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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 52, December 24, 2006, Article 15

FIRST SPOUSE COIN KICKOFF CEREMONY

The Repository of Canton, OH published an article December 20th about
the launch ceremony for the U.S. Mint's First Spouse gold coin series:

"The U.S. Mint's new First Spouse collectible coin series made a
theatrical debut on Tuesday at the National First Ladies' Library
Education and Resource Center. Edmund C. Moy, director of the Mint,
introduced the coins with help from "Dolley Madison" as portrayed by
Lucinda Frailly.

"I can't think of a better venue to introduce our first coins than at
the First Ladies' Library," Moy said. "We hope these first coins will
contribute to a greater interest in learning about the contributions
of our first ladies."

"Moy noted that it marks the first time the U.S. Mint has featured
women in a consecutive series; a fact not lost on Mary Regula, founding
chair and president of the National First Ladies' Library. Humorously
noting that the Mint was started in 1792, she said, "We're glad to see
that the Mint is recognizing the contributions of these women only 214
years later, and we say to them, 'It's about time.' "

To read the complete article, see: Full Story

To read a related New York Times article, see: NY Times

QUIZ QUESTIONS:  1: When was the last time a President's spouse
appeared on U.S. money?  2: Which presidential spouse was never
a First Lady?  (And no, the answer isn't "Bill Clinton").

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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