Today, March 6, at noon EST, the United States Mint will offer their 2.5-ounce Armed Forces Silver Medal honoring the U.S. Army. The collectible is struck in 99.9% fine silver to a diameter of 2 inches.
Representing the fifth of six designs from the series, this large format medal has a mintage of 10,000 pieces, is limited to 1 per household, and is priced at $175.
Demand for prior medals of the size has been solid, with each eventually selling out. Earlier released medals include:
- Air Force 2.5 Ounce Silver Medal – released July 13, 2021
- Coast Guard 2.5 Ounce Silver Medal – released August 17, 2021
- Navy 2.5 Ounce Silver Medal – released March 11, 2022
- Marine Corps 2.5 Ounce Silver Medal – released July 15, 2022
Images of each design follow.
A same-sized medal honoring the Space Force is also planned, but no release date has been announced.
One-ounce silver and bronze versions of the Army medal will also be available at some point. To date, 1-ounce Coast Guard and 1-ounce Air Force silver medals have been released, as has an Air Force bronze medal. These versions have no mintage limits.
U.S. Army Silver Medal Designs
The obverse (heads side) of each medal contains a design highlighting the continuity of the United States Army. It depicts the likeness of a Continental and a modern soldier "at the ready" complete with weapons of their eras. Inscriptions include "UNITED STATES ARMY" and "SINCE 1775."
On the reverse (tails side), inscriptions of the seven core values of the Army ("LOYALTY," "DUTY," "RESPECT," "SELFLESS SERVICE," "HONOR," "INTEGRITY," and "PERSONAL COURAGE") are shown alongside the U.S. Army flag.
Streamers from several major battles have visible text, including APPOMATTOX 1865, LEXINGTON 1775, ABEYANCE 2014 – 2015, TET COUNTEROFFENSIVE 1968, and LUZON 1944 – 1945.
U.S. Army Medal Specifications
|Weight:||2.500 troy oz.|
|Diameter:||2.000 inches /50.80 mm|
|Mint and Mint Mark:||Philadelphia-N/A|
The U.S. Mint’s product page for the Army Silver Medal is located here.