Franklin Delano Roosevelt Commemorative Gold Coin

Commemorative Coin Programs

Background

Authorized Mintage

Not more than 100,000 gold five dollar coins.

Availability

No longer available. Sale period ended May 15, 1998.

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Recipient Organization: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Commission

A portion of the proceeds from the sales of each coin was paid to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Commission.

Commemorative Coin Surcharges

Commemorative coin programs are created by acts of Congress to honor a person, place, or event. Surcharges from the sales of these coins help fund a variety of organizations and projects that benefit the public. Commemorative coins are only available from the United States Mint for a limited time, as specified by public law.

Coin Characteristics

Obverse design: Based on one of FDR's favorite photographs taken in 1938, depicts the commander-in-chief on the bridge of the U.S.Houston wearing a boat cloak that became a familiar trademark for many Americans.

Reverse design: A rendering of the Presidential seal displayed at FDR's 1933 inaugural.

Obverse Inscriptions

• FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT
• IN GOD WE TRUST
• LIBERTY
• 1997

Reverse Inscriptions

• UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
• E PLURIBUS UNUM
• FIVE DOLLAR

Mint and Mint Mark

Specifications

Artist Information

Obverse
  • Designer: T. James Ferrell
Reverse
  • Designer: James Peed

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Content last reviewed June 1, 2016

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