Washington — The John Tyler Presidential silver medal will be available for purchase directly from the United States Mint (Mint) starting on August 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 19th 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 the Mint’s website (product code S810).
To view additional medals in this series, click here.
Presidential silver medals are also available for purchase via the Mint’s Product Enrollment Program. For details, visit us online.
About the United States Mint
Congress created the United States Mint in 1792, and the Mint became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. As the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage, the Mint is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The Mint also produces numismatic products, including Proof, Uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; silver and bronze medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.
Press release courtesy of the United States Mint.