U.S. Armed Forces 1 Ounce Silver Medal Enrollment Opened

This CoinNews photo shows a US Air Force 2.5 ounce silver medal (back). A 1oz silver edition is set to launch on August 16th. US Mint customers can now register to automatically purchase this and other upcoming Armed Forces 1 Ounce Silver Medals.

United States Mint customers can now subscribe to automatically purchase US Armed Forces 1 Ounce Silver Medals.

US Mint product subscriptions work much like a magazine subscription. When you sign up to receive a product family, they are automatically shipped to you as they become available.

Introduced in 2021, the Mint’s Armed Forces Medal Program honors the six branches of the U.S. military: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, and Force spatial.

The largest 2.5 ounce armed forces silver medals have ever been released

Three larger 2.5-ounce silver medals have already been awarded in the series. They include medals honoring the Air Force (July 13, 2021), Coast Guard (August 17, 2021), and Navy (March 11, 2022). Each is no longer available, having sold for $160 each with sale caps at 10,000.

A 2.5-ounce Navy medal is set to release on July 15 while the 2.5-ounce Army and Space Force medals are set to launch in 2023.

A registration option is and was not available for any of these larger medals.

Armed Forces 1 Ounce Silver Medal Release Dates and Prices

For the smaller 1-ounce medals and for which registration is now open, the U.S. Mint has the first two of six slated for release so far. The Air Force 1oz Medal is due out August 16th while the Coast Guard 1oz Medal is due out this “summer”.

The Mint’s listing page, found here, displays a prize of $65 and each with no mintage, product, or domestic order limit.

Listing information indicates that two will be issued each year, in accordance with the semi-annual release schedule of their larger 2.5 ounce medals.

Both sizes of medals are struck in 99.9% fine silver. The one ounce medals will have a diameter of 1.598 inches compared to 2 inches for the 2.5 ounce medals. Designs are shared between sizes

The US Mint also plans to issue Armed Forces Bronze Medals.

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