There was only one point in the history of the Silver American Eagle coin series that saw the United States Mint produced three different proof coins. As a celebration of the San Francisco Mint, an additional standard proof and rare reverse proof coin were struck in 2012 by the United States Mint. Silver.com has the 2012-W Proof Silver American Eagle coin available right now.
- Proof mintage was 877,831 in 2012!
- 26th release of the Proof Silver American Eagle.
- Ships to you in a commemorative box complete with a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Consists of one troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (USD) by the United States government.
- Bears a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
Although 2012 wasn’t a celebratory year for the Silver American Eagle coin series, the United States Mint was celebrating the 75th anniversary of the San Francisco Mint. The original minting facility of the Silver American Eagle, the San Francisco Mint was tasked with producing two special proofs.
An additional standard proof coin was produced at the San Francisco Mint with a mintage around 281,000. A unique reverse proof Silver American Eagle, with mirrored designs and a strong, frosted background, was struck in a mintage around 220,000 at the San Francisco Mint.
These two