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.
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.
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:
|2013 Wilson (with Edith medal)||3,320|
|2013 Wilson (with Ellen medal)||3,578|
|2012 Cleveland (1st term)||4,590|
|2012 Cleveland (2nd term)||4,209|
|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.