Eleanor Roosevelt Quarters Available in U.S. Mint Rolls and Bags

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One of the most influential individuals of the 20th century in America is being celebrated by the United States Mint with today’s noon ET release of their 2023 Eleanor Roosevelt quarter. The new quarter dollar is available in rolls and bags containing coins struck at U.S. Mint facilities in Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco.

US Mint image 2023 P D S Eleanor Roosevelt quarter and rolls
U.S. Mint image of a 2023 Eleanor Roosevelt quarter and P, D, and S rolls of them
US Mint image 2023 Eleanor Roosevelt quarter and bag
U.S. Mint image of a 2023-P Eleanor Roosevelt quarter and a 100-coin bag of them

The quarter is the latest addition to the U.S. Mint’s ongoing American Women Quarters™ series. This four-year program, which began in 2022, aims to recognize the remarkable contributions of women to American history, with five new designs being released each year until 2025.

Eleanor Roosevelt‘s legacy extends beyond her role as the wife of the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, throughout his unprecedented four terms in office. Even before her time in the White House, she was widely recognized by the public for her extensive involvement in civic affairs, including her dedicated work towards human rights and her association with organizations such as the League of Women Voters and the Women’s Trade Union League.

"The third coin of the 2023 American Women Quarters Program honors the life and legacy of Eleanor Roosevelt," said Mint Director Ventris C. Gibson. "She was the first chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights, advocating diligently for the civil liberties and needs of the poor, minorities, and the disadvantaged."

It was during her tenure as the First Lady that Eleanor Roosevelt’s national influence soared to new heights, making her the most politically active First Lady in history. While supporting her husband’s presidency, she pursued her progressive agenda and extensively traveled the nation, providing firsthand reports on the prevailing conditions to aid her husband’s decision-making process.

Eleanor Roosevelt Quarter Products

Three different options are available as part of the Roosevelt quarter release. These include:

  • Two-Roll Sets for $40 – containing one roll of 40 quarters from the Philadelphia Mint and one roll of 40 quarters from the Denver Mint
  • Three-Roll Sets for $60 – containing three 40 quarter rolls, with one from the Philadelphia Mint, one from the Denver Mint and one from the San Francisco Mint
  • 100-Coin Bags for $45 – 100 quarters from either the Philadelphia or Denver Mint

The San Francisco Mint-struck quarters are the most sought after by collectors, as they are produced only for numismatic purposes, limiting their overall mintage. Quarters struck at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints are also released for general circulation, starting today, which will result in millions of them being issued.

Eleanor Roosevelt Quarter Designs

A portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt and the scales of justice against a backdrop representing the globe can be found on the reverse (tails side) of each new quarter dollar.

CoinNews photo 2023-S Proof Eleanor Roosevelt quarter
This CoinNews photo shows the reverse or tails side of an Eleanor Roosevelt quarter in the collector finish of proof. The quarters released today are in regular circulating finish, but feature the exact same design.

The design is meant to symbolize her impactful work with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The image was created by U.S. Mint Artistic Infusion Program Designer Don Everhart, with sculpting by United States Mint Medallic Artist Craig A. Campbell.

"It was an incredible honor to be trusted with sculpting this tribute to an American icon," said Campbell. "Eleanor Roosevelt had such an amazing impact on our country and the world, and in this design, we see Mrs. Roosevelt with a globe and scales representing the worldwide equality she worked so hard for through the Universal Declaration of Human Rights."

Inscriptions on the quarter’s reverse include "UNITED STATES of AMERICA," "QUARTER DOLLAR," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "ELEANOR ROOSEVELT," and "UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS.

All coins of the series bear the same obverse (heads side) portrait of George Washington. The likeness of the first President of the United States was originally created by artist Laura Gardin Fraser to mark Washington’s 200th birthday in 1932.

CoinNews photo obverse uncirculated 2022 quarter
This CoinNews photo shows the obverse (heads side) of an uncirculated 2022 quarter. Aside from the date, 2023 quarter obverses are the same.

Obverse inscriptions read "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "2023."

