WASHINGTON – The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for the John Quincy Adams Presidential Silver Medal (product code S806) on November 18 at noon EST. This is the sixth release in the Presidential Silver Medal series and the final medal of 2019.
Priced at $39.95, this medal is struck in 99.9 percent fine silver and features Adams’s portrait on the obverse (heads). Inscriptions are “JOHN QUINCY ADAMS,” “PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES” and “1825.” Moritz Furst, an early nineteenth century medallic artist, designed and sculpted the obverse.
The medal’s reverse (tails) features the inscription “PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP,” symbolized by two hands clasped in a token of amity. On the cuff of the left wrist are three stripes and buttons, while the other wrist is bare. Above the hands, the pipe of peace and tomahawk are crossed over each other. The reverse was designed and sculpted by John Reich, United States Mint Assistant Engraver in the early nineteenth century.
Each medal is encapsulated and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
The Mint accepts orders at catalog.usmint.gov/ and 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Visit catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html for information about shipping options.
Medals are also sold at the United States Mint sales centers in Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; and Denver. Availability may be limited and subject to change.
About the United States Mint
Congress created the United States Mint in 1792, and the Mint became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. As the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage, the Mint is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; silver and bronze medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, the United States Mint will not accept and will not honor orders placed prior to the official on-sale date of Nov.18, 2019, at noon EST.