Why Buy This MS67 RD (2007) Abigail Adams and Louisa Adams Mule Bronze Medal?
The First Spouse series of gold coins got a lot of attention during production. However, there was also a series of First Spouse bronze medals that were minted at the same time featuring the same designs. The piece offered here is a First Spouse bronze medal from 2007 although you won’t find a date on it. This specimen is actually a type of error known as a mule. The name derives from the mule, the hybrid offspring of a horse and a donkey, due to such a coin having two sides intended for different coins, much as a mule has parents of two different species. This type of Mint error indicates that the designs from two different coins have been struck together on a single coin. In this case, the U.S. Mint produced the Abigail Adams obverse but put the design of the Louisa Adams on the reverse, resulting in what numismatists call a “mule”. This unique error medal hails from early in the First Spouse series.
- This medal is a Mint error that features designs intended for two separate coins.
- Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this medal.
- The medal offered here is made of bronze.
Abigail Adams and Louisa Adams Designs
Obverse: The obverse of this bronze medal displays the design that was intended for the obverse of the Abigail Adams coin and medal. A detailed portrait of our nation’s second First Lady is shown here. Her name is inscribed at the top of the design and the years that she was First Lady is at the bottom.
Reverse: Unlike the obverse, the reverse of this medal features a design intended for the Louisa Adams coin and medal. This design shows her with her son. They are on their way to rejoin John Quincy Adams. No inscriptions are present on this side of the medal.
NGC MS67 RD
This Mint error Mule medal has been certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). For its color, it was awarded the Red (RD) designation. For its condition, it was given the grade of Mint State 67 from their 70-point grading scale. Only very minor flaws are visible on this specimen. Plus, According to the NGC census report, as of 4/25/22, there are only 28 ever graded, 8 are graded Mint State 67 RD, with only one ever graded higher! This is a hard to find and seldom seen mint error, you won’t want to miss!