Quarter Specifications

Denomination: Quarter
Finish: Uncirculated
Composition: 8.33% nickel, balance copper
Weight: 5.670 grams
Diameter: 0.955 inch (24.26 mm)
Edge: Reeded
Mint and Mint Mark: Philadelphia – P
Denver – D
San Francisco – S
Privy Mark: None

 

Ordering

Eleanor Roosevelt quarters may be ordered by visiting the U.S. Mint’s online catalog quarter products.

The two-roll sets have a product limit of 9,140 with an initial household order limit of three. Three-roll set sales are capped at 12,620, also with an initial household order limit of three. Finally, the bag options are limited to 7,860 of each with limits of ten in place.

U.S. Mint’s Women Quarters Program

The American Women Quarters series was authorized by Public Law 116-330 and debuted in 2022 with strikes honoring Maya Angelou, Dr. Sally Ride, Wilma Mankiller, Nina Otero-Warren, and Anna May Wong. 2023 quarters include:

  • Bessie Coleman – first African American and first Native American woman licensed pilot (released February 14th)
  • Edith Kanakaʻole – influential Hawaiian composer and custodian of native culture and traditions (debuted March 27th)
  • Eleanor Roosevelt – first lady, author, and civil liberties advocate (this release)
  • Jovita Idar – Mexican-American journalist, activist, teacher, and suffragist (August 15th)
  • Maria Tallchief – America’s first prima ballerina (October 23rd)

These quarters can also be found in additional U.S. Mint products, such as annual sets containing proof quarters (released March 21) and silver quarters (released April 4). They will also be featured in special holiday ornaments, scheduled for release on Aug. 24.

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Seth Riesling

The 3-roll set, (P,D,S) went to ‘currently unavailable” with the blue ‘Remind Me’ button in less than 3 hours…

NumisdudeTX

Seth Riesling

Kaiser,

Reminds me of the movie “Wall Street” when the character Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) says, “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.”
I certainly don’t believe that. But, it is part of the human condition for many people.
I always say every year that the big, 5-day ANA coin show & convention is the “Annual Festival of Greed.”

NumisdudeTX

Antonio

So true.

Seth Riesling

Major D., I buy multiples (4) of some items for my numismatic collection since my 4 nephews will inherit the collection of coins, tokens, medals/medallions & banknotes that I started collecting at age 10, as I set up a Living Trust in 1990. I have rarely sold anything over the years since I’m a 90% collector, 10% investor basically. But unbridled greed is an ugly thing in my book…I know it keeps some people alive. But, I do like the sentiment that money is not the root of all evil, but the Love of money is… By the way, I… Read more »

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CaliSkier

Kudos Seth on not following the herd! Your comment is one of the few, touting, a liking of the program and designs! I’m with you on that! I’m one of the boycott’ers of US Mint products due to the continued price raising over the past 4 years. Like many I went from thousands spent with and on them down to basically zero, with no purchases over the past 2 years. If I were still a customer, I’d for sure had a clad and silver set of the AWQ’s and possibly some rolls as well! Good luck if you’re trying for… Read more »

Seth Riesling

CaliSkier, I definitely see your point about your boycott of the U.S. Mint due to it’s major price increases over the past couple of years. I felt like boycotting them too many times, but Numismatics has been such a large part of my life since age 10, that I can’t seem to boycott them totally. But, I have reduced my purchases with the U.S. Mint though for the past three years. For example, I do not like the reverse design of the new ASE $1 coin, and only purchased the special first year of issue 2-coin set in 2021, and… Read more »

Seth Riesling

Major D,

Finding the AWQ coins you weren’t able to get, especially the “S” roll ones from last year & this year can be part of the fun of the hunt. With approximate 6,000 coin dealers in the USA, across many venues/platforms, you should have no problem finding a supply – but price is another matter for major research. Good luck in your search for coins from this very nice series.

NumisdudeTX
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Seth Riesling

Kaiser,

Very true for sure. But, like with ticket scalpers for instance, I only paid “top retail” price once for a highly popular, sold out Las Vegas show once for me & a friend. With coins, I can wait till the market price goes down, if it ever does & then pounce on it from a dealer.

