WASHINGTON – The John Tyler Presidential Silver Medal will be available for purchase directly from the United States Mint (Mint) starting on Aug. 2 at noon EDT. Tyler was the nation’s 10th U.S. President, serving from April 6, 1841, to March 3, 1845.
The Department of the Treasury has a long-standing tradition of honoring each President of the United States with an official bronze medal struck by the Mint. The Mint is now replicating this series of medals in .999 percent fine silver, each measuring 1.598 inches in diameter.
The obverse (heads) of the John Tyler Presidential Silver Medal is by sculptor Frederick Pettrich, and the reverse (tails) is by John Reich, United States Mint Assistant Engraver in the early nineteenth century.
The obverse features Tyler’s portrait with the inscriptions “JOHN TYLER,” “PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,” and “1841” along the border of the medal. The reverse 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.
Each medal is encapsulated and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
The John Tyler Presidential Silver Medal is priced at $65. To set up a REMIND ME alert for this product, visit https://catalog.usmint.gov/john-tyler-presidential-silver-medal-S810.html (product code S810).
To view additional medals in this series, visit: https://catalog.usmint.gov/medals/presidential/silver-presidential-medals/.
Presidential Silver Medals are also available for purchase via the Mint’s Product Enrollment Program. For details, visit us online at: https://catalog.usmint.gov/presidential-silver-medal-enrollment-RJ.html.