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Commemorating Our Nation’s Fifth President

The United States Mint has announced it will release the fifth medal in its Presidential Medal Series on August 8, with sales opening at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  There is no mintage limit, nor is there a product or household limit.

Crafted in 99.9 percent fine silver, the medal commemorates our fifth President, James Monroe, the last of the Founding Fathers.  Early in his administration, his time in office is known as the “Era of Good Feelings” for the peace and booming economy the country enjoyed.

Obverse of new James Monroe Medal. (Images courtesy of the United States Mint)

The reverse of the medal 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. Each medal measures 1.6 inches in diameter.

The Department of the Treasury has a long-standing tradition of honoring each President of the United States with an official bronze medal struck by the Mint. The Mint has been replicating these medals in .999 percent fine silver.

The medals have a matte finish similar to an uncirculated coin and do not contain a mint mark.  Each medal comes package in a clamshell case with a standardized Presidential Silver Medal Certificate of Authenticity.

Washington and Adams were released in 2018 when the program launched.  Each year thereafter, four additional medals will be released.

Silver Presidential Medal features one troy ounce of 99.9 percent fine silver. (Images courtesy of the United States Mint)

The Mint’s website lists the retail price at 39.95. Medals can be ordered by calling 800-USA-MINT or online at www.usmint.gov.  The medal is also available as part of the Mint’s Presidential Silver Medal Enrollment program.

Of the silver Presidential medals released so far, Washington has been the most popular with collectors buying 21,333.  John Adams, issued next, shows sales of 16,900 with Thomas Jefferson third at 13,306. The last to be released, James Madison, currently has sales of 9,085.

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