HomeMedals and TokensUnited States Mint Launches Armed Forces Silver Medal Program June 22

United States Mint Launches Armed Forces Silver Medal Program June 22

United States Mint Launches Armed Forces Silver Medal Program June 22

The United States Mint will open sales for the first release in its United States Armed Forces Silver Medal Program on June 22 at noon EDT. The medal honors the U.S. Air Force.

Designs featured on this medal are emblematic of the history and mission of the U.S. Air Force. The obverse depicts a fighter jet pilot, flying alongside F-22 fighter jets with a stylized landscape below. The inscription is “U.S. AIR FORCE.” United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Designer Paul C. Balan created the design, which was sculpted by United States Mint Medallic Artist Phebe Hemphill.

The reverse features a dynamic perspective of the three spires of the Air Force Memorial, with one of the spires piercing the border of the medal into the beyond. Surrounding the memorial are members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard in ceremonial assembly. The core values of the Air Force are inscribed around the border, with “INTEGRITY FIRST” in the top position, flanked by “SERVICE BEFORE SELF” on the left and “EXCELLENCE IN ALL WE DO” on the right. AIP Designer Jamie Franki created the design, which Ms. Hemphill also sculpted.

Medals in the Armed Forces Silver Medal Program weigh 2.5 ounces, are two inches in diameter and are struck in 99.9 percent fine silver. Each medal is encapsulated and comes with the Mint’s Certificate of Authenticity.

The Air Force Silver Medal is priced at $160 USD.

Anticipated future releases in the Armed Forces Silver Medal Program include medals honoring the Coast Guard, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Army. Bronze versions of the medals will be available in subsequent years.

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About the United States Mint

usmintThe US Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce.

The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The Mint’s numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.

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Since Congress created the United States Mint on April 2, 1792, the primary mission of the Mint is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the nation. As a self-funded agency, the United States Mint turns revenues beyond its operating expenses over to the General Fund of the Treasury. Other responsibilities include: Maintaining physical custody and protection of the Nation's $100 billion of U.S. gold and silver assets; Manufacturing and selling platinum, gold, and silver bullion coins; and Overseeing production facilities in Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and West Point, as well as the U.S. Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

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  1. To the New Mint Coin to my Gramps my angel now and my cousins i love you all and this is honoring you. And your fellow brothera and sisters of the military that serve for this countty USA, and allows everyone that lives on thia soil to be free so my message fellow citizens speak english be kind stop being selfish and greedy and love one another we are all of flesh and have one maker that loves us, so turn the frown upside down and say hello or a smile to one another. To the Mint Right On!!!!!

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