The United States Mint has released images of the upcoming United States Army silver medal. The Army medal is the latest in a series of medals from the Mint, honoring the different branches of the United States Military. The 2.5-Ounce medal will be available on March 6 at a price of $175. The one-ounce version of the medal will be available in 2024.
The obverse design (heads) 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.”
The reverse design (tails) 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.”
As has been the case with previous military medals from the Mint, the 2.5-ounce, and the one-ounce medals will have production limits. Only 10,000 of the larger medals will be available. The Mint has not released expected production figures for the smaller version of the medal.
Finally, the Mint does offer a subscription service for the one-ounce military medals. You can get more details at this link on the Mint’s site. The one-once medal honoring the United States Marines is the next scheduled to be release in the subscription series. That release is slated for later this Fall.