Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set Available

by Adam Wegener on October 21, 2014 · 0 comments

Today, Oct. 21, the United States Mint released the latest addition to its series of Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Sets. The set honors the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and his wife, Eleanor.

Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set

The front card of the Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set includes portraits of FDR and Eleanor and their signatures. The back offers information about the medal and coin, to include specifications, and a short biography of the president.

This product comes with one uncirculated quality FDR Presidential $1 Coin and one Eleanor Roosevelt First Spouse Bronze Medal. The dollar and bronze medal are held in a decorative card with portraits of the two along with their signatures.

The bronze medal is made in the likeness of the Eleanor Roosevelt First Spouse Gold Coin, which launched on Sept. 4. All First Spouse Gold Coins are struck at the West Point Mint out of 0.5 ounce 24-karat gold and are available in uncirculated and proof finishes. Currently, the U.S. Mint is selling proofs for $815 and uncirculated issues for $795. These prices may vary from week to week as gold moves up or down.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coins became available for sale from the U.S. Mint in rolls, bags and boxes on Aug. 28. The prices of these products range from $32.95 all the way up to $275.95.

Ordering Information

Interested collectors may order this Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set by visiting the United States Mint’s website at catalog.usmint.gov. The sets are located here. Or, call 1-800- USA-MINT (872-6468). The retail price for this product is $9.95.

US Mint Sales of Past Sets

For the first few years of the program, the U.S. Mint would sell First Spouse Bronze Medals individually, but in 2011 they discontinued the option. Since then, Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Sets have been a primary source for getting medals of former First Ladies. Here is a list of prices and current sales for sets still available from the Mint:

Prices Latest
Sales
2014 Hoover $9.95 Unknown
2014 Coolidge 1,729
2014 Harding 1,878
2013 Wilson (with Edith medal) 3,320
2013 Wilson (with Ellen medal) 3,578
2013 Taft 3,610
2013 Roosevelt 4,526
2013 McKinley 3,664
2012 Arthur 5,140
2012 Cleveland (1st term) 4,590
2012 Harrison 4,409
2012 Cleveland (2nd term) 4,209
2011 Johnson $14.95 6,709
2011 Grant 7,155
2011 Hayes 5,730
2011 Garfield 5,397
2010 Fillmore $11.95 10,609
2010 Pierce 8,397
2010 Buchanan’s Liberty 8,240
2010 Lincoln (sold out) 15,858

 

The U.S. Mint also issues an annual First Spouse Bronze Medal Set which has each year’s First Spouse Bronze Medals. This year’s set with medals for Florence Harding, Grace Coolidge, Lou Hoover and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt goes on sale Thursday for $16.95.

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