The United States Mint announced a new on-sale date of Tuesday, July 13 for the Air Force 2.5 Ounce Silver Medal.
The collectible product, the first of five from the U.S. Mint’s Armed Forces Silver Medal Program, has seen its scheduled release postponed more than once. The Mint initiated the most recent delay to test system improvements that are expected to provide a better user experience while ordering products that sell out quickly. It also noted they will not have enough medals to meet demand.
"We are working diligently to put that solution in place, as it will enable our website to function more smoothly. Even this robust effort to improve product access remains limited by demand, which continues to outpace our supply of silver blanks. As a result, not everyone will be able to purchase this medal," the Mint said in part.
Struck to a large diameter of 2 inches and priced at $160, the Air Force Silver Medal has a mintage of 10,000 units and a household order limit of 1.
It will be available beginning the 13th at noon EDT from the Mint’s online catalog of silver medals.
Bronze and 1-ounce silver versions of this medal will also be available at later, yet-to-be-announced dates.