U.S. Mint Release of Navy 2.5 Ounce Silver Medal

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The United States Mint releases today the large format U.S. Navy 2.5 Ounce Silver Medal as the third strike in their Armed Forces Silver Medal series. Demand is expected to be strong for this collectible despite its relatively high $160 price tag.

Mint product images Navy 2.5 Ounce Silver Medal
U.S. Mint product images for their Navy Silver Medal. The medal is encapsulated and comes with a U.S. Mint Certificate of Authenticity.

The .999 fine silver medal goes on sale beginning at noon Eastern Time with a maximum mintage of only 10,000. To help in making it available to more customers, the U.S. Mint has instituted an initial household order limit of one.

The U.S. Mint’s Armed Forces series debuted in July with the Air Force 2.5 Ounce Silver Medal. That release was followed in August with the Coast Guard 2.5 Ounce Silver Medal. Both are no longer available, having sold out. The Marine Corps’ medal is schedule for release this summer. Release dates for the Army and Space Force medals are yet to be announced.

CoinNews photo U.S. Air Force Silver Medal - obverse
This CoinNews photo shows a U.S. Air Force Silver Medal (obverse side). It was the first release from the Mint’s Armed Forces Silver Medal Program.
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This CoinNews photo shows a U.S. Coast Guard Medal (obverse side). It was the second release from the Mint’s Armed Forces Silver Medal Program.

In addition, smaller 1 ounce silver medals bearing similar imagery are planned, as are bronze versions. The 1-ounce editions of the Air Force and Coast Guard medals are expected to launch this summer.

U.S. Navy Medal Designs and Specifications

Designs found on the new medal are emblematic of the history and mission of the U.S. Navy.

The medal’s obverse or heads side features Navy destroyer John Paul Jones to the left, the historic U.S.S. Constitution to the right, and an F-18 Hornet formation overhead.

Obverse or heads side of the medal
Obverse or heads side of the medal

Obverse inscriptions include "UNITED STATES NAVY" and "DON’T GIVE UP THE SHIP," the latter spoken by mortally wounded Commander James Lawrence to his crew on the U.S.S. Chesapeake during the War of 1812.

Artistic Infusion Program Designer Donna Weaver created the imagery and  United States Mint Medallic Artist Jay M. Kushwara sculpted it.

Created by Artistic Infusion Program Designer Steve Ferris and sculpted by United States Mint Medallic Artist John P. McGraw, the medal’s reverse or tails side shows a line of sailors manning the rail while the American flag flies in the background.

Reverse or tails side of the medal
Reverse or tails side of the medal

Reverse inscriptions display the Navy’s core values, "HONOR," "COURAGE," and "COMMITMENT.

Specification of U.S. Navy 2.5 Ounce Silver Medal

Denomination: N/A
Finish: Matte
Composition: 99.9% Silver
Weight: 2.500 Troy oz. / 77.759 g
Diameter: 2.000 inches / 50.80 mm
Edge: Plain
Mint and Mint Mark: Philadelphia / None
Privy Mark: N/A

 

Ordering and Price

The U.S. Navy 2.5 oz Silver Medal may be purchased directly from the U.S. Mint via their online store for silver medals.

Each medal is encapsulated and ships within a U.S. Mint blue clamshell with cardboard sleeve.

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Rooster

I am in for this.

Daniel

So I will be attempting to purchase this, but just need to have a whinge that due to the cost of international shipping, I also want to add the American Women Quarters 2022 Proof Set to cart at the same time. But that set is unavailable, even though there are no mintage limits. Why do you do this mint???If I were to buy the American Women Quarters 2022 Proof Set but itself, it is $21 for the set, and $18 shipping… so I won’t be doing that.

stop artificially limiting supply.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Daniel,

Good to hear from you again; haven’t seen you in a while.

Yes, that American Women Quarters 2022 Proof Set did sell out unexpectedly quickly, to put it mildly, especially since this type of US Mint coin set is typically available for months.

Good luck with the Navy Silver Medal; hope you get it!

Oh, and those USA to Australia shipping charges…ouch.

Rich

I thought Daniel hails from Deutschland.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Good Sir Rich,

I may well be mistaken. But who then is it that on occasion sends us videos of himself from Sydney?

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Good Sir Rich,

Anyway, my memory is rather precise for long ago people and events but porous and untrustworthy for recent ones, so who knows?

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SENZA

Amen

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Kaiser Wilhelm

True, SENZA, but with the single codicil that it would be reasonable to encourage a zero population growth mentality because none of our resources are unlimited.

