The United States Mint will open sales of the Eleanor Roosevelt American Women Quarter later today. The latest American Women Quarter Program release will be available at Noon Eastern, 9:00 AM Pacific. As has been the case with previous releases in the series, the Eleanor Roosevelt Quarter will be available in bags and rolls for collectors.
Eleanor Roosevelt was one of our most active and influential first ladies. She was an author, reformer, civil liberties, and human rights advocate, and the first American woman delegate to the United Nations. She was also a member of the first delegation to the UN.
When sales begin today, there will be four different products available for purchase:
- 100-Coin Bag (Philadelphia) – $45.00
- 100-Coin Bag (Denver) – $45.00
- 2-Roll Set (Philadelphia & Denver) – $40.00
- 3-Roll Set (Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco) – $60.00
Note that on the 3-roll set, the San Francisco Mint Marked coins are not proofs, but are circulation quality coins.
The Roosevelt Quarter is the third release in the American Women Quarter Program this year, with two more scheduled to be released later in 2023. The honorees for 2023 include:
- Bessie Coleman – pilot, advocate, and pioneer who flew to great heights as the first African American and first Native American woman pilot, as well as the first African American to earn an international pilot’s license.
- Jovita Idár – Mexican American journalist, activist, teacher, and suffragist. She devoted her life to fighting against separatist ideologies and sought to create a better future for Mexican Americans.
- Edith Kanakaʻole – indigenous Hawaiian composer, chanter, dancer, teacher, and entertainer. Her moʻolelo, or stories, served to rescue aspects of Hawaiian history, customs, and traditions that were disappearing due to the cultural bigotry of the time.
- Eleanor Roosevelt – first lady, author, reformer, and leader. As chairperson of the Human Rights Commission where she oversaw the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and as the first chair of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights, she advocated diligently for the civil liberties and needs of the poor, minorities, and the disadvantaged.
- Maria Tallchief – America’s first prima ballerina, she broke barriers as a Native American ballerina who exhibited strength and resilience both on and off the stage.