First spouse coins becoming scarcer -- but no one wants them.
After his first spouse died, John Tyler remarried. Thus there were two first spouses while Tyler was in the White House: Letitia Tyler and Julia Tyler. As a result, there are five first spouse designs for 2009 rather than four for 2008 and 2007. When this is combined with the surge in the price of gold, the total cost of collecting the 2009's is now double what it cost to collect all for the 2007 First Spouse coins.
For more information on first spouse coins, please see my website at: peterplanchet.com/firstspousecoins.