Proof Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Dollars (Buy on eBay) are special collectible versions of the standard circulating coin.
The United States Mint creates specially minted Proof coins with a sharp relief on polished and treated blanks. These coins have frosted raised design elements and mirrored background, which results in a striking cameo effect.
Proof Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Dollars were originally available as part of the 2014 Presidential Dollar Proof Set, the 2014 Proof Set, and the 2014 Silver Proof Set issued directly by the U.S. Mint. Additionally, they were offered in the 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set and sold as individual coins. Unfortunately, the sales for the 2014 Proof Presidential Dollar Set reached another low of 218,976.
The date, mint mark, and the motto “E Pluribus Unum” are located on the edge inscription of the coin. The Mint also created special packaging for Proof Sets so that collectors can view the edges of the coins.
Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Background:
Before becoming President, Franklin D. Roosevelt served as a New York state senator and governor and assistant secretary of the Navy under President Woodrow Wilson. During his presidency, he would lead America through the Great Depression and World War II. Amidst these tumultuous events, he was elected an unprecedented four times. He would serve three full terms and die just a few months into his fourth term.
During his tenure, Roosevelt famously took the United States of the gold standard with Executive Order 6102, making it illegal to own gold coins or bullion coins, except those with numismatic value. There was also a big boom in the release of commemorative half dollars in 1935 that slowed down by late 1936.
“We have nothing to fear but fear itself.”Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States
- Born: January 30, 1882, Hyde Park, NY
- Spouse: Eleanor Roosevelt
- Served: 1933-1945
- Died: April 12, 1945, Warm Springs, GA
- Denomination: $1.00
- Composition: 88.5% copper, 6% zinc, 3.5% manganese, 2% nickel
- Diameter: 26.5 mm
- Weight: 8.1g
- Thickness: 2.0 mm
- Edge: lettered
- Mintage: 1,392,619