2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set Available

by Mike Unser on December 22, 2014 · 9 comments

A limited-edition set is available today featuring collectible coins, medals and stamps with portraits of Franklin D. Roosevelt and a booklet chronicling his life.

2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set and Products

The 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set includes stamps, medals and coins

We wrote earlier about this set from the United States Mint, and it was the most read article of the week. Many thousands will sell. A smidgen over a year ago the 2013 Theodore Roosevelt Coin & Chronicles Set was introduced and it netted sales of 15,144. (See photos of the Teddy Roosevelt set.)

This latest product, which is restricted to 20,000 units, has more items and appeals to a broader audience of coin, medal and stamp collectors. Also, there are many fans of the 32nd President of the United States. FDR won four presidential elections, was a wartime president, died in office, and is one of a handful of presidents to appear annually on circulating coins. He consistently ranks as the second or third greatest president all-time. Taking it all in, there seems a good chance that these sets will eventually sell out.

Packaging and Contents of the 2014 Coin & Chronicles Set

The set’s packaging and presentation appear high quality, which adds to its attraction. As described by the U.S. Mint:

"The Roosevelt coins, medals and stamps are displayed in a rich green folder covered in a soft-touch material with a handsome textured look that is very gift-worthy."

And then, of course, there are its contents:

  • One companion booklet including images from FDR’s life and presidency.
  • One proof 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin struck at the San Francisco Mint with the S mint mark.
  • One proof 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt dime struck at the San Francisco Mint with the S mint mark.
  • One Roosevelt Presidential bronze medal struck at the Philadelphia Mint.
  • One Roosevelt Presidential silver medal struck in 1 ounce of 99.9% pure silver at the Philadelphia Mint.
  • One 1-cent Roosevelt stamp "Hyde Park" depicting his beloved New York home.
  • One 2-cent Roosevelt stamp "Little White House" paying tribute to the president’s frequent and favorite retreat, located in Warm Springs, Georgia.
  • One 3-cent Roosevelt stamp "White House" featuring a picturesque image of the White House in the background.
  • One 5-cent Roosevelt stamp "Four Freedoms" showing a globe inscribed with his famous four freedoms: "Freedom of Speech and Religion, from Want and Fear."

FDR was an avid stamp collector, making stamps bearing his image more meaningful to philatelists. The coins are identical to those issued earlier this year in proof sets, so they’re not altogether unique in that regard. The two medals are, sharing designs that were crafted by John R. Sinnock for the Mint’s Presidential Medal of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945. Medal obverses bear FDR’s portrait. You won’t find these in any other Mint product.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Silver Medal

Franklin D. Roosevelt Silver Medal

Medal reverses feature a seated figure, representing a sorrowing Nation, dropping a wreath upon the waters. To the side, a ship sails into the distant mist, symbolizing the spirit of the late President.

Franklin D.Roosevelt Silver Medal - Reverse

Reverse of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Medal. The same design appears on the bronze medal.

Ordering, Upcoming Sets and FDR on 2015 Commemoratives

Priced at $57.95, the 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Coin & Chronicles Set is available from the U.S. Mint online product page found here. It has no household ordering limits.

At least four more Coin & Chronicles Sets are in the works. Next year the United States Mint is planning to issue similar sets featuring former presidents Harry S. Truman Coin, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson.

Also upcoming, FDR will appear on commemorative 2015 March of Dimes Silver Dollars. He is remembered for his fight against polio and his help in founding the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, which is known today as the March of Dimes.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Victor DeCurtis December 22, 2014 at 5:23 pm

Ordered 5 sets, today.

Kahoola December 22, 2014 at 9:45 pm

Sorry, but it is Teddy Roosevelt on Rushmore, not FDR.

colec December 22, 2014 at 10:25 pm

The US Mint is definitely stepping up the game. Me likely, got 2 sets today.

Mike Unser December 22, 2014 at 10:25 pm

Kahoola, now that’s a striking error considering I’ve been there probably over a dozen times and I know better! Fixed.

Mike Unser (CoinNews.net) December 23, 2014 at 8:59 am

I’ve updated the article to include a large image of the silver medal reverse.

Shawn December 23, 2014 at 11:29 am

Hard to celebrate a man whom is responsible for the deaths of all the seamen at Pearl Harbor, just so he could enter the war against germany. Declaring martial law, presiding over the bankruptcy of America and selling all of us into slavery, expansion of the executive office at the expense of the Constitution.He should have been drawn and quartered, but I guess we celebrate treason at the highest levels…

Kahoola December 23, 2014 at 7:23 pm

FDR did some great things in his life, inspired the country out of the Great Depression, led the only war that made sense (if any war makes sense) in recent history, set up social security.
He did some things that weren’t so great, internment of Japanese Americans among them.
Wish that he didn’t melt all those gold coins though.
The sets look intriguing, will be buying some to keep and give away.

Joe December 23, 2014 at 10:24 pm

The reverse of the medal looks good. Thank God America went to war against Germany. Pearl Harbor should of never happen. My father was a Navy combat veteran aboard the light cruiser USS Denver fighting Japan from the time it was launched til the end of the war and then some. He liked FDR.

Jeff February 19, 2015 at 6:47 pm

Anyone know about the error on the stamp page. Where the typing was inverted? I have one and I been trying to find out more about it.

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