U.S. Army 1 Ounce Silver Medal Launch

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Advancing toward the completion of a series dedicated to the nation’s armed forces, the United States Mint is set to release the U.S. Army 1 Ounce Silver Medal today at noon ET. Each medal is composed from one troy ounce of 99.9% silver.

US Army 1 Ounce Silver Medal Obverse and Reverse
U.S. Army 1 Ounce Silver Medal (obverse and reverse). The medal is encapsulated and presented in a U.S. Mint blue presentation box.

The new medal showcases designs emblematic of the history and mission of the oldest branch of the U.S. military, the U.S. Army. These same designs were also featured on the much larger 2.5-ounce Armed Forces Silver Medal honoring the U.S. Army, which debuted in March of last year. They will also be showcased later on a bronze version.

All of the Army medals are part of the U.S. Mint’s Armed Forces Silver Medal Program. Launched in 2021, the series includes 2.5-ounce silver, 1-ounce silver, and bronze medals. Each is issued to celebrate one of the six branches of the U.S. Armed Forces: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, and Space Force.

Previously issued medals in the program include:

No date has yet been given for the Space Force silver or bronze medal releases.

U.S. Army Silver Medal Designs

For the obverse (heads side) of this latest medal, the design highlights the continuity of the United States Army. It features the likenesses of both a Continental and a modern soldier "at the ready," each armed with the weapons typical of their respective eras. Inscriptions include "UNITED STATES ARMY" and "SINCE 1775."

CoinNews photo US Army 2.5 Ounce Silver Medal - obverse
This CoinNews photo of the obverse of an U.S. Army 2.5 Ounce Silver Medal. The 1-ounce version of this medal shares the same design.

The design was created by Lucas Durham, an Artistic Infusion Program Designer, and sculpted by Craig A. Campbell, a United States Mint Medallic Artist.

The reverse (tails side) features inscriptions of the Army’s seven core values: "LOYALTY," "DUTY," "RESPECT," "SELFLESS SERVICE," "HONOR," "INTEGRITY," and "PERSONAL COURAGE," positioned to the left of the U.S. Army flag. Streamers highlighting several major battles, with their names clearly visible, are attached to the flagpole. These include APPOMATTOX 1865, LEXINGTON 1775, ABEYANCE 2014 – 2015, TET COUNTEROFFENSIVE 1968, and LUZON 1944 – 1945.

CoinNews photo US Army 2.5 Ounce Silver Medal - reverse
This CoinNews photo of the reverse of an U.S. Army 2.5 Ounce Silver Medal. The 1-ounce version of this medal shares the same design.

The reverse was designed by Emily Damstra, an Artistic Infusion Program Designer, and sculpted by Renata Gordon, a United States Mint Medallic Artist.

Army 1 oz Silver Medal Specifications

Denomination: N/A
Finish: Matte
Composition: 99.9% Silver
Weight: 1.000 Troy oz.
Diameter: 1.598 in
Edge: Plain
Mint and Mint Mark: N/A
Privy Mark: None

 

Ordering and Price

The Army 1 Ounce Silver Medal may be ordered by visiting the U.S. Mint’s online store for silver medals. Each medal is priced at $75, with no listed mintage or product/household order limits.

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Major D

It looks like the Marine 2.5 oz is the most prized/highest in demand, based on resale prices I’ve seen. Apmex is selling that one for $374.99, whereas Army 2.5 oz is $219.99.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Major D,
Considering the veteran population and as such the customer base of the Army is so very much larger than that of the Marines, other factors must be determining the relative popularity and hence the comparative price of those two coins.

Major D

Kaiser, interestingly the April 28th US Mint sales (as reported by Coin News) have the 2.5 oz Army tied with the 2.5 oz Marine (at 9,988 each).

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Major D,
In my own little world of numerology with assigned meaning, I would tend to call that an authentic synchronicity as opposed to a simple coincidence.

CaliSkier

Major D, perhaps this may contribute to your observation re: popularity of the US Armed Forces Silver medals? “Most prestigious branch: According to an April 22-24 Gallup poll, 39% of Americans say the Marines is the most prestigious branch of the armed forces in the country, followed by the Air Force, at 28%” Excerpt from a Gallup Poll: “Public: Air Force Most Important, Marines Most Prestigious, Among Five Branches
Major variations by age”

https://news.gallup.com/poll/6070/public-air-force-most-important-marines-most-prestigious-among-five-branches.aspx#:~:text=The%20poll%20also%20found%20that,the%20branches%20are%20equally%20important.

