PLEASE NOTE – This coin may feature a trolley label or the brown label at our discretion. All labels will feature the San Fransisco (S) designation.
The most popular coin in the world is, unquestionably, the Silver American Eagle. A record 44 million Silver American Eagles were sold in 2014, and demand for the official silver bullion coin of the United States remains high. Right now, Silver.com offers the 2012 (S) Silver American Eagle Coin for sale in near-perfect condition.
- Only 8,417 coins currently exist in this grade and condition!
- Consists of one ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (USD) backed by the US government.
- Available with a Mint State 69 grade from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Ships in an NGC plastic slab to protect coin’s condition.
Silver American Eagle coins were introduced in 1986 following passage of the Liberty Coin Act in 1985. Struck only in a 1 oz weight by the United States Mint, the bullion version of the coin has a varied production history. The bullion coins were originally produced at the San Francisco Mint from 1986 to 1998, but production shifted to the Philadelphia Mint (1999 & 2000) and then the West Point Mint (2001 to present).
Since 2001, the San Francisco Mint has provided supplemental production of Silver American Eagle coins, but as of 2011 has increased its production. Following a trial period, full production resumed at the San Francisco Mint in 2012.
On the obverse side of all 2012 (S) 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coins is the image of Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty. Representing the nation’s strides toward a brighter future, the image first appeared on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar from 1916 to 1947.
The reverse side bears John Mercanti’s heraldic eagle depiction. A chief engraver at the US Mint, Mercanti designed the image of a bald eagle behind a heraldic shield, with 13 stars above its head to represent the original colonies, and its talons clutching arrows and an olive branch.
Each of the coins in this product listing earned an MS69 grade from the NGC. Considered near-perfect coins, each has its full, original luster, but may have a maximum of two minor detracting flaws.
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