The United States Mint will begin selling the United States Navy one-ounce silver medal later today. Sales of the latest medal honoring a United States military branch will go on sale at Noon Eastern, 9:00 AM Pacific. The medal is priced at $75.00 with no household purchase limit.
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 readers interested in purchasing this new medal, you are encouraged to be on the Mint’s site at Noon Eastern today. The same Air Force and Coast Guard products sold out within days of release. The Navy medal will likely be a repeat performance.