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Rooster

Done in 10 seconds. Very smooth transaction.

Major D

Same for me- done in seconds. No problem

JWP

Same here. No BOTS today .

Kaiser Wilhelm

JWP, Major D, Rooster,

Congrats to all of you. A job well done! 🙂

JWP

I looked at the sales report on the first two metals and neither the US Air Force nor the u.s. Coast Guard metal were completely sold out. They both were close but neither reached the 10,000 production limit. I’m not sure this one will sell out at 10,000 either. I havr the 1st two and hope I can get sll of them. I will also try to acquire the 1 ounce medals too.

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Rooster

These have been easy to acquire. Not sure if I will jump on the 1 ounce medals. Many frown on these or are new to medals which could help. Wish they offered a 5 oz. version of these.

Rich

Agree, Rooster, bigger is better!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Good Sir Rich,

Is it time to lobby for the foreign mint style one pound coins?

Rooster

Perhaps kilo coins? Lol

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rooster,

I was being conservative, but how about a one hundred kilo gold coin?

Incidentally, would the Mint sell that in a nice plain cardboard box?

Current Price: $6,392,308 for the gold plus the cost of mintage.

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Chris Terp

Wasn’t this coin stolen while on exhibit in Germany Kaiser?

Kaiser Wilhelm

Chris Terp,

Excellent memory, my friend! It had been on private loan for seven years when it was taken from a museum in Berlin in 2017 where it had been on display with one of the largest coin collections in the world.

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SENZA

I refuse to own any coinage with that horrible face on it

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Chris Terp

Anarchy in the U.K. 😉

Kaiser Wilhelm

Chris Terp,

I thought for sure that state of mind died along with the Sex Pistols.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

SENZA,

How did you get a photo of the Queen sans makeup past the Guards?

Rooster

That is over the top. I would hope for a clam shell box at the very least. The weight would be excruciating too.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rooster,

They’re are going to throw in the clam shell box, and to move the coin the Mint knows some guys in Berlin who have experience with that.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Rooster,

To be honest, this wasn’t a serious proposal, but you already know that.

Rooster

Good one for sure.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Good Sir Rich,

Again, I just can’t resist quoting The Office, “That’s what she said!”

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rooster,

You’re so right. Compared to coins medals have a smaller following.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rooster,

If you have the 2.5 oz of each the 1 oz. might just pale in comparison.

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Rooster

No doubt. A side by side would be fun.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rooster,

The Navy 2.5 oz. Medal next to the 1 oz. Medal; Big and Little Sailor.

Rooster

Lol. Big ship, little ship.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rooster,

Like the old school exam assignments: Compare and contrast.

Kaiser Wilhelm

JWP,

Medals are not to everyone’s taste. Whenever given the choice between a medal and a coin I will always choose the latter.

Rich

Good choice, Sir Kaiser. Unlike Medals, all US Mint Coins are legal tender and have a denomination.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Exactly, Good Sir Rich. I do prefer the legal tender designation, but this is not to say I dismiss medals outright.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

JWP,

If the Mint keeps an HOL of 1 for these medals you should be fine.

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Chris Terp

Yepperdoodles. Painless transaction at Noon today for mine Rooster.

Rooster

Awesome!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Chris Terp,

Are Yepperdoodles by any chance related to Labradoodles?

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Rich

What do you call a magical dog? A Labracadabrador.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Good Sir Rich,

I wonder if you could get one of those pups from a mystical Genie?

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Major D

at 12:00 noon/start of sale there were 9,825 available.
3,793 sold in first 6 minutes, thereafter another 1,923 sold in the next 30 minutes, then another 783 sold in the subsequent 30 minutes.
Based on this slowing pace, I expect sell-out around 5 pm

 

Rooster

Thanks for the update. Appreciate the numbers updates. Not just here but on past sales also.

Rich

Indeed, Major D & Rooster, the sales of the Navy Medal appear to be off to a strong start. As of 1:30 pm ET the data-available listed only 2,825 available.

Major D

Well, so much for trying to be a forecaster– I was way off. 1,344 still available at 5 pm. Maybe there will be some leftover after 24 hours for a round #2 tomorrow at noon if anyone wants more

JWP

Thanks for the update. I really didn’t think this coin would sell out, but it looks like I may be wrong. I served in the Navy and I’m happy to get one. Thanks for the information again.

