John Quincy Adams Presidential Silver Medal Released


On Monday, Nov. 18, the United States Mint released its final Presidential Silver Medal for 2019.

U.S. Mint product images for the John Quincy Adams Presidential Silver Medal
U.S. Mint product images for the John Quincy Adams Presidential Silver Medal

Struck in an ounce of .999 fine silver to a diameter of 1.598 inches and a matte finish, the medal features a portrait of John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States Mint.

Priced at $39.95, the medal extends the U.S. Mint’s Presidential Silver Medal series which debuted last year as a companion to historical bronze editions that were presented to American Indian chiefs and other important leaders at events like treaty signings.

CoinNews photo James Madison Presidential Silver Medal
A CoinNews photo of an earlier released James Madison Presidential Silver Medal

Earlier released silver medals feature George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison medal and James Monroe.

John Quincy Adams Designs and Specifications

Presidential Silver Medals share the same designs as their previously released bronze counterparts. They are being issued at a rate of four per year and without sales deadlines. Past issues have registered to-date-sales of 23,383 (Washington) 17,490 (Adams); 14,412 (Jefferson); 10,571 (Madison), and 9,437 (Monroe).

John Quincy Adams Presidential Bronze Medal - Obverse
The U.S. Mint also strikes Presidential bronze medals. This CoinNews photo shows the obverse of a John Quincy Adams Presidential Bronze Medal. This is the same design as on the obverse of the John Quincy Adams Presidential Silver Medal.

Designed and sculpted by Moritz Furst, this latest medal has an obverse (heads side) portrait of Adams. Inscriptions around the portrait read: "JOHN QUINCY ADAMS," "PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES" and "1825"

John Quincy Adams Presidential Bronze Medal - Reverse
This photo is of the same bronze medal but with its reverse shown. The design also appears on the new silver medal’s reverse.

Its reverse (tails side) was designed by John Reich and includes the inscription of "PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP." That sentiment is further symbolized by two hands clasped in token of amity. A crossed peace pipe and tomahawk appear above the hands.

Presidential Silver Medal Specifications

Denomination: N/A
Finish: Matte
Composition: 99.9% Silver
Weight: 31.103 grams
Diameter: 1.598 inches
Edge: Plain
Mint: N/A
Mint Mark: None
Obverse Designer/Engraver: Moritz Furst
Reverse Designer/Engraver: John Reich


These medals are struck on the same planchets that are used for American Silver Eagles. Unlike Silver Eagles which have a reeded edge, medal edges are plain. They may be produced at more than one U.S. Mint production facility but bear no mint marks. Their matte finish is similar in appearance to the finish of an uncirculated coin.


Purchase John Quincy Adams Silver Medals directly from the Mint’s online section of silver medals, found here, or calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

George Washington and John Adams Presidential Silver Medals - Packaging
This photo shows the typical U.S. Mint packaging for Presidential Silver Medals

Each encapsulated medal comes in a display case and ships with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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does anybody know why the mint hasn’t been putting out their weekly sales numbers?

Mike Unser

The U.S. Mint was making some changes last week. They anticipated having sales updates back on schedule this week.


mike.thank you for that information much appreciated.

sam tweedy

They were waiting for all the returns to come back after the “BIG” crash…Mike Mezack was getting all his returns ready!!!!


now that was a good one.i think he has the best standup comedy routine of all the coin evangelists.i bought thousands,lol.