Major D

For anyone interested, I did hear back from NGC about the Brilliant Uncirculated (without grade) designation on my 2009-P Harrison presidential dollar. I was told that “the original submitter of this coin opt’d only for an “adjectival” grade. There is no numerical grade associated with this coin because of this. You can read more about this grading scale and what this grade means HERE. As a friendly note, NGC considers BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED to be any coins that would grade from 60-70 on the Sheldon Grading Scale.” What is an Adjectival Grade? | NGC (ngccoin.com)

Kaiser Wilhelm

Major D,
What I found especially interesting in that NGC “equivalency” chart is the differing allotment of possible grade assignments within each specific adjectival range, as in:
Poor – 1
Fair – 1
About Good – 1
Good – 3
Very Good – 3
Fine – 4
Very Fine – 16
Extremely Fine – 6
About Uncirculated – 9
Mint State / Uncirculated – 11
Proof – 11

CaliSkier

If interested in this US Army 1oz Ag medal, in theory you’ve got just minutes(11:13 EST as of this post) to order, via Subscription, to receive this product with “Free” shipping. Usually the subscription has typically already been rolled over to the next product(Space Force)in a given series. Beats paying for shipping if you are going to buy anyway and you haven’t accrued enough orders for 2024, to qualify for the USM’s “Loyalty Program”. (Free shipping)

Major D

CaliSkier, the Mint sent out an email saying free shipping on military medals all month long.

CaliSkier

Major D, good chance you’re spot on with the demand, however if one looks for this product elsewhere, it can be found significantly cheaper than the APMEX price of $374.99 you listed. A company called CSNMint has that USMC 2.5oz Ag medal for $195 w/ $18.95 shipping for an out the door price of $213.95! Huge price difference. Yes they probably have “cherry picked” over their spoils, however if some missed out, this may be one of, if not the cheapest price out there currently? PS Definitely pays, to shop around.

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Major D

CaliSkier, yes I’d definitely shop around to see who has the lowest price. I like to look at APMEX prices for comparative/relative purposes as they usually have most things in stock and for sale. As for prices, I find them to be middle-of-the-road for most products, so it can make for a good benchmark or median price. As a rule, I personally don’t ever want to pay more than APMEX. For some things, I bought from APMEX when they had a sale or especially good price- and the coins I received always looked really good.

CaliSkier

Or, for $311.90 out the door, from the same company I mention above, one can pick up that same 2.5oz USMC Medal in a NGC MS70.

Major D

CaliSkier, kudos to you! You’re got a real talent for finding the deals!

Paul

What is status of the US Space Force medals in this series?
US Treasury Secretary Yellen was reported to have approved adding “Space Force” medals to this series in 2021.
Will the US Mint act on that authorization?

Major D

Does it take an act of Congress? If so, that’s likely the issue.

Rick

Paul the Space Force Medal is next in line. The Mint will act on it soon enough. They have to.. They’re dragging their feet for whatever reason? It is clearly not a priority for the Mint Director at this time. She’s a very busy person..The Mint link below mentions the Space Force Medal, but at the bottom of the page you can see that it has not been updated to include an Image of the Medal for over a year!? https://www.usmint.gov/learn/coin-and-medal-programs/medals/us-armed-forces To be fair to coin news, in the article above — Darrin Unser says “No date has yet been… Read more »

John Q. Coinage

Ventris is busy, I got a chuckle out of that one. Has she read the Redbook Yet? Copy in her office, bathroom? Doubt it. DEI seems more relevant to the Director than coinage nowadays….
like the uncut FRNs on Mint website, back order in stock April 14, 2024….

Rick

JQ no Redbook or otherwise, V readily admitted to being a non-collector. It doesn’t really matter since she’s been appointed by the Prez based on her ‘real’ qualifications..
The FRN’s? Yes they are in the bathroom ready to serve their ‘real’ purpose lol…

CaliSkier

Kaiser Wilhelm in the previous thread said: “Chris Terp,
Good memory. In fact, the thieves absconded with that item via the Berlin subway. “ Kaiser, apparently these guys, just simply rolled it away to a park, using the tracks as the most direct route, I guess! LOL “Within a half-hour, the team had freed “Big Maple Leaf” from its bulletproof-glass case, rolled it back to their point of entry, dropped it down to the tracks, and pushed it along to a neighboring park in central Berlin, where a getaway car awaited.” By Austin Davis, 2/20/20: “Thieves sentenced in heist of 100-kilo… Read more »

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Major D

CaliSkier, I’d really like to see a movie made about the “Big Maple Leaf” heist. I suggest Channing Tatum, Adam Driver and Daniel Craig reprising their roles from Logan Lucky (2017).

