First Spouse Series – Caroline Harrison 2012

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 Caroline Harrison – Caroline Harrison, always interested in America’s history founded the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). DAR is a lineage based organization for women who are directly descended from a person involved in America’s independence. Today, DAR has chapters in all 50 states. Caroline Harrison was born in Oxford, Ohio and met her husband while he was a student of her father’s at Farmer’s College near Cincinnati. After finishing her degree in music, she wed Benjamin and the couple settled in Indianapolis. During the onset of the Civil War, she became active in many movements including the Ladies Patriotic Association and the Ladies Sanitary Committee. After the war, Ben Harrison studied law and became heavily involved in politics.

To learn more about the 2012 Caroline Harrison First Spouse Gold Coin, mintage facts, history and specifications, download this FREE pamphlet today!

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