US Mint Opens Armed Forces 1-Ounce Silver Medal Enrollment

This CoinNews photo shows a US Air Force 2.5-Ounce Silver Medal (obverse side). A 1-ounce silver edition is set to launch Aug. 16. US Mint customers can now enroll to automatically buy it and other upcoming Armed Forces 1-Ounce Silver Medals.

United States Mint customers can now subscribe to automatically purchase US Armed Forces 1 Ounce Silver Medals.

US Mint product enrollments works a lot like a magazine subscription. When you sign up to receive a family of products, they ship automatically to you when they become available.

Introduced in 2021, the Mint’s program of Armed Forces Medals honors the six branches of the US military: the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, and Space Force.

Larger Armed Forces 2.5-Ounce Silver Medals Released Already

Three larger-format, 2.5-ounce silver medals have already been issued in the series. They include medals honoring the Air Force (July 13, 2021), Coast Guard (Aug. 17, 2021), and Navy (March 11, 2022). Each is no longer available, having sold out at $160 a piece with sales caps at 10,000.

A Marine 2.5-ounce medal is set for release July 15 while Army and Space Force 2.5-ounce medals are expected to launch in 2023.

An enrollment option is and was not available for any of these larger medals.

Release Dates and Price of Armed Forces 1-Ounce Silver Medals

For the smaller 1-ounce medals and for which enrollment is now open, the US Mint so far has the first two of six scheduled for release. The Air Force 1-ounce medal is due out on Aug. 16 while the Coast Guard 1-ounce medal is set for release this “summer.”

The Mint’s enrollment page, found here, shows pricing of $65 and each without mintage, product, or household order limits.

Enrollment information indicates two will be issued each year, following the biannual release schedule of their larger 2.5-ounce medals.

Both sizes of medals are struck in 99.9% fine silver. One-ounce medals will have a diameter of 1.598 inches compared to 2 inches for the 2.5-ounce medals. Designs are shared across the sizes

The US Mint also has plans to release companion Armed Forces Bronze Medals.

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