Major D

Let’s not forget about the Holy Grail of thefts, I’m talking about the coveted Trillion Dollar coin if/when it ever gets made…though it now looks like it will need to be 50-Trillion by the time it’s minted. Or maybe there will be a Mint discount/economy-of-scale for making fifty of them? Oh, and there’s always that possibility of the Mint making an error to increase the value! but only if it’s graded and slabbed first. lol

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Chris Terp

Ha ha ha – yepperdoodles Major D. Oh, and that trillion dollar coin will be backed by a huge tax on the Baby Boomer generation who have most of the wealth and assets in USA right now. Gubmint just wants to do their job and redistribute wealth (your wealth not theirs of course).

Major D

Hey Brother, lots of blame to go around over the debt. You can go president-by-president over how much each of them raised it. I think Ten Years After had it right: Tax the rich, feed the poor
‘Til there are no rich no more

Kaiser Wilhelm

Major D,
Alvin Lee…forever. One of the greats!

E 1

I was rich and now I poor. It must be working.

Rick

Isn’t the satisfaction of being privileged your entire life, and paying your fair share enough? I detect an attitude?– now now, it’s time for your White Guilt lesson…We wouldn’t want you to be cancelled Sir…..

Kaiser Wilhelm

Major D,
Around these here parts, that is to say Boston, the unchallenged “greatest theft ever” moniker belongs to the dastardly dark of night removal of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of irreplaceable art masterpieces from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, not a one of which paintings has seen the light of day since.

Kaiser Wilhelm

CaliSkier,
And to think that when I was growing up in Das Heimatland in the 50’s and 60’s the national slogan was “Schaffe, schaffe, Hausle bauen” (Work, work, build [your] house).

CaliSkier

US Army 1oz Ag Medal is live and you can still order it via “Subscription” w/“Free Shipping”? Huh…. I’d rather have seen them roll over the message relaying: “Next Product in Subscription: Space Force One-Ounce Silver Medal“. Ponder….

Darek

In May US Mint is offering free budget shipping on military medals when you use code APPRECIATE.
Space Force is Trump’s “baby” and you will not see 2.5 oz or 1 oz medals during Brandon administration for that reason. I have all of 2.5 oz and I would be happy to add the next one in the series.
Let’s go Brandon!!!

Major D

And yet, Trump isn’t president- and there’s still a Space Force. http://www.spaceforce.mil. At least you acknowledge Biden is president.

Darek

This “baby” was already “to old” to be killed. I’m sure if he had arrived “minutes “ after this “baby “ was born that he would do what they want to do to some real babies after they arrive alive.
Does anyone have any updates about Britannia coins and medals? My order is still showing backorder status.

Major D

Oh Brother, nothing says “Liberty” like denying women the choice to have autonomy over their bodies. But we sure love to embrace them on our coins, eh? See any hypocrisy here?

Darek

I don’t denying anything for anyone. I am pro abortion for many reasons, but this is not a place to discuss this deeply. Women can have as many abortions as she wish if it was up to me, but she should pay for this service with her own money, not with my money.

Major D

Fair enough. I’m seeing an estimated ship date of June 14 for some gold PR70 pre-orders of Liberty/Britannia on eBay, and early July for the slabbed silver. Not sure how much time it takes to slab at NGC, or even if this is based on any reality/information from the Mint.

Major D

CaliSkier, first the 2.5 oz then the 1 oz. To infinity and beyond!

CaliSkier

Oh Brother! I digress… Wait, that may soon be another word/expression(brother), to go by the wayside?(Brother, kind of discriminatory is it not?) The Boy Scouts are no longer going to be known as the Boy Scouts or Boy Scouts of America. I knew it was coming, with the girl being placed on the Boy Scouts of America commemorative coins back in 2010. I know, everything is ever changing, however it is just so strange to feel “so old” in my mid 50’s, based on what we have been and are witnessing, since 2000? Anyhow, formerly known as BSA, will now… Read more »

