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Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945) Gold liberty coin

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01983.03 Author/Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945) Place Written: [various places] Type: Object Date: 1927 Pagination: 1 coin Height 3.2 cm

Summary of Content: Coin ca. 32 mm diameter. Collateral to FDR gold order

People: Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: Coins and CurrencyFinanceEconomicsPresident

Sub Era: The Roaring Twenties

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