WASHINGTON — The United States Mint (Mint) released Presidential Medals struck in .999 fine silver in honor of the nation’s fourth president, James Madison, on May 6 at noon EDT. This medal is the second of four silver presidential medals slated for release this year.

The obverse (heads) of the James Madison Presidential Silver Medal (product code S804) features a portrait of the president with the inscriptions “JAMES MADISON,” “PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,” and “A.D. 1809.”

The medal’s reverse (tails) design, by former Mint Assistant Engraver John Reich, bears 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, while the other wrist is bare. A crossed peace pipe and tomahawk are above the hands.

Each encapsulated medal comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

The Mint accepts orders at catalog.usmint.gov and 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Visit catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html for information about shipping options.

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