19 November 2019
The US Mint has released a silver medal in its presidential series - focusing on John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)
The 99.9% silver medal features a portrait of John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States (from 1825 to 1829).
Witness to revolution
John Quincy Adams was born into politics as the son of the second U.S. President John Adams and Abigail Adams. As a child, he watched the American Revolution unfold and accompanied his father on his diplomatic posts to Europe. He followed in his father’s footsteps by becoming a diplomat in Europe and, later, sixth President.
The obverse of the medal features a portrait of John Quincy Adams with the inscriptions “JOHN QUINCY ADAMS,” “PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES” and “1825” alongside the border of the medal.
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.
Composition: 99.9% silver
Diameter: 1.598 inches
Obverse design: Moritz Furst
Reverse design: John Reich
To purchase the coin, visit the US Mint website.
(image copyright US Mint)