2009 W First Spouse Letitia Tyler PF 70 Ultra Cameo 1/2 Ounce Gold Coin
First Lady, 1841–1842
A genteel Southern lady, Letitia Christian Tyler was content to stay in the background tending to her children and household. She supervised the Tyler family’s 1,200 acre plantation, Greenway, in Charles City County, Virginia, for many years.
Although Letitia Tyler was never able to assume the normal social duties of a First Lady because of her poor health, behind the scenes, she directed the entertaining and household management of the White House. She made only one public appearance while First Lady, at the wedding of their daughter, Elizabeth. She informally received important visitors, including authors Charles Dickens and Washington Irving, and enjoyed discussing current events with them. She died in September 1842, eight months after her daughter’s wedding.
These are the first 1/2 oz Gold coins in the U.S. Mint’s history that the metal content is .9999 fine. Low mintages offer great collectibility to this series.
- Contains 1/2 oz actual Gold weight.
- Brilliant Uncirculated or Proof condition.
- Coins come in capsule or protective plastic (no box or certificate.)
- Obverse: Various “First Ladies.”
- Reverse: Varies on each issue.
- Produced by the U.S. Mint at West Point, N.Y.
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