American Silver Eagle coins are the single most popular precious metal product in the world today. The United States Mint recently announced another record-breaking sales year for the nations official silver bullion coin, with 47 million specimens sold in 2015. This breaks the previous record of 44 million, set just a year earlier in 2014. Today, the 2012-W Proof American Silver Eagle is available from JM Bullion in perfect condition.
- Just 18,230 coins exist in this grade and condition!
- Ships in a protective plastic slab.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Graded PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Features an Ultra-cameo finish.
- Walking Liberty graces the obverse.
- Includes the W mint mark of the West Point Mint.
2012 was a unique striking year for the American Silver Eagle. In addition to these standard W proof coins from the West Point Mint, a total of two other proof American Silver Eagle coins were struck. First there were the Proof American Silver Eagles struck at the San Francisco Mint as part of the 75th anniversary of that mints opening. The coins were sold in the San Francisco American silver Eagle Two-Coin Proof Set, and featured a standard proof and reverse proof coin.
Later in 2012, the US Mint issued a Making American History Coin and Currency Set. In addition to a series 2009 five-dollar bill, another Proof American Silver Eagle struck in San Francisco was included in the set. The collectors set honored the 220th anniversary of the US Mint and the 150th anniversary of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
These 2012-W Proof American Silver Eagle coins are all perfect specimens according to the NGC. A coin with a Proof 70 grade has its full, original mint luster, and shows no signs of wear and tear or blemishes of any kind.
Additionally, the ultra-cameo designation identifies the beautiful finish of these coins. Each has a strong, frosted finish on the design set, with a deeply-mirrored, clear background field that provides stunning contrast.
On the obverse is the image of Walking Liberty created in 1916 by Adolph A. Weinman. The reverse bears the image of the heraldic eagle, created by US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti in 1986.
If you have questions, please contact JM Bullion at 800-276-6508, connect with us online via our live chat, or send us an email.