The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers: Q: Is collecting any type of coin a good investment? A: No! The hobby collector—be it of coins, back-scratchers, or Bavarian beer mugs—is occasionally persuaded to purchase by impulse or sentiment. Indulging frequent lapses into irrationality is part of the fun of maintaining a hobby. But the strictly … [Read More...]
On January 25, 2019, the Mint will release the Thomas Jefferson Presidential silver medal (S803), which honors the nation’s third president. The medal’s listed price on the Mint’s website is currently $39.95. There are also no mintage, product, or household order limits. Each medal, complete with a Matte finish, contains one troy ounce of 99.9 percent fine silver and measures 1.5 inches in diameter. The Presidential Medal series is a time-honored tradition dating back to the earliest days of the U.S. Mint, when medals were presented during the signing of various treaties.
The obverse of the medal displays a side profile of President Jefferson’s head and shoulders, facing left. Inscriptions include A.D. 1801, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, and TH. JEFFERSON.
The reverse of the medal is designed and engraved by John
For more information about the Thomas Jefferson Presidential silver medal, please visit the website of the United States Mint.