It's not often that our nation honors its heroes in gold. Even less often is a President commemorated exclusively in gold. But Franklin Delano Roosevelt was an extraordinary leader. During his unprecedented 12 years in office, he helped a Depression-shattered nation regain its self-confidence. In the dark days following Pearl Harbor, his firm resolve set the tone for our ultimate victory. And his good-natured courage in the face of his own disability inspires us to this day.
Few Presidents have left such an indelible mark on our country - or our world. Programs like Social Security, the Rural Electrification Administration and the Tennessee Valley Authority are still improving the lives of Americans today. And his dream of an international organization dedicated to peace helped lead to the establishment of the United Nations.
Each FDR Commemorative Gold Coin is a beautiful tribute that will be treasured for generations to come. The coin was available for collectors to cherish and enjoy, or to help their children or grandchildren understand the achievements of the 20th century's most remarkable President. Or simply to know the pleasure of owning a true piece of history.
Purchase of the Gold Coin Also Helped Honor FDR in Stone.
A portion of the proceeds from each coin helped build the new FDR Memorial in Washington, D.C. Located along the famed "monumental axis," the memorial stands directly in line with the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials - a fitting site to pay homage to an extraordinary leader.
U.S. Mint Craftsmanship: The Standard for the World.
This beautiful coin shines with the rich warmth only gold can give. Proof blanks are hand-fed onto presses fitted with specially polished dies, then struck at least twice for exceptional brilliance and unmatched detail. Finished coins are then closely examined by a gloved inspector, who makes certain that each one meets the Mint's exacting specifications.
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