John Quincy Adam United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin and Louisa Adams First Spouse Medal Sets are now available and priced at $7.95 each.
The set was released Wednesday, September 3, and includes an uncirculated John Quincy Adam Presidential dollar coin and a bronze medal bearing the likeness of the Louisa Adams First Spouse gold coin.
According to the Mint website,
The coin and medal are held in a durable plastic card enhanced with beautiful representations of the President and first spouse’s portraits, with issuance information on the back.
John Quincy Adam’s life was one of distinction and commitment to public service.
- Harvard graduate and lawyer
- Married to Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams
- Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1802, and six years later President Madison appointed him Minister to Russia
- Was James Monroe’s Secretary of State, arranging with England for the joint occupation of the Oregon country, and obtained from Spain the cession of the Floridas
- Helped formulate the Monroe Doctrine
- He was the first President who was the son of a President (John Adams)
- Served for 17 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, after his Presidency
- Introduced many petitions to abolish slavery and the slave trade
- Died on Feb. 23, 1848, two days after collapsing on the House floor from a stroke
In the coming months, the remaining Presidential coin and Spouse sets for 2008 will be offered:
- Andrew Jackson/Jackson Liberty
- and Martin Van Buren/Van Buren Liberty
The set may be ordered through the U.S. Mint page:
A complete listing of U.S. Mint products with John Quincy Adam coins are available at:
Orders may also be placed using the Mint’s toll free number 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers may place orders and inquiries through TTY at 1-888-321-MINT (6468).