In response to any inquiry that I had sent late last week, the United States Mint has provided the final audited mintage figures for the 2009-2011 First Spouse Gold Coins. These figures have been long awaited by collectors of the series eager to confirm the mintage low reached in 2011.
Until now, final mintage information had been available for the 2007-2008 issues as well as the first four issues for 2009. Among these numbers, the mintage low had occurred for the uncirculated version of the 2009 Julia Tyler First Spouse Gold Coin at 3,143 pieces.
In 2011, unexpected sell outs for the uncirculated versions of the Lucy Hayes and Lucretia Garfield Coins had presumably come in lower based on last reported sales figures. The newly available final audited mintages show the Lucretia Garfield uncirculated coin as the new series low at 2,168 pieces. This is very closely followed by the Lucy Hayes uncirculated coin at 2,196 pieces.
As in the previous post, I have put together a table to summarize the newly available data. The first number column represents the previously available last reported sales figure, while the second number column represents the newly available final audited mintage. The final column shows the change.
The table also includes the previously available final mintages for the first four 2009 issues, as well as the last reported sales for the 2012 issues.
|2009 Anna Harrison Proof||6,251|
|2009 Anna Harrison Unc||3,645|
|2009 Letitia Tyler Proof||5,296|
|2009 Letitia Tyler Unc||3,240|
|2009 Julia Tyler Proof||4,844|
|2009 Julia Tyler Unc||3,143|
|2009 Sarah Polk Proof||5,151|
|2009 Sarah Polk Unc||3,489|
|2009 Margaret Taylor Proof||4,787||4,936||149|
|2009 Margaret Taylor Unc||3,430||3,627||197|
|2010 Abigail Fillmore Proof||6,140||6,130||-10|
|2010 Abigail Fillmore Unc||3,489||3,482||-7|
|2010 Jane Pierce Proof||4,843||4,775||-68|
|2010 Jane Pierce Unc||3,333||3,338||5|
|2010 Buchanan’s Liberty Proof||7,304||7,110||-194|
|2010 Buchanan’s Liberty Unc||5,348||5,162||-186|
|2010 Mary Lincoln Proof||6,904||6,861||-43|
|2010 Mary Lincoln Unc||3,760||3,695||-65|
|2011 Eliza Johnson Proof||3,907||3,887||-20|
|2011 Eliza Johnson Unc||2,905||2,905||0|
|2011 Julia Grant Proof||3,969||3,943||-26|
|2011 Julia Grant Unc||2,961||2,892||-69|
|2011 Lucy Hayes Proof||3,885||3,868||-17|
|2011 Lucy Hayes Unc||2,263||2,196||-67|
|2011 Lucretia Garfield Proof||3,655||3,653||-2|
|2011 Lucretia Garfield Unc||2,498||2,168||-330|
|2012 Alice Paul Proof||3,505|
|2012 Alice Paul Unc||2,798|
|2012 Frances Cleveland 1 Proof||3,158|
|2012 Frances Cleveland 1 Unc||2,454|
|2012 Caroline Harrison Proof||3,046|
|2012 Caroline Harrison Unc||2,436|
|2012 Frances Cleveland 2 Proof||3,104|
|2012 Frances Cleveland 2 Unc||2,425|
While not everyone is a fan of the First Spouse Gold Coin Program, the series has produced the lowest mintage United States Mint coins of the modern era.