The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the Lucy Hayes First Spouse Gold Coin and Bronze Medal on September 1, 2011, at noon Eastern Time ( ET ). Both proof and uncirculated versions of the 24-karat gold coin will be available.
The coin's obverse ( heads side ) was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Susan Gamble and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart. The design features the likeness of Lucy Hayes with the inscriptions LUCY HAYES, IN GOD WE TRUST, LIBERTY, 2011, 19th and 1877-1881. The coin's reverse ( tails side ) was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Associate Designer Barbara Fox and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna. The design represents Lucy Hayes' participation in the first Easter Egg Roll held at the White House. Inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, $10, 1/2 OZ. and .9999 FINE GOLD. Read more at: usmint.gov