Not to dismiss its two coins and four stamps, but the gems of the 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Coin & Chronicles Set are its medals. And of those, the silver medal shines the brightest in both appearance and appeal.
Released on Dec. 22, 2014, we’ll talk more about the set in an upcoming article. For now, I wanted to simply present the medals in a photo overview.
Both medals share the same designs, which were created by John R. Sinnock for the 1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Medal. Having seen FDR’s portrait on dimes all my life, it’s not the front of the medals that invoke their greatest appeal — although their larger portraits and contoured backgrounds are definitely more unique.
It’s the medal reverses that steal your attention. They feature a seated figure, representing a sorrowing Nation, dropping a wreath upon the waters. To the side, a ship symbolizing the spirit of the late President, sails into the distant mist.
The 2014 Coin & Chronicles Set isn’t exactly cheap but the medals are a sound reason to spend the $57.95 to get at least one. They are available from the U.S. Mint’s website, right here. They have a product limit of 20,000.