Thursday, December 21, 2006

New gold coins will picture past first ladies instead of presidents.

The American presidents appearing on dollar coins starting next year may find themselves outshone by their wives: a new series of half-ounce pure gold coins will show all the former first ladies in the order in which their husbands served. (NYT)

They're not going to be put in circulation, and the series is named the First Spouses Series. Would a woman president's husband be the First Man? First Gentleman? Hmm.

1 comment:

John Althouse Cohen said...

Logically, it should be "First Gentleman." But I think he'd be "First Man." It just sounds right. A wedding has a "best man," not a "best gentleman."