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Major D

CaliSkier, I’d say the scandals, declining membership, and bankruptcy had a lot to do with the rebranding. A quick google query brings up: The word “scout” has its origins in the Middle English word “scouten” which means to travel in search of information. It is derived from the Old French word “escouter” which means “to listen.” As for “Brother”- nothing wrong with that word. As for waxing poetic about the word “America” I believe that we are the only country in the continents of North America and South America that self-identify with it by name, calling ourselves Americans and owning… Read more »

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Kaiser Wilhelm

CaliSkier,
I had to chuckle when you said that you are beginning to think of yourself as “old”. Truth be told, I’ll be 77 in a little over two weeks and I am now left with the choice of feeling positively ancient or chucking that whole useless concept and considering myself just awakened to an entirely new era of my life. I pick door number two. 😉

Chris Terp

Picked up my three by subscription. One for me, two for friends who were Army.

Major D

Chris, I’m sure your Army friends will appreciate receiving from you!

Chris Terp

Hope so.

My old high school friend will enjoy it.

My neighbor’s 22 yr old daughter who’s currently in the Army iffy. Good thing is that it’s not a coin so she won’t try and buy something w/it 😉

CaliSkier

Major D, pertaining to what you said: “I’d really like to see a movie made about the “Big Maple Leaf” heist. I suggest Channing Tatum, Adam Driver and Daniel Craig reprising their roles from Logan Lucky (2017).” That would be cool! Im going to admittedly, take your idea and run with it! I’m so into that entrancing yellow stuff, I’d love to see a whole series, maybe on Discovery(?), Nat Geo(?), or some other production, put out with a 12 episode run of “The Greatest Gold Capers of All Time”! Maybe over 2 seasons, 6 episodes each? Then do a… Read more »

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Major D

I’m with you on that! You’ve got to pitch to the History channel. I’ve been watching Oak Island for 11 seasons waiting for the treasure to appear….

John Q. Coinage

Cali try this one “Who’s Minding the Mint” with an all star cast….Jim Hutton bust into the “mint”…BEP. ? Uncle Milty, Gilligan, Heat straight heist flick. KELLYS HEREOS !

Major D

John Q., with AI anything is possible now. If it can be used to create a new Randy Travis song, it sure could make a new movie with past stars. I always think of The Green Berets when I think of Jim Hutton- that and the Ellery Queen TV series.

CaliSkier

Major D said: “Let’s not forget about the Holy Grail of thefts, I’m talking about the coveted Trillion Dollar coin if/when it ever gets made…though it now looks like it will need to be 50-Trillion by the time it’s minted.” Major D, “Trillion” is the new Million! LOL Don’t forget how long it takes to approve or get anything done with our Government. We will probably need a “$1 Quadrillion” dollar coin, by the time they pull their collective heads out of the clouds. Ha, you thought I was going to say something of the sorts, indicating a more obscure… Read more »

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Domenic Vaiasicca

One thing (of many) that irritates me about the U S mint now is The number of Medals it produces as opposed to just coins (without a technical monetary value assigned) I would love it it it made these designs as actual US coinage but maybe in a 50 cent/Half ounce size….even if it was the 80/20 clad of the 64 Kennedy. They need to get these prices down for the younger numismatists or as we all get older and die off….the hobby be damned by them over pricing. OK there’s my evening rant.

Christo

What’s a 80/20 clad 64 Kennedy? Am I missing a coin in my half dollar collection? 🙂

Domenic Vaiasicca

sorry meant 1965

CaliSkier

Still, so out of touch and I can not fathom, why the US Mint hasn’t educated/guided/corrected Congress, on proposing such ridiculous numbers for maximum mintage numbers legislated. C’mon, get real”istic”, seriously! Part of the latest proposal for a 2026 FIFA World Cup Commemorative coin program. “The bills would require the U.S. Mint to produce in Proof and Uncirculated versions, combined, up to 100,000 .900 fine gold $5 coins, up to 500,000 .999 fine silver dollars and up to 750,000 copper-nickel clad half dollars.” Totals shouldn’t be more than 20,000, 150,000 and 75,000 respectively IMO. Even if lowered to such, they… Read more »

John Q. Coinage

Cali for the price 15k, 75k and 25k. Sellouts snooze u loose me I’m out

Kaiser Wilhelm

CaliSkier,
I have never been able to grasp why the Congress insists the Mint has to produce so very many units of each and every commemorative coin; it’s sheer madness!

