The First Ladies' Gold Coins series (known formally as the First Spouse series) honor the wives of the United States Presidents by depicting their portraits and important events from their lives on half ounce gold coins. This series is being issued in conjuction with the Presidential Dollars that honor their husband's terms in office, and will be issued at the rate of four per year until at least 2016. While most Presidents had a First Lady, not all of them did, so special designs have been mandated for those instances.
It is hoped that the issuance of these coins will help illuminate the lives of these important women, as well as educate people about the life and times of the Presidents and their spouses in a more general context. This photo gallery will serve as a starting point for your own exploration of the lives of America's First Ladies.