Why buy this First Spouse 2015-W $10 Gold Jacqueline Kennedy Proof?
The Gold First Spouse Series honors the women who have supported the most powerful men in the world. This 2015-W Jacqueline Kennedy Proof was among the most anticipated issues in the entire series. This is largely due to the popularity of her husband but also due to the grace that she exhibited as First Lady. The coin was struck from half an ounce of .9999 fine gold at the West Point Mint. That mint's "W" mint mark is included on the obverse.
Powerful Saucer Magnolia Design by Benjamin Sowards
Susan Gamble designed and Phebe Hemphill sculpted the obverse design. It is a portrait of the First Lady wearing a necklace as she looks to the right of the holder. Her effigy is flanked by the national motto, "IN GOD WE TRUST," which is on the left, and a pair of inscriptions, "LIBERTY" and "2015," on the right. Her name, "JACQUELINE KENNEDY," is inscribed along the rim at the top, while her ordinal place in the line of First Ladies, "35TH," and the years in which she occupied the post, "1961-1963," are at the bottom.
The reverse features a saucer magnolia design that was created by Benjamin Sowards and engraved by Jim Licaretz. The flower opens on a globe with each of its petals pointing to the site of some of her most significant diplomatic visits. Mrs. Kennedy had the flowers planted at the White House and at her husband's grave in Arlington National Cemetery. The design is encircled by a rim frame in which there are several inscriptions. "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" spreads throughout the top half. Inscriptions on the bottom half read, from left to right, "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "$10," and "1/2 OZ. .9999 FINE GOLD."
Stunning PF69 UC
According to the experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), this coin looks perfect to the unaided eye. That is why it received the company's second highest grade, Proof 69. The team at NGC also determined that it exhibits particularly sharp contrasts between deeply mirrored fields and heavily frosted devices, so they labeled it Ultra Cameo.
Don't miss your chance to own this 2015-W $10 Gold First Spouse Jacqueline Kennedy Proof.
|Year of Issue:||2015|
|Display Weight:||1/2 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||15.5516 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.5 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Jacqueline Kennedy portrait|
|Reverse Design:||Saucer Magnolia|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||Benjamin Sowards and Jim Licaretz|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||Susan Gamble and Phebe Hemphill|