July is a slow month for the United States Mint, with only two confirmed days earmarked for new product launches. However, it’s one of the more exciting months this year for many collectors due to the anticipated release of the 2023-P Uncirculated Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars.
Additionally, there is the smaller U.S. Navy 1-Ounce Silver Medal to look forward to.
July 13: 2023-P Uncirculated Morgan & Peace Silver Dollars
If you’re a coin collector and spend a lot of time online, it’s hard to miss the U.S. Mint’s promotions of the upcoming Morgan and Peace dollar products.
On July 13, the two Philadelphia Mint-struck uncirculated dollars will be officially launched, priced at $76 each and limited to 275,000 pieces apiece.
Moreover, as an additional mention, the Mint will unveil two companion proof dollars on Aug. 9, followed by a distinctive two-coin set in reverse proof finish later this fall.
The U.S. Mint is currently accepting subscriptions for the five products, although their availability has fluctuated from day to day. (As of this writing, subscriptions are available for all five.) Mint subscriptions operate similarly to magazine subscriptions, ensuring that subscribers receive the products as soon as they become available.
July 17: U.S. Navy 1-Ounce Silver Medal
On July 17, the Mint will commence the sale of the 1-ounce U.S. Navy Silver Medal, priced at $75. This silver medal, made of 99.9% fine silver, showcases designs that celebrate the Navy. These very designs initially appeared on a larger 2.5-ounce silver version that debuted last year and sold out.
It marks the latest product from their Armed Forces Silver Medal Program, which honors all six branches of the U.S. military, namely the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, and Space Force.
BEP Money Products
As a further aside regarding products for collectors that have yet to be released, money products from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) will be available at some point. The BEP’s main task is to manufacture Federal Reserve notes for circulation. The bureau also offers paper currency products for collectors, using the U.S. Mint’s commerce platform to sell them.
As previously mentioned, the collectible BEP releases for 2021 and 2022 encountered delays attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new products were initially expected to be available in the spring, as still indicated on currency product pages listed in the Mint’s store. However, spring 2023 has come and gone, and the products have yet to be released.
U.S. Mint: July Product Releases
|U.S. Mint Numismatic Product||Price||Release Date|
|2023-P Uncirculated Morgan Silver Dollar||$76.00||July 13|
|2023-P Uncirculated Peace Silver Dollar||$76.00||July 13|
|U.S. Navy 1-Ounce Silver Medal||$75.00||July 17|
New U.S. Mint products become available at noon ET on their release day. The Mint’s latest product schedule is found here.