Quarter Dollar 2023 Eleanor Roosevelt, Coin from United States - detailed information

Quarter Dollar 2023 Eleanor Roosevelt, Coin from United States
CoinQuarter Dollar 2023 Eleanor Roosevelt

The Quarter Dollar is a United States coin worth 25 cents. From its inception until 1964, the denomination was issued in silver; it underwent several design changes, including finally the silver Washington quarter (1932 - 1964) featuring the first President of the United States on the obverse and the American Eagle on the reverse, issued then until 1998 in copper-nickel. The U.S Mint then embarked on several long term projects: the State Quarters series of 50 coins featuring each State from 1999 to 2008; in 2009, a six-coin series represented the District of Columbia and five US territories, and then the America the Beautiful program (2010 - 2021). After a brief interlude with a Washington commemorative quarter, the U.S. Mint started the American Women Quarters program in 2022.

Running until 2025, the program honours five women on five reverse designs per year, selected for "contributions to the United States in a wide spectrum of accomplishments and fields, including but not limited to suffrage, civil rights, abolition, government, humanities, science, space, and arts". The obverse depicts George Washington with a 1931 design by Laura Gardin Fraser.

The Eleanor Roosevelt Quarter is the eighth coin in the American Women Quarters Program; it was released on ? 2023.

Eleanor Roosevelt was a first lady, author, civil liberties advocate, and Chairperson of the United Nations Human Rights Commission. She was instrumental in the passage of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Roosevelt was born on 11 October 1884 in New York City to a politically prominent family. In 1905, she married her distant cousin Franklin Delano Roosevelt. After her husband was stricken with polio in 1921, Eleanor Roosevelt became increasingly active in politics. She promoted women’s political engagement, playing a leadership role in several organisations, including the League of Women Voters and the Women’s Trade Union League. Her activities were extensively covered in the media in the 1920s, making her publicly recognisable.

Roosevelt grew to more importance after her husband became president of the United States. She became the most politically active and influential first lady in history, using the position to advance many of her progressive and egalitarian goals. She traveled the nation extensively, visiting relief projects, surveying working and living conditions, and reporting to the president on her observations.

After President Roosevelt’s death in 1945, Eleanor Roosevelt continued in her public life. President Truman appointed her to the United Nations. She served as Chair of the Human Rights Commission. She worked tirelessly to draft the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the U.N. General Assembly on 10 December 1948. Eleanor Roosevelt died on 7 November 1962, and is buried alongside her husband on their estate at Hyde Park.

Eleanor Roosevelt Quarter Dollars issued in 2023 have now been in circulation for only one year.

MintMint markTotal Mintage
Philadelphia Mint Letter P 284,000,000 (284.0 million)
Denver Mint Letter D 271,800,000 (271.8 million)
San Francisco Mint Letter S unknown
Obverse
United States / Quarter Dollar 2023 Eleanor Roosevelt - obverse photo

At its centre, the obverse of the coin shows the portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States (1789 - 1797), facing right. He has long hair, falling down in a queue.

The designer's initials LGF (for Laura Gardin Fraser) are in relief on the neck truncation.

Around above, the inscription LIBERTY. In smaller letters on two lines below left, the motto IN GOD WE TRUST.

Below right, the date of issue 2023, under which a small letter represents the mint mark.

Mint marks this year are D, P or S for Denver, Philadelphia or San Francisco mints respectively.

Obverse Inscription LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 2023
Reverse
United States / Quarter Dollar 2023 Eleanor Roosevelt - reverse photo

The reverse design depicts a portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt and the scales of justice against a backdrop representing the globe, symbolic of her work with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

On two lines above the exergue line on the right, ELEANOR ROOSEVELT. On three lines below, UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS.

Below left, the initials of the designer, DE (for Don Everhart); below right, the initials of the sculptor, CAC (for Craig Campbell).

Around the rim above, the legend UNITED STATES of AMERICA. Separated from this by two five-poiunted stars, around below the face value QUARTER DOLLAR and the motto E PLURIBUS UNUM ("Out of many, one" - signifying unity in diversity).

Reverse Inscription UNITED STATES of AMERICA ELEANOR ROOSEVELT * QUARTER DOLLAR E PLURIBUS UNUM *
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Authorising Legislation: Public Law 116-330.

The San Francisco Mint only struck coins for collectors, not released into circulation: ??? in copper-nickel and ??? in silver. The other two mints only struck circulation coins.

Quarter Dollar 2023 Eleanor Roosevelt: Known varieties
Variety Brilliant Uncirculated, San Francisco Mint
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Not released into circulation; issued for collectors only.

Variety Proof, San Francisco Mint
Images United States / Quarter Dollar 2023 Eleanor Roosevelt / Proof, San Francisco Mint - obverse photo United States / Quarter Dollar 2023 Eleanor Roosevelt / Proof, San Francisco Mint - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Variety Silver Proof, San Francisco Mint
Mintage Issued: unknown
Material0.999 Silver
Details

6.343 g, 0.199 troy oz. of 99.9% silver.

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Quarter Dollar 2023 Eleanor Roosevelt: Details
CountryUnited States
CurrencyUS Dollar
Coin TypeAmerican Women Quarter Dollar
Issued2023
PortraitGeorge Washington, portrait by Laura Gardin Fraser
Face Value25 (x Cent)
Circulation Mintage555,800,000 (555.8 million)
Total Mintage555,800,000 (555.8 million)
CurrentYes
MaterialCopper-Nickel clad copper
DesignerDon Everhart, Craig Campbell
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationCoin Alignment (Axis 6)
Size24.2600 mm
Thickness1.7500 mm
Mass5.6700 g
OCC IDLBRP-ORRC-KVZL-OMNY
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