NumisdudeTX

Seth Riesling

Kaiser, True, it does make the hunt harder on items when the U.S. Mint’s household limit is low. I do have a few of my favorite coin dealers/coin companies to turn to if I can’t get the number of coins, coin sets or medals I need/want for myself & my 4 nephews. The most important consideration I give is that of the design & theme/topic. If the design appeals to me, then I pursue the item & also if I think the theme/topic appeals to the curiosity of my 2 younger nephews & 2 older nephews. They still ask me… Read more »

CaliSkier

Major D, good luck on your additional PDS sets today! As of this mornings 7:30 am “Fire Sale”, the Roosevelt PDS set are available, however as of now the HHL is still 3.

CaliSkier

LOL So Kaiser Wilhelm, you’re telling me the “hammer thing” doesn’t work? Hmmmm…. Human nature, compels us to stock up or store for that “rainy day”! Now that I think of it, animals and plants aren’t necessarily greedy per se, however even they will store and stock up on things we perceive and understand as life giving? They will often compete for the same resources and the strongest thrive and rob nutrients and water from their neighbors? Unless, plant “intelligence” perceives a benefit to itself, it will try to obtain more of everything it needs to survive at the expense… Read more »

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CaliSkier

Thanks Kaiser for the shared thoughts and insights, as well as meme! At first I couldn’t even see or read the attached words, as like a Labrador retriever is to water, CaliSkier is to snow or skiing! I just quickly flashed on how, for me, pretty much nothing else, good or bad exists whilst I’m blissfully taking a day in, on the snow! Absolutely as close to Nirvana as I’ll ever get, until that fateful day comes. Thanks again, as I’ll take each and every chance to even momentarily wander away from my current reality. I won’t share it here,… Read more »

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CaliSkier

Well said Kaiser Wilhelm and you listed many of the ways, in which I enjoy this hobby!

Tom

and on e-BAY, anywhere from $85 – $130
I like the one that says “On Hand”, but when you open it it says ‘pre-sale’.
And based on the name, it is from a coin shop.
Dang, why did I subscribe for one set of 3 rolls when I could have purchased that way?
Oh, how fitting they came out today. I just received 3 of the Hawaiian quarters in change the other day.

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CaliSkier

“Lucky 8”? There has never been eight individual different product offerings using the same theme and likely will never ever occur again in US Mint History! 8 products! Interesting that there will be 8 different numismatic products issued this year, in addition to any(?) varieties that may or may not be established with “Maria Tallchief” as the main theme! There will be a Philly, Denver, and San Francisco clad $.25, a San Fran (S( Ag proof and a Philadelphia as well as Denver $1! That’s a small series in itself? Oh yeah and then, last but not least, the 2… Read more »

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Seth Riesling

CaliSkier,

Thanks for the interesting history & trivia about Tallchief. When the Mint announced that an AWQ coin & the Native American $1 coin would both feature her this year, I was surprised…I don’t think that has happened before. She is the “Numismatic Diva” of the year for sure in that regard.

NumisdudeTX

CaliSkier

Seth, Kaiser and anyone else lurking in the background, I’m glad you found my post appropriate, useful or informative. Thanks for adding to the “etc” Kaiser Wilhelm! Yeah overall, between the US and Canada, many atrocities, regarding children of Native Americans were and have been committed. I really find the stories of discovered corpse’s at many different “closed facilities” to be especially disturbing. Many of the same abuses and deaths occurred at these supposed, reform school/orphanages here in the US also with non-native American kids as well. Imagine your parents dying in an accident, no other adult family members and… Read more »

Allan

Hello All

Off subject, just got a mint notification that 21XJ was available. This is the 2021 Reverse Proof Two Coin Silver Eagle set. I jumped into action and logged on and ordered it, but it was declined, the HOL was still set at 1. I tried one more time but they were all gone. I went from excited to depressed in two minutes.

Allan

The mint just did it again, on a Saturday morning. They released some 2021 Type 1 Proof ASE at 9am. They only lasted a few minutes.