The seventh Presidential Silver Medal honoring President Andrew Jackson is set to go on sale today. The 99.9% pure silver medal honoring the 7th President of the United States will go on sale at Noon Eastern, 9:00 AM Pacific. This year, the medal is priced at $46.00.
Andrew Jackson was the seventh U.S. President serving from 1829 to 1837. He served as a major general in the War of 1812 and became a national hero when he defeated the British in New Orleans.United States Mint
The medal measures 1.6 inches in diameter and has the common Reverse of all of the previous Presidential Medals. That reverse features two hands clasped as a show of unity. The Obverse will feature a portrait of Andrew Jackson that was designed and engraved by Moritz Furst.
As with previous Presidential Silver Medal releases, there is no mintage or production limit on them nor is there a household limit on your purchase. However, the Jackson medal will only be available in 2020.
Product Enrollment for the Presidential Silver Medal program is also available to assure you get each of this year’s medals when they are released (plus free shipping).
To get more details or to order this new Presidential Silver Medal, head to the product page at the United States Mint site.
The Presidential Medals series began as the Peace Medals series. Presidents gave medals as a sign of peace with Native American tribes, when signing peace treaties with other nations, and at other events. The tradition originated during the Colonial period when leaders gave medals to Native American chiefs to strengthen relations. The Lewis and Clark expedition carried Thomas Jefferson’s peace medal in three different sizes, as well as medals from George Washington’s second term.
In 2018, the Mint re-started the program by producing the medals in silver instead of bronze