The United States Mint has issued a 1 oz fine silver presidential silver medal featuring President John Quincy Adams.

The son of the second U.S. President John Adams and First Lady Abigail Adams, John Quincy Adams was born into politics. 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, the sixth President of the United States (1825 to 1829). Before becoming President, he also served as the eighth United States Secretary of State from 1817 to 1825.

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.

This medal is crafted from one troy of 999 pure silver. It will be a highlight in any coin collection, especially for those who already collected medals of other presidents from the U.S. Mint or are interested in beginning to collect them.