The United States Mint released Presidential Medals struck in .999 fine silver in honor of the nation’s fourth president, James Madison, on May 6 at noon EDT. This medal is the second of four silver presidential medals slated for release this year.
The obverse of the James Madison Presidential Silver Medal (product code S804) features a portrait of the president with the inscriptions “JAMES MADISON,” “PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,” and “A.D. 1809.”
The medal’s reverse design, by former Mint Assistant Engraver John Reich, bears the inscription “PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP” symbolized by two hands clasped in token of amity. On the cuff of the left wrist are three stripes and buttons, while the other wrist is bare. A crossed peace pipe and tomahawk are above the hands.
Each encapsulated medal comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Customers may place their orders at www.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 www.catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html for information about shipping options.
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The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce.
The U.S. Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The United States Mint’s numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.