The United States Mint is honoring one of the most influential individuals of the 20th century in America with the release of its 2023 Eleanor Roosevelt Quarter! Ladies and gentlemen, the new quarter dollar is now available in rolls and bags. These coins have been struck at U.S. Mint facilities in Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco.
The latest addition to the U.S. Mint’s ongoing American Women Quarters™ series is the quarter. I am pleased to inform you that they have initiated a four-year program starting in 2022. The program’s objective is to acknowledge the exceptional contributions made by women to American history. As part of this program, they will release five new designs every year until 2025.
Eleanor Roosevelt’s legacy goes beyond being the wife of the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, during his historic four terms in office. Even before her time in the White House, the public widely recognized her extensive involvement in civic affairs, including her dedication to human rights and her association with organizations such as the League of Women Voters and the Women’s Trade Union League.
Eleanor Roosevelt Quarter Designs
On the reverse side of every new quarter dollar, you can see a portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt and the scales of justice set against a backdrop representing the globe. This design symbolizes her impactful work with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The image was created by Don Everhart, a designer from the U.S. Mint Artistic Infusion Program, and sculpted by Craig A. Campbell, a Medallic Artist from the United States Mint.
The inscriptions on the reverse of the quarter include “UNITED STATES of AMERICA,” “QUARTER DOLLAR,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “ELEANOR ROOSEVELT,” and “UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS.” it is worth noting that the entire series of coins features the identical portrait of George Washington on the obverse (heads side). In 1932, artist Laura Gardin Fraser created the likeness of the first President of the United States to commemorate Washington’s 200th birthday.