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2008-W US Mint First Spouse Van Buren’s Liberty 1/2 oz Gold Coin PCGS MS70

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Welcome to the exceptional world of the 2008-W US Mint First Spouse Van Buren’s Liberty 1/2 oz Gold Coin a distinguished addition to your collection. As the eighth release in the prestigious First Spouse Series by the United States Mint, this coin pays tribute to the impactful presidency of Martin Van Buren.


  • Securely encased in a PCGS plastic slab!
  • The 8th coin in the revered First Spouse Series!
  • Commemorates the enduring legacy of President Martin Van Buren!
  • Limited availability of flawless, certified coins!
  • Contains 1/2 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
  • Holds a face value of $10 (USD) issued by the United States.
  • Attains a Mint State 70 Grade from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
  • The obverse proudly features the iconic Seated Liberty design.
  • The reverse showcases a captivating portrayal of President Van Buren.
  • Proudly bears the W mint mark from the West Point Mint.

Van Buren’s presidency (1837-1841) faced the challenges of the Panic of 1837, marked by an economic downturn resulting from speculative land bubbles, declining international trade, and the policies of his predecessor, Andrew Jackson. Despite these hardships, Van Buren’s impact on American history remains profound.


As President Van Buren was unmarried, the First Spouse Series uniquely features the iconic Seated Liberty design on the obverse of 2008-W First Spouse Van Buren’s Liberty 1/2 oz Gold Coins. Crafted by Christian Gobrecht, the 3rd Chief Engraver of the US Mint, in 1836, this timeless image portrays Liberty seated on a rock, holding a staff with a Phrygian cap, and with her right hand resting atop the US national shield. Inscriptions here include 8TH PRESIDENCY, 1837-1841, W, and IN GOD WE TRUST.


On the reverse of the 2008-W US Mint Van Buren’s Liberty 1/2 oz Gold Coin, President Van Buren is depicted seated beneath a tree near his family home a significant gathering place for open political discourse during his lifetime. The inscriptions on this side read UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, $10, 1/2 OZ, and .9999 FINE GOLD.


The issue of Texas annexation and its potential impact on the balance between slave and free states was a contentious one during Van Buren’s presidency. Van Buren, concerned about the potential for sectional conflict, opposed the annexation of Texas. This stance, however, cost him support in the South and contributed to his failure to secure re-election in 1840.


These 2008-W US Mint First Spouse Van Buren’s Liberty 1/2 oz Gold Coins are in Mint State 70 condition. Known as perfect specimens, each one has full, original mint luster with no flaws present.

For any inquiries about this exceptional gold coin or others in our collection, feel free to contact Provident Metals. Call us at 800-313-3315, engage in a live chat on our website, or connect with us via email. Provident Metals where your precious metals journey meets distinction!

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Product Details

Year 2008
Condition MS70
Grading Service PCGS
Mint Mark W - West Point
Metals Purity .9999
Producer US Mint
Thickness 1.88 mm
Diameter 26.49 mm
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination $10
Country United States
Designer (Obverse) Christian Gobrecht
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series First Spouse
Mintage 4,334
Packaging PCGS Plastic Slab
Metal Content .5 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Dimensions 3.5 x 2.5 x 0.4 mm
Provident ID 4055657