Major D

Kaiser, the Mint would never produce those quantities (especially in the Semiquincentennial year)– knowing that it must destroy any unsold commemoratives by the end of 2026.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Major D,
I think I might be susceptible to taking too many things all too literally. 😉

CaliSkier

Major D, thanks for sharing the NGC Adjectival Grade information above, in regards to encapsulated coins with no grade. I lost a previous lengthy reply on my theory about slabbed no grades and wasn’t far off. I did suspect it may have to do with bulk submissions and I had surmised perhaps someone sent off an entire roll of Harrison’s for grading, looking for “missing edge lettering” and maybe if none were found, a lower priced tier could be obtained with a slab authentication, no grade. What Rick covered in his reply was also quite valid as well.

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CaliSkier

Congrats on your order for the 1oz Army medals Chris. Hope you guys get those Space Force Medals in 2025 or as a surprise pop up in November this year. I know what you mean by those 2.5 oz Space Force Medals needing to be released before the 1oz follow up medal Major D, as was done for the other issues. However had they changed the subscription information, that would/might have been an indication that at least the product was on the US Mint radar, for possible “lift off”, that would be occurring sooner, rather than later? Back in 2021,… Read more »

CaliSkier

The United States Space Force has apparently approved these bullion silver rounds and they are currently available at JMB. The write up states: “This design is officially licensed by the US Air Force and US Space Force.” Also this next bit IMO is a bit “misleading”, in that, it implies that this is a “mint” product, as in US Mint(?), of which it is not. “In the obverse design of United States Armed Forces Space Force Silver Rounds, the mint depicts an emblem honoring the newest branch of the Armed Forces.” By saying, “the mint”, many an unwary buyer is… Read more »

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CaliSkier

For further “Space Force” Exploration! “The design of culture: US Space Force emblems” Review and descriptions of how these designs came about, with historical references throughout military(US) history. Out of Arlington VA: “Published Dec. 18, 2023
Air Force History and Museums Program Space History Division” (US Space Force website)

https://www.spaceforce.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/3621032/the-design-of-culture-us-space-force-emblems/

PS Article goes over the different uniform patches being designed.

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CaliSkier

AND the P rolls for the “American Innovation $1 Coin 2024 Rolls and Bags – Alabama” showing 99+ available.(Saturn Rocket to tie in with Space Force theme)

Major D

CaliSkier, since it’s on our radar here are the numbers from the Mint’s latest sales report from May 5 (Note 24GRF is over its Product Limit by 58 rolls):

24GRF (25 roll D): 7408 (Limit 7350) weekly change +41;
24GRB (25 roll P): 8062 (Limit 8400) weekly change -12;
24GBB (100 bag P): 3146 (Limit 3150) weekly change 0;
24GBF (100 bag P): 2938 (Limit 2950) weekly change +106

Major D

sorry, typo again: 24GBF (100 bag D)

CaliSkier

Thanks for the data Major D! BTW the 2023 Proof set shows -8 for w/e 5/5/24. 369,222, down from 369,230. Numbers schmumbers, I guess? LOL

Major D

CaliSkier, yes, I noticed that as well. It was +8 for the week ending 4/28, so with the -8 it’s right back to where it was ending 4/14.

E 1

Still waiting on those 2024 Silver Proof Sets.

This product will be available for sale on May 15, 2024, at 12 noon (ET).

E 1

2024 Mint Sets too…..

This product will be available for sale in Summer 2024.
 
Item Number: 24RJ
Mintage Limit: None
Product Limit: 190,000
Household Order Limit: None

Major D

E 1, the 2024 AI$ Proof Set (24GA) is also slated for Summer. Given the success of the Alabama P&D sales, this set might be in demand for the proof version.

E 1

Major D,

I am a fan of the Reverse Proof AI Dollars with mintages running from 36K-75K.

The regular Proof AI Dollars have mintages running at 250K+.

The reverse proof is a much better looking coin too.

Cheers

Major D

E 1, I agree with you about the RPs- but I believe the proofs for 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 will all end up in the 100-125K mintage range (this is based on my notes of available stock when that information could be found in the source code) — and I expect 2023 and 2024 to fall under 100K but this is just a hunch. So far 2019 (148,559) and 2020 (107,066) are Not Available.