Major D

Thanks for your service. My Dad served in the Navy during WWII- I sure wish he was here to share this with. Just checked again, only 834 left available at 7:45 pm. Perhaps it will sell out today after all?

Rich

Well Major D, your crystal ball forecast was correct: the Navy Medal did in fact sell out within the first 24 hours of its release. Fly Navy!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Congratulations to all of you Navy and Navy Medal fans. Oh happy day!

Kaiser Wilhelm

By the way, everybody commenting above, that was a very interesting exposition on the progression of Medal buying events! Kudos to all!

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Rooster

Still an impressive call.

Allan

The mint is selling Palladium coins again for a $1K mark up, or as MM would say, Premium.

Rich

Allan, the Mint flipped out and over did it with pricing the Palladium coins at $3,900, currently more than $1,1000 over spot price. No dealers, collectors, speculators or “greater fools” are going to buy them at this price. Especially when you can currently buy these same coins online graded PF70/MS70 for around $3,325. Let the Mint keep them!

Last edited 2 months ago by Rich
Kaiser Wilhelm

Whoa, nellie! So the Mint has actually gone that far overboard, has it? Go figure.

SENZA

Ahoy Mateys was it smooth sailing today acquiring that amzing looking coin with just as impressive packaging?

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SENZA

Or was it a

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Rich

SENZA, that’s me in the middle…

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SENZA

The right place at the right time

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Kaiser Wilhelm

SENZA,

That, and not 42, is quite clearly the answer to everything.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Good Sir Rich,

No wonder the rest of us had to scramble a little harder way back then!

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Kaiser Wilhelm

SENZA,

I’m appalled. How could you use a portrayal of the replacement “Mchale’s Navy”?

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Chris Terp

Easy peasy SENZA. In and out quickly and painlessly.

SENZA

Chris Terp,

Fantastic I can’t wait to see the Space Farce Coin

SENZA

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SENZA

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Rich

SENZA, May The Schwartz Be With You.

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SENZA

Now your Talkin’

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Kaiser Wilhelm

SENZA,

MAKE THE GALAXY GREAT AGAIN

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Good Sir Rich,

Speaking of, I don’t know what I would do if it wasn’t for the Schwartz!

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Chris Terp

Ha ha ha – yep. Space Force medal will be worth something though as will be first US Mint product for that military service.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Chris Terp,

The Space Farce Medal will be made out of Insaneum as appropriate.

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Chris Terp

Hey Kaiser, Reagan’s Star Wars program fooled the Soviet Union into negotiations and into oblivion 😉

Kaiser Wilhelm

Chris Terp,

Absolutely true regarding Ronald Reagan, since he was the polar opposite of that Russian lapdog otherwise known as Donald Trump.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Chris Terp,

Maybe Mint customers won’t notice the sale is on April 1 with an insert.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

SENZA,

I’m thinking this will be the image most applicable to the Space Farce Medal.

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SENZA

Think Again

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Kaiser Wilhelm

SENZA,

There’s enough Make The Space Force Great stuff for a coin series.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

The Brits will have a much cooler version known as Orbital Operations.

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SENZA

I would be in like Flint

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Kaiser Wilhelm

SENZA,

You’re obviously intercepting my peculiar wavelength. Our Man Flint and In Like Flint and his fabulous “wake up rocker bar watch”. Way cooler than Matt Helm and dare I say gave James Bond a run for the money!

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Chris Terp,

And as they used to say on The Office, “That’s what she said!”

Kaiser Wilhelm

SENZA,

Recognizing the display of the USS Constitution, an earlier style sailor at your service.

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SENZA

That still works for me

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Kaiser Wilhelm

SENZA,

More and more I see where our “senses” come together! Works for me too!

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TheKings714

I am so glad that there are so many happy owners of these silver medals.

Can’t wait to see the comment thread once the colorized Purple Heart commemorative drops. As others have stated before me, the gnashing of teeth and banging of keyboards will be palpable.

Good luck to all on the 24th.

Last edited 2 months ago by TheKings714
Kaiser Wilhelm

TheKings714,

Let us fervently hope for a repeat of yesterday’s trouble free and therefore joyous event.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

TheKings714,

Just as an afterthought in regard to Purple Heart Purple Dollar Day. It might in fact not just be the teeth that take a grinding and the keys that take a beating; perhaps the thread will have to process so many comments so quickly it will itself begin to glow red.

