US Mint News: James Monroe Presidential Silver Medal on Sale on Aug. 8

WASHINGTON, DC (STL.News) – The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for the James Monroe Presidential Silver Medal (product code S805) on Aug. 8 at noon EDT.  This medal is the third of four .999 fine silver presidential medals slated for release this year.

The obverse (heads) of the James Monroe Presidential Silver Medal was designed by Moritz Furst.  The design features a portrait of the president with the inscriptions “JAMES MONROE,” “PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.,” and “A.D. 1817.”

The medal’s reverse (tails) was designed by John Reich. It 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.

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.