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First Spouse Buyers Need Cash
October 18, 2013

First Spouse gold coins will be offered by the U.S. Mint this year even later on the seasonal calendar than was done last year. Once again striking problems caused the delay.

The first 2013 design for Ida McKinley will be put on sale Nov. 14. The second design for Edith Roosevelt will follow a week later on Nov. 21 and the third design for Helen Taft is slated for Dec. 2.

The final two honoring the wives of President Woodrow Wilson have not yet been scheduled.

Of course, the good news is that so few people have been buying these coins that the wait has not been noticed by the great mass of the numismatic hobby.

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About the Author
David C. Harper has been a coin collector since 1963. He joined the Krause Publications editorial staff in 1978 and is currently editor of Numismatic News, Bank Note Reporter and World Coin News. He also edits two books annually, North American Coins & Prices and Coin Digest. He is the author of the Class of '63 column that runs each week in Numismatic News. His first bylined numismatic article appeared in the June 1971 issue of Coins Magazine and his various Krause Publications assignments included a stint as editor of the magazine 1980-1983. Harper received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1977. He had a double major of journalism and economics.

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