Andrew Johnson Presidential Silver Medal Released


The newest product from the United States Mint, released today for $75, is the Andrew Johnson Presidential Silver Medal.

Product images Andrew Johnson Presidential Silver Medal
The Andrew Johnson Presidential Silver Medal arrives encapsulated and within a display case that is accompanied by a U.S. Mint Certificate of Authenticity

Containing 1 troy ounce of 99.9 percent fine silver, this collectible is a part of the U.S. Mint’s ongoing series of presidential medals. It features imagery borrowed from the original peace medal that was issued while Johnson served as the President of the United States from 1865 to 1869.

Johnson became the 17th President following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. His rise to the position was the culmination of decades of political service, during which he held many controversial positions.

Notably, he was the sole sitting U.S. Senator from a Confederate state who did not resign from his elected post after his state seceded from the Union. His unwavering loyalty to the Union resulted in his selection as Lincoln’s running mate in the 1864 election, despite their initial differences in political party affiliation.

Johnson served out the remainder of Lincoln’s term while facing strong political opposition, which even led to his impeachment by the House of Representatives. However, he was acquitted in the Senate, winning by only one vote.

U.S. Mint Presidential Medal Programs

A long history is associated with Presidential medals in the United States. Originally struck in bronze, these medals bore the likeness of the incumbent President. They became known as "Peace Medals" since they were frequently distributed to Native American tribes as a symbol of peace during treaty ceremonies.

This latest series of U.S. Mint Presidential Silver Medals traces its origins back to 2018 and is dedicated to honoring former U.S. Presidents in the sequential order of their terms in office. Earlier issued medals, along with their latest sales figures, include those depicting:

  • George Washington – 34,682
  • John Adams – 23,419
  • Thomas Jefferson – 23,877
  • James Madison – 16,690
  • James Monroe – 15,120
  • John Quincy Adams – 14,595
  • Andrew Jackson – 16,482
  • Martin Van Buren – 13,589
  • William Henry Harrison – 13,439
  • John Tyler – 13,507
  • James K. Polk – 13,096
  • Zachary Taylor – 12,867
  • Millard Fillmore – 12,481
  • Franklin Pierce – 12,327
  • James Buchanan – 11,907
  • Abraham Lincoln – 17,418

Of these, the Buchanan and Lincoln medals were released earlier this year with Buchanan’s medal debuting on February 13th followed by Lincoln’s on May 1st.

CoinNews photo Abraham Lincoln Presidential Silver Medals
This CoinNews photo displays the obverse and reverse sides of a pair of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Silver Medals. The medal was the most recent release in the series before the current one.

Medal Designs

Designed by former U.S. Mint Assistant Engraver Anthony Paquet, the obverse (heads side) of the medal features a portrait of Johnson facing to the right.

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

Inscribed around the portrait is "ANDREW JOHNSON," "PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES," and "1865."

The medal’s reverse side (tails) portrays an American Indian clasping the hand of Columbia, while a bust of Washington and the word "PEACE" are positioned between them.

CoinNews photo Andrew Johnson 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.

Surrounding this central design are symbols representing various aspects of American life, encompassing both indigenous and industrial elements.

Presidential Silver Medal Specifications

Presidential silver medals have a matte finish, which gives them an appearance similar to that of an uncirculated coin. Additional medal specifications are as follows:

Denomination: N/A
Finish: Matte
Composition: 99.9% Silver
Silver Weight: 1.000 troy oz.
Diameter: 1.598 in.
Edge: Plain
Mint and Mint Mark: N/A
Privy Mark: None
Design: Designer: Anthony Paquet
Struck Under Authority of: 31 U.S.C. § 5111(a)(2)



The Andrew Johnson Presidential Silver Medal is available for purchase directly from the U.S. Mint’s catalog for silver medals.

Each medal is encapsulated and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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Dazed and Coinfused

Confederate and Union sympathizer. Also republican. Gonna be a lot of people out there wondering if they gonna love it or hate it. I have 0 of these medals so won’t start collecting now.

Seth Riesling

D & C,

Similar designs were on the bronze & and silver Indian Peace medals given on behalf of our Presidents at the time to Native tribes leaders in return for us taking their land…Such a deal!



They should’ve had their land deeds to prove ownership, otherwise there is no way to prove it was ever theirs. Basically, the Indians were just squatters!

Seth Riesling


Nowadays all they have is their Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) cards issued by the USA Department of the Interior to show for their government benefits…


Dazed and Coinfused

Apparently squatters have more rights than actual property owners. And usually get court appointed lawyer to defend themselves. It’s like the gubmint and justice system rewards bad behavior

Dazed and Coinfused

Must have been. A s native Indians want the commanders to return to the redskins name and logo. So funny when the victims want to overturn white guilt solutions.


I heard the reverse of the Quarter, Half and Eagle of 1907/08 are based on the inauguration medal of Teddy Roosevelt. I look forward to that one, when it’s released. If the reverse is similar, I may purchase one. I like that reverse.

Dazed and Coinfused

Bust with word peace below it. Notice Washington has his back to the injun. What does the anchor and flying cross have to do with anything.

Seth Riesling


Who doesn’t like putting their “things” in a clamshell??