Silver and American historical past fans have a brand new possibility from the USA Mint with the discharge on Monday of the Andrew Jackson Presidential Silver Medal.
The medal consists of 99.9% silver to a diameter of 1.598 inches. Discovered on its obverse (heads aspect) is the likeness of Jackson, the seventh President of the USA.
Jackson served because the President from 1829 to 1837. Previous to that place, he served in the USA Military and as a member in each chambers of the USA Congress.
The U.S. Mint Presidential Silver Medals collection marks its third 12 months with the debut of this launch. Issued at a fee of 4 per 12 months and with out gross sales deadlines, they bear the identical imagery as discovered on historic bronze editions that had been introduced to American Indian chiefs and different vital leaders at occasions like treaty signings. Earlier launched silver medals function George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison medal, James Monroe and John Quincy Adams.
Medals to be issued later in 2020 will honor Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison and John Tyler.
Jackson Medal Designs and Specs
The medal’s portrait of Jackson was designed and engraved by Moritz Furst. Inscriptions across the likeness embrace “ANDREW JACKSON,” “PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES” and “A.D. 1829.”
Its reverse (tails aspect) was designed and sculpted by John Reich. It bears the inscription of “PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP.”
That sentiment is additional symbolized by two fingers clasped in token of amity. On the cuff of the left wrist are three stripes and buttons with the opposite wrist being naked. A crossed peace pipe and tomahawk seem above the fingers.
Presidential Silver Medal Specs
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||Moritz Furst|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||John Reich|
Presidential Silver Medals are produced on the identical planchets as American Silver Eagles however have a plain edge as a substitute of a reeded edge. Medals haven’t any mintmark and could also be produced at totally different U.S. Mint amenities. Every has a matte end which has similarities in look to that of an uncirculated coin.
Worth and Ordering
Priced at $46, the Andrew Jackson Presidential Silver Medal is accessible immediately from the Mint’s on-line part of silver medals, found here. Orders may be positioned by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
Every encapsulated medal is available in a show case and ships with a Certificates of Authenticity.