E 1

Major D, The regular AI 2018-S Proof came in at 243K and they drop off considerably from there. 2019-S: 137K 2020-S: 101K Source: Mega Red 8th Edition Counting is a form of measurement and all measurements contain an amount of error. The discrepancy between the two sources is about 7.5%. Either someone (not us) has difficulty counting or they have difficulty accounting. Counting coins on this scale, with so many different programs, might be a difficult task that is prone to error(s). Getting an exact number may not ever be possible. Yet, discrepancies are noted and prevalent across the different… Read more »

Major D

In thinking about the upcoming Semiquincentennial in 2026, I took a look back to the last milestone birthday year of 1976.  In the months of 1976 leading up to July 4th: the Pittsburgh Steelers had defeated the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl X; the biggest court trial was Patty Hearst; Jaws lost out to One Flew Over the Cockoo’s Nest for Best Picture; Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan were battling for the Republican Party presidential nomination; Jimmy Carter was the presumptive Democratic Party nominee; Viking I was in orbit around Mars; Apple Computer was formed; the Eagles released their (First)… Read more »

Christo

If I recall correctly, many years after minting a large number of the unsold 3-piece mint and proof 40% silver bicentennial sets were melted at the mint and therefore the mintage and distribution numbers used by many sources may not be correct. Can anyone comment on this?

E 1

The Mint produced 11M Red Packs. 50 years later, you can still find them, and they will cost you $20-25.

E 1

Double Checked the Numbers – Mega Red 8th Edition 2022 says 11M sets. Maybe, MyCoinsGuide.com has taken into account those melted sets?

Christo

I Bought a showbox of those red packs for about melt value pre-2000 and I still have most of them today but I don’t recall ever reading about what the experts have say about estimated survival numbers. I do recall that the mint still had them available well into the 80’s.

E 1

1776-1976 S Dual Date Bicentennial Silver UNC Kennedy Half Dollar This can be a stunningly beautiful coin, providing the grade is MS-68 and above. At MS-68, a dimension opens, allowing for a greater appreciation of this silver clad coin. MS-69 is another level that most can’t find or afford either. At these high grades, we can see the beauty and realize the amount of effort put into this special dual date celebratory coin while struck in 40% silver. The simplicity of the reverse design addresses the theme of independence completely. The dual date on the obverse – equally so. The… Read more »

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Major D

Thanks for the info E 1. There still seems to be uncertainty as to the real mintage. If the uncirculated silver Half was only available in the Red Pack, the mintage should equal that of the Red Pack- yet even within the same source I’m finding both the 4.9 million (for the Red Pack) and 11 million (for the Half) mintages provided. 7 million is a big difference.

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E 1

Major D,

That 11M number has been around for a long long time. Whitman is a licensed publisher. One would think that the published numbers have been verified. That’s what publishers do; they verify information before going to press. Maybe, Whitman needs to revisit the mintage number again for the 1976-S Silver UNC Kennedy Half. 7M is a big discrepancy.

Major D

Mr. Unser, it would be great if you could do a story on this!

E 1

OK, that’s a good start. The US Mint’s Historical Records Department may be the best place to start looking. I myself don’t know how to access those records.

Kia99

Thanks for the wonderful view of history Major D. Lets include that in 1976 inflation was stable at 6%, down from the 10% it had hit during the previous couple years of recession and before it would hit 14% in several more years. Census records say median family income was $14,960.

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Christo

I remember those high inflation days. WIN (Whip Inflation Now) was a slogan promoted by Pres Ford and I can still remember the televised speech he gave where he showed off a little pin-back button that had WIN printed on it. My baseball cards were still 5cents a back but I know my dad wasn’t happy with Nixon/Ford and the Republicans back then.

Major D

Thanks, Kia 99. It’s incredible to look back at prices for everyday items, cars, homes, etc. back then. If only I had the money and space back then-, I would have filled a barn with new 1976 cars, drained the fluids, and kept in pristine condition to take out on a drive today…. (at least in my dreams).

Chris Terp

Folks were discussing Twilight Zone and Rod Serling so here’s an AP news article on his war service and his early authoring of a WWII experience:

https://apnews.com/article/rod-serling-first-squad-first-platoon-feeb2f9210ee1e191fb6dad0d94a6764

Major D

Thanks for posting. I always liked the Twilight Zone for its sense of morality. I’d call Serling the original Karma Police, with the characters getting what they deserved, good or bad.

sam tweedy

Rock on All you “OLD LADIES” Here!!!! Keep Running “FORREST”>>>>>>>>>>>>>> “RUN”>>>>>>>>>>>>

Kaiser Wilhelm

sam “I am” tweedy,
I’m not so sure about the LADIES part, but we are definitely getting OLD here, and rather unlike FORREST, I don’t believe we have all that much RUNNING left in us.

CaliSkier

Oops!

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