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Rich

That’s All Folks! The Navy Silver Medal launch was a big success and sold out (Not Available) within 24 hours, allowing all hands a chance to procure one thanks to the initial household order limit of 1, making for smooth sailing.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Good Sir Rich,

This is why I advocate for a Household Order Limit of 1 for every single Mint release.

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SENZA

Agreed

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Kaiser Wilhelm

SENZA,

It may be trite, but reasonably well-functioning minds tend to think alike.

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Paul

I actually got a 2nd one at 12:01 PM on Saturday, as a gift for my sister that works as a civilian for the Navy. So the household order limit expired at 24 hours. I guessed that the limit would expire at 24 hours and entered an order after 24 hours while the product schedule page still showed HOL=1. After my 2nd order was accepted I went back to the Product schedule page and HOL=none. So I guess the HOL was lifted at 24 hours, and it took a few minutes to update the Product Schedule page after the HOL… Read more »

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Paul,

I’m confused as to why your second order initially went through rather than you seeing a “Remind Me” and yet you still ended up getting a “Backorder” notice.

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Paul

I logged in before noon on Saturday. It was not sold out, so there was no “Remind Me” button. There was an “Add to Bag” button. I waited until shortly after noon and refreshed the web page. The HOL was still 1, along with “Add to Bag” button. I clicked “Add to Bag” and then “Checkout”, and placed the Saturday order thinking that the HOL=1 might be lifted but the webpage had not been updated yet (it was Saturday and maybe they were short personnel). The order was accepted, instead of getting the “you can’t order due to HOL=1” message… Read more »

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Paul A multitude of thanks to you for your delightfully detailed explanation of your Mint adventures in regard to exactly how you were able to procure that second Navy silver medal. I must admit I had to read your story a couple of times because it is so very thick with facts, figures, times and events. However, thanks to your logical laying out of the complicated procedure I now believe I at last have a rather thorough and beyond satisfactorily complete comprehension of all that occurred during all of the clearly intricate operations, so to speak, involved in buying not… Read more »

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Paul,

Upon further reflection I now realize that my original question didn’t make any sense because following standard Mint practice if you had seen a “Remind Me” notice to begin with you wouldn’t have been able to put an order in for a second Medal under any circumstances.

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Major D

Good for you, Paul. I just missed it. I logged in at 12:01 and saw there were 54 left. As I went to pay for another one, they were sold out from under me. Not quick enough.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Major D,

How many of us here at Coinnews have fallen victim to that very type of situation over the years! Don’t feel too bad about this having happened to you; after all, you’re obviously in plentiful good company in that regard.

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SENZA

Mission Accomplished

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Kaiser Wilhelm

SENZA,

He wasn’t at all the last to think that, since here we go again with the same B.S.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Mutual admiration giving rise to inflated inspiration.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

2022 MORGAN AND SILVER DOLLARS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL 2023!

Silver shortage caused this to happen. With the way things are going and Putin rattling his nuclear saber, we’ll have to wait and see if 2023 will be any better.

http://www.numismaticnews.net/us-coins/morgan-peace-dollars-suspended

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Phil

I just read that a few mins ago & took longer to see if anyone mentioned it. Kudos Kaiser!

Silver ‘suppliers of planchets’ shortage mentioned. I can’t help but laugh. There is ZERO shortage of silver!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Phil,

Thanks; nice of you to say that!

And my gratitude also for pointing out it is a silver planchet shortage and not a simple silver shortage we’re dealing with here; excellent catch, my friend!

Rooster

Thanks for the heads up!

Kaiser Wilhelm

My pleasure, Rooster, and you’re very welcome!

Chris Terp

Yep, got the email from US Mint notifying us of this situation – bummer 🙁

Rich

Chris, I guess the Mint is slowly getting these emails out to everyone, kinda like the “Remind Me” emails and texts. I just checked and still haven’t got the email yet.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Hope it’s not the first of many this year, Good Sir Rich. What to do, mon ami?

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Chris Terp

Nice to see I’m high on the list for something – even if it’s bad news Rich 🙁 😉

Kaiser Wilhelm

Chris,

You sort of managed to look at the bright side of a not so good thing!

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Chris,

We’ve gotten a one-two punch what with Covid and Ukraine. We probably could have handled one or the other but not both at the same time. Yes, bummer!

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Chris Terp

Kung Flu and Rootin’ Tootin’ Putin doing some whammies to folks Kaiser 🙁

Kaiser Wilhelm

Chris,

Now RasPutin is looking for help from the Kung Flu vendors themselves.

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