First Spouse Series – Lucretia Garfield 2011

The First Spouse Gold Coins

The United States Mint is honoring our nation’s first spouses by issuing one-half ounce $10 gold coins featuring their images in the order they served as first spouse.  The United States Mint issues First Spouse Gold Coins on the same schedule as the Presidential $1 Coins honoring the presidents.

$10 Lucretia Garfield Lucretia Rudolph Garfield was the wife of James Garfield, the twentieth President of the United States. Her time was brief in the White House. She became ill shortly after becoming First Lady and was sent to a seaside in New Jersey to recuperate from malaria. While she was away, her husband James Garfield was shot. She returned to the White House and for two months helped attend to her husband. She returned to her family farm in Ohio after Garfield’s death and remained there for the next 35 years of her life.

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