Eleanor Roosevelt 2014 10 Dollars First Spouse Gold Coins

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Eleanor Roosevelt 2014 10 Dollars First Spouse Gold Coin
First Lady of the United States, 1933 — 1945

  The 2014 Eleanor Roosevelt First Spouse Gold Coin represented the final release of the year and the thirty-fifth overall release within the First Spouse Gold Coin Program.

  The obverse design of the coin features a portrait of the First Lady designed by Chris Costello and engraved by Phebe Hemphill. The inscriptions include “Eleanor Roosevelt”, “In God We Trust”, “Liberty”, “2014 W”, “32nd”, and “1935-1945”.

  Eleanor Roosevelt was born October 11, 1884, in New York City. Eleanor Roosevelt has the distinction of being the longest serving First Lady of the United States, holding the position from 1935 to 1945 during her husband Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms as President. Mrs. Roosevelt was considered the eyes, ears, and feet for her partially paralyzed husband. She reported directly and in great detail to the President regarding her many trips inside and outside the country at his request and at her own behest.  Mrs. Roosevelt was a delegate to the United Nations and was proud of her work on behalf of the state of Israel. She took many stands against injustice in the United States. She publicly resigned from a major women’s organization when a prominent singer was denied the opportunity to perform in its venue because of her race.  Mrs. Roosevelt visited the homeless on the streets and worked in soup kitchens, even on Christmas Day. She, along with her friends, started a business at her home in Val-Kill that manufactured furniture in the United States to provide jobs during the Depression. Mrs. Roosevelt visited war zones during World War II, held her own weekly radio addresses and even spoke about the bombing of Pearl Harbor before her husband addressed the nation in his famous Day of Infamy Speech. She also wrote a very popular syndicated newspaper column. Following her husband’s death, she remained active in politics as a delegate to the United Nations, the first chair of the UN Commission on Human Rights, and the chair of the John F. Kennedy administration’s Presidential Commission on the Status of Women.

  The reverse design of the coin was inspired by a quote from Adlai Stevenson following her death: “She would rather light a candle than curse the darkness, and her glow has warmed the world.” The design features a depiction of Mrs. Roosevelt’s hand lighting a candle with the glow from its light rising over a stylized graphic of the Earth’s horizon to symbolize her life’s work and the global impact of her humanitarian initiatives. The reverse was designed by Chris Costello and engraved by Renata Gordon. The inscriptions read “United States of America”, “E Pluribus Unum”, “$10”, and “1/2 oz. .9999 Fine Gold”.

  The Eleanor Roosevelt First Spouse Gold Coins went on sale at the United States Mint on September 4, 2014. The initial pricing for the coins was $840 for the proof version and $820 for the uncirculated version based on an average gold price within the $1,250 to $1,299.99 range. The price was subject to periodic adjustment based on the market price of gold.
  Despite Eleanor Roosevelt’s popularity and defining role as First Lady, the maximum mintage for the coins was 10,000 pieces across proof and uncirculated versions. This was the same level established for the other releases of the series for the year. Certain other popular First Spouses had higher mintages established based on anticipated popularity.

Coin Specifications and Mintages
Date: 2014
Mint: West Point (W)
Mintage: TBD
Designers: Chris Costello (obverse and reverse)
Composition: 0.9999 Gold
Weight: 0.5000 troy oz. (15.554 g)
Diameter: 1.041 inches (26.49 mm)
Thickness: 0.074 inches (1.88 mm)

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