If you are a Presidential medal collector, be sure to mark your calendar. On Feb. 28 at noon ET, the Andrew Jackson Presidential silver medal will be on sale from the United States Mint.
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.
The obverse of the medal designed by Moritz Furst features a portrait of Andrew Jackson with the inscriptions “ANDREW JACKSON,” “PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES” and “A.D. 1829” alongside the border of the medal.
The reverse of the medal designed by John Reich 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 while the other wrist is bare. Above the hands, the pipe of peace and the tomahawk are crossed over each other.
The new 99.9 percent fine silver medal measures 1.6 in for its diameter and weighs 31.103 g. The new medal costs $46 and is part of the Presidential Silver Medal Enrollment program. At the time of this writing, there is no mintage, product, or household order limit.
To order, visit the United States Mint website or call 1-800-USA-MINT.
Images courtesy of the United States Mint.