William Henry Harrison Presidential Silver Medal Sales Start May 3

The United States Mint will begins sales of the William Henry Harrison Presidential silver medal next week on May 3, 2021. Sales will begin at Noon Eastern, 9:00 AM Pacific and the medal is only available from the United States Mint. The 99.9% pure silver medal will be priced at $65.00 with no production, sales, or household limits in place.

William Henry Harrison was the ninth President of the United States but is noted in history for two sad notes. First, he was the shortest serving President of the United States, serving just 31 days in 1841. President Harrison died of complications from pneumonia, suspected to have been contracted while giving his inauguration address in a cold and wet Washington in March 1941. Secondly, he was the first President of the United States to die in office, triggering a constitutional crisis regarding succession to the presidency. Eventually, John Tyler, Harrison’s Vice President, became the tenth President.

As has been the case with the Presidential Silver Medal series, the Obverse features a portrait of the honored President with the common Reverse that has been found throughout the series.

The reverse features 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; the other wrist is bare. Above the hands, the pipe of peace and the tomahawk are crossed over each other.

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William Henry Harrison Presidential Silver Medal (Image Courtesy of The United States Mint)
William Henry Harrison Presidential Silver Medal (Image Courtesy of The United States Mint)

The Harrison medal is the second of three planned medals to be released by the Mint in 2021. The Martin Van Buren medal was released in February while the next medal in the series for President Tyler will be released laster this year.

To get more information on the William Henry Harrison Presidential medal, head to the Product Page on the Mint’s site. Note that you can also sign up for Product Enrollment for the Presidential Silver Medal series which will assure you of receiving the medal shortly after it is released and with free economy shipping.

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