U.S. Air Force 2.5 Ounce Silver Medal Sales Begin July 13

U.S. Mint images Air Force Silver Medal - obverse and reverse
U.S. Mint product images of the U.S. Air Force 2.5 Ounce Silver Medal

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.

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Big T

I don’t know, while a lot of their commemorative coins have sold out – the WWII coins, the Mayflower, etc., this is actually a medal – and they haven’t been so hard to get. I have decided not to purchase anymore ‘medals’ – although I did like the liberty 2019 2oz silver medal – because their value will never exceed – never – the spot price of silver. So it’s a 75 to 80 dollar coin for 160 – I’d rather buy the ASEs and of course the 2021 Morgan / Peace dollars – now THOSE will sell out in… Read more »

Big T

correction, 75 to 80 dollar ‘medal’, again this is not a coin folks.


There were many reasons that I bought the 2019 medal. It helped that it was 99.95 each. There are many reasons I will make an attempt at this medal also. I will be getting the Morgans, ASE, and hopefully the Peace dollar.

Big T

Looks like you are in luck – they didn’t sell out! Good luck to you – I am definitely buying the Morgans, ASEs and the Peace… wishing you success and peace.


Thanks Big T. Same to you. Not sure if I am going to order any ASEs since I am good on my subscriptions. Those others though, definitely.