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Wife to the 22nd and 24th President, Francis Cleveland was not married to two Presidents, but was instead married to the only man to ever serve two inconsecutive Presidencies in United States history! Married at the age of 21 to her deceased father’s friend, Grover Cleveland, she became the youngest First Lady to hold the title, and the first to be married in the Executive Mansion. The President was 27 years her senior.
While today we may gawk at such an age difference, which is typically reserved for old rich men, and gold digging spouses; the Cleveland marriage was a fairly tranquil and loving one. Almost immediately the public was enamored with the young First Lady, and savvy businessmen even used her visage in advertisement and products—capitalizing on the public’s fascination with Lady Cleveland.
Today her face is again in circulation, but the use of her image is not for any nefarious or business like purpose; instead her face appears on two of the First Spouse Gold Coins released by the U.S. Mint in celebration of the women who supported our Commander and Chiefs. Since her husband served two non consecutive terms, she appears on two non consecutive coins.
Holding one of the coins could add a great deal to any investment or collection as the coin has the added bonus of being unique in both its place in the series, and in history; but most importantly because it has ½ ounce of 24-karat (.9999) Fine Gold! In all the coin has both numismatic and intrinsic value. Today the coin commands twice what the gold content alone is worth (NGC grade MS70/PF790 priced at $1,125.00/$1,125.00) with the price of gold now (2/17/2015) at $1,148.70.
Frances Cleveland is one of the most unique First Ladies to be honored in the First Spouse Gold Coin program issued by the U.S. Mint. Young, beautiful, and affluent, she used her time in the White House to spread her good charms and help her husband’s political ambitions. A gem to the American People, Lady Cleveland was a truly popular figure during the turn of the 20th century. To learn more about how you can add this fascinating bit of history to your collection call the experts at Global Monetary Reserve at 877-795-9585 today, or if you would like to take a look at our diverse inventory visit or E-commerce website by Clicking Here.