5 Dollars Franklin Delano Roosevelt

5 Dollars (Franklin Delano Roosevelt) - obverse5 Dollars (Franklin Delano Roosevelt) - reverse

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Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1997
Value 5 Dollars (5 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Gold (.900)
Weight 8.359 g
Diameter 21.6 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number
N#
92911
References KM# 282
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

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

Script: Latin

Lettering:
FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT
1997
IN GOD
WE
TRUST
LIBERTY

Designer: Thomas James Ferrell Read more on Wikipedia

T. James Ferrell (born in 1939, in Clayton, New Jersey) graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. In 1969 he joined the staff of medallic artists at the newly founded Franklin Mint. In August 1989, he moved to the United States Mint in Philadelphia.

Reverse

The Presidential seal displayed at his 1933 inauguration.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
E PLURIBUS UNUM
W
FIVE DOLLARS

Translation: E PLURIBUS UNUM = Out of Many, One.

Designer: James Peed

Edge

Reeded

Mint

W United States Mint of West Point, United States (1973-date)

Comments

The 1997 Franklin D. Roosevelt $5 Gold Coin was issued for the 32nd President of the United States. The commemorative coin program was not issued for any particular event or anniversary.

Considering that newly inaugurated President Franklin Delano Roosevelt suspended the minting and paying out of U S gold coins in 1933, it was ironic that he should later have a gold coin commemorating his life.



The U.S. Navy heavy cruiser USS Houston (CA-30) off San Diego, California (USA), in October 1935, with U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt on board is where the design (photo) came from She is flying an admiral's four-star flag at her foremast peak, and the Presidential flag at her mainmast peak.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1997 W 11 894 46%
1997 W 29 474 85% Proof

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Numista Rarity index: 86 Search tips
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Bullion value: USD 492.28 Search tips
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