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US Mint Releases U.S. Army 2.5 Ounce Silver Medal March 6

US Mint Releases U.S. Army 2.5 Ounce Silver Medal March 6
United States Army 2.5 Ounce Silver Medal. Image: U.S. Mint / CoinWeek.

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2.5 ounce Armed Forces Silver Medal honoring the U.S. Army beginning on March 6 at noon EST. Mintage is limited to 10,000 units. Orders are limited to one medal per household. This medal is part of the Mint’s Armed Forces series of medals, which honors each branch of the United States military.

The medal’s obverse design depicts Continental and modern soldiers “at the ready” with the weapons of their respective eras. They represent the continuity of the U.S. Army since its beginnings and its continuing mission to defend our country. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES ARMY” and “SINCE 1775.” United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Designer Lucas Durham created the obverse design, which United States Mint Medallic Artist Craig A. Campbell sculpted.

The reverse design juxtaposes the seven core values of the Army against the U.S. Army flag, with both the flag and its streamers lifted by a breeze. The streamers from several major battles have visible text, including APPOMATTOX 1865, LEXINGTON 1775, ABEYANCE 2014-2015, TET COUNTEROFFENSIVE 1968, and LUZON 1944-1945. Inscriptions are the Army’s core values—”LOYALTY,” “DUTY,” “RESPECT,” “SELFLESS SERVICE,” “HONOR,” “INTEGRITY,” and “PERSONAL COURAGE.” AIP Designer Emily Damstra created the design, which United States Mint Medallic Artist Renata Gordon sculpted.

The Armed Forces Silver Medals are struck in 99.9 percent fine silver and are two inches in diameter. Each medal is encapsulated and packaged in a presentation case. A certificate of authenticity is included.

The 2.5 ounce U.S. Army Silver Medal is priced at $175 USD. To set up a REMIND ME alert for this product (product code S22ME), click here.

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About the United States Mint

usmintThe U.S. 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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