Letitia Tyler was the wife of President John Tyler, who took office after the untimely death of President William Henry Harrison in 1841 from an illness, described as pneumonia; but most likely was due to the poor sanitation practices of Washington. At the age of 49 Letitia suffered her first stroke, which left her an invalid. Two years later her husband would be President, and Letitia would not waver in her care of the family, and the household. A deeply religious woman, she was utterly devoted to her family. She passed in 1842 after suffering another stroke: she is the first, First Lady to pass while her husband was in office. Part of the Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005, The Letitia Tyler First Spouse Gold Coin was released on July 2, 2009 and is the 10th in the series.
While she may not have occupied the seat of First Lady very long, she did the position honor by continuing to care, and maintain her home even in the face of such adversity. If you’d like to learn more about how you can make this coin a part of your collection, or investment portfolio, contact the experts at Global Monetary reserve at 877-795-9585 today. Or if you want to take a look at our amazing selection, and make an immediate purchase Click Here and you will be redirected to our E-commerce site!