Governor T.E. Kilby on the 1921 Alabama Centennial Half Dollar, President Calvin Coolidge on the 1926 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar, Senator Carter Glass on the 1936 Lynchburg Half Dollar, Senator Joseph Robinson on the 1937 Robinson-Arkansas Half Dollar, and Eunice Shriver Kennedy on the 1995 Special Olympics Silver Dollar.

The eleven obverse and nine reverse design candidates for the Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coin can be seen below.

Obverse Design Candidates

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Reverse Design Candidates

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  1. Two Cents says


    Yeah, the First Spouse Gold ½-oz. coins come in a nice wooden presentation box, and even the run-of-the-mill American Eagle Gold proof coins (1-oz. thru 1/10 oz.) come in a bookshelf-type case. For a unique high-relief gold coin, you would think the case would be just as good looking as the coin. Unless they haven’t decided on the case yet, nor have a sample mock-up available, so they just used a generic case for the photo.


    From what they’ve released so far, no mention of what the finish will be, but from the posted image, it does look to be Unc. What we do know is that it is a 1-oz., .9999 fine gold coin, minted at West Point, dated and to be released in 2015. Apparently, it is the first of a proposed yearly series of unique gold coins (and silver medals) showcasing creative and artistic designs.

  2. Dustyroads says

    fm says, What is it like to have unlimited cash?

    It means you would have the most ability to help this world, as far as cash is concerned.

    Money as the sole ambition has no value. Habeeb Akande

  3. KCSO says

    2 Cents – you would be correct Sir; there are those out here that apply their own context, interpretation and/or judgement to the trivial and take it in an entirely different direction, gets annoying.

  4. D Rittenhouse says

    KCSO said:
    2 c – good catch! Now I’m hoping the new Miss Lady Liberty will have a wardrobe malfunction …

    Yeah, we get it that the image of Liberty on the upcoming high-relief gold coin reminds you of a black woman (Janet Jackson). Your racism is becoming tiresome.

  5. Tinto says

    @D Rittenhouse

    Hmm. I don’t have to spell it out any further especially if you’re acting dumb, Rotten dumb …that is

  6. Dustyroads says

    DR, KCSO speaks with a lot of sarcasm, I suspect he’s giving everyone the benefit of the doubt. You can read between the lines, but your offended and lashing out. Let it rest.

    This is what he said in context referring to the Liberty:

    KCSO says

    June 20, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    2 c – good catch! Now I’m hoping the new Miss Lady Liberty will have a wardrobe malfunction like our ’16 Standing gal! Looks promising

  7. D Rittenhouse says

    Although you might be content to tolerate the crude and lewd insinuations expressed by KCSO (AKA Keep Calm & Stack On), this blog’s owner should not.

  8. cagcrisp says

    @D Rittenhouse, You are at the TOP of the LIST of people (Troll in your case) that should be kicked off this board. IF we played Family Feud you would be the Number #1 answer ….BY FAR…

  9. TMMSR0127 says


    I read your comment and I see nothing racist about it at all.

    It is beyond a stretch to refer to your comment as being racist. It is pure nonsense.

    Life experience has taught me the following:

    Just as true Alcoholics deny and deflect their dependence on alcohol.

    And just as true Pedophiles deny and deflect their attraction to children.

    A true Racist’ will deny and deflect being a Racist.

    There is only one poster on this blog that I find to be outrageous, offensive, boisterous, and tolerant of “crude and lewd” insinuations, and that poster is certainly not Dustyroads.

  10. Dustyroads says

    Mt deepest sincere hope is that KCSO’s heart is in the right place. Based on what he said, I see no reason to rush to judgment and make assumptions. All ethnicities have faults, but handling our emotions with violent acts will fail to promote any good thing. The only clear path to a better tomorrow is with understanding, friendship, and lots of patience.

  11. Jerry Diekmann says

    OT for Nancy Reagan, but the new gold coin (or is it a medal – it does have a value, so maybe it’s really a coin) really looks to be a winner. Both obverse and reverse are just beautiful! Now, with the Jackie coin, this coin, the 1916 Centennial coins next year, plus gold coins for the national parks and Mark Twain, I’m not sure that many of us will have the dollars to buy one of each. My solution – strike the 2016 centennial coins in silver only, not gold. I actually think they would look better (and certainly more natural) if they were minted in the same metal they were 100 years ago. Platinum or even palladium would be better than gold, IMO.

  12. achmed says

    to be within topic: I would prefer the 2016 centennial coins in GOLD. And many collectors in Europe will buy the gold coins because they can purchase them without paying VAT. And by the way: The HR gold coin 2015 will be released 23rd of July !!! see usmint website

  13. Jerry Diekmann says

    Just my opinion, but let’s leave racism OT forever. The Civil War ended 150 years ago this year (no commem coin!), and the 13th, 14th, 15th, and 19th amendments made all persons, regardless of gender or race, free from slavery, citizens of this country, and with the right to vote. A total of 620,000 men died during the Civil War, and the issues of states rights and discriminatory laws against certain people have been decided once and for all, on the battlefield, with Constitutional amendments, and rulings from the courts. We are a better country now than we were before the “War Between the States”, and the union that Abraham Lincoln wanted so desperately to preserve has continued in existence. We need to put racial hatred behind us – it demeans the haters and the principles of this country we are all part of. Now, on to coins!

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