The United States Mint will begin sales of the United States Navy 2.5-ounce silver medal next week. Sales of the latest medal honoring a United States military branch will go on sales at Noon Eastern, 9:00 AM Pacific on March 11th. The medal is priced at $160 with a household purchase limit of one medal. Overall, the Mint will be producing just 10,000 of these medals for purchase.
The United States Navy silver medal will be the third medal in the series honoring the branches of the United States military. The Air Force and Coast Guard medals 2.5-ounce medals were released last year while their 1-ounce counterparts and the medal honoring the United States Marines will be released later this year.
The obverse (heads) design depicts the U.S. Navy destroyer John Paul Jones cutting through the water while the U.S.S. Constitution sails behind it. An F-18 Hornet formation flies by, leaving smoke trails in the sky, paying honor to both ships. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES NAVY” and “DON’T GIVE UP THE SHIP,” the latter spoken by mortally wounded Commander James Lawrence to his crew on the U.S.S. Chesapeake during the War of 1812. The reverse (tails) design features a line of sailors manning the rail while the American flag flies in the background. The inscriptions are the Navy’s core values, “HONOR,” “COURAGE,” and “COMMITMENT.”United States Mint
For those readers who are interested in purchasing this new medal, you are encouraged to be on the Mint’s site at Noon on the 11th. The same products for the Air Force and Coast Guard sold out within days of being released. It is likely the Navy medal will be a repeat performance.