2014 First Spouse Bronze Four-Medal Set Available

by Rhonda Kay on October 23, 2014 · 3 comments

Today, Oct. 23, the United States Mint began selling its 2014 First Spouse Bronze Four-Medal Set for $16.95, the same price as last year’s set.

2014 First Spouse Bronze Medals

2014 First Spouse Bronze Medals

The medals, struck at the Philadelphia Mint, bear the same designs as those on this year’s First Spouse Gold Coins honoring Florence Harding, Grace Coolidge, Lou Hoover and Anna Eleanor.

Composed from 90% copper and 10% zinc and minted to a diameter of 1-5/16 inches, obverses have a portrait of the honored first lady while reverses portray a scene about her life. Summary design details and images of the bronze medals follow, along with links to CoinNews.net articles about the companion 2014 First Spouse Gold Coins.

Florence Harding

Florence, wife to Warren G. Harding who was the 29th U.S. President (1921-1923), is remembered for championing the cause of World War I veterans and supporting her husband’s political career.

The reverse of her bronze medal symbolize these aspects of her life. The initials WWV that form a torch and transform into a pen at its base represent her correspondence with World War I veterans, their spouses, and widows. The camera represents her orchestration of photo opportunities supporting her husband’s campaign. The ballot box represents her distinction as the first First Lady to cast a vote for a presidential candidate, her husband.

Florence Harding Bronze Medal

Florence Harding Bronze Medal

Obverse
Designer: Thomas Cleveland
Engraver: Joseph Menna
Reverse
Designer: Thomas Cleveland
Engraver: Don Everhart

 

Grace Coolidge

Grace, wife to Calvin Coolidge who was the 30th U.S. President (1923-1929), was an advocate for the deaf and hearing impaired. The reverse of her bronze medal depicts three hands finger-spelling the letters USA in American Sign Language. The White House appears in the background.

Grace Coolidge Bronze Medal

Grace Coolidge Bronze Medal

Obverse
Designer: Joel Iskowitz
Engraver: Phebe Hemphill
Reverse
Designer: Frank Morris
Engraver: Jim Licaretz

 

Lou Hoover

Lou, wife to Herbert Hoover who was the 31st U.S. President (1929-1933), is remembered as the first First Lady to give a public radio address. This is symbolized on the medal’s reverse with a late 1920’s radio set.

Lou Hoover Bronze Medal

Lou Hoover Bronze Medal

Obverse
Designer: Susan Gamble
Engraver: Michael Gaudioso
Reverse
Designer: Richard Masters
Engraver: Jim Licaretz

 

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor, the wife to Franklin D. Roosevelt who was the 32nd U.S. President (1933-1945), is remembered for her humanitarian initiatives. The reverse of the bronze medal features Mrs. Roosevelt’s right hand lighting a candle. The glowing light rising over a stylized graphic of the Earth’s curved horizon symbolizes her life’s work and the global impact of her humanitarian initiatives. Adlai Stevenson remarked after her death: "She would rather light a candle than curse the darkness, and her glow has warmed the world."

Eleanor Roosevelt Bronze Medal

Eleanor Roosevelt Bronze Medal

Obverse
Designer: Chris Costello
Engraver: Phebe Hemphill
Reverse
Designer: Chris Costello
Engraver: Renata Gordon

 

Ordering First Spouse Bronze Four-Medal Sets

2014 First Spouse Bronze Four-Medal Sets may be ordered online here, or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

The medals are in Mylar® on a durable folded card that includes production information. The card is placed within a custom-made envelope.

2014 First Spouse Bronze Four-Medal Set

2014 First Spouse Bronze Four-Medal Set

First Spouse Bronze Medal Sets for years 2010, 2011, and 2012 are still available. Last year’s set is not.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

David Claus November 17, 2014 at 2:57 pm

I heard that this set is already sold out at the US mint site. Is there anyway to find out what the sales total was?

Leroy Wakley December 24, 2014 at 3:47 pm

I looking for the 2014 first spouse medals / bronze 1 set

Dwight September 22, 2015 at 12:51 pm

Before the second batch of 3,150 for the 2014 First Spouse Four-Medal Sets was released on February 10, 2015, the first batch of 7,500 that sold out by November 19, 2014 had sets reselling for as high as $259.50 + $8.50 shipping such as ebay item #331431263397 that sold on December 31, 2014 @ 10:51AM from seller jimbo7296. However last month for a 2014 First Spouse Four-Medal Set, ebay item #291536468093 sold for as low as $29.95 with free shipping on August 11, 2015 @ 08:42:09 PDT from seller jeffgene. Therefore the second batch of 2014 First Spouse Four-Medal Sets diluted their total mintage to 10,650 and caused their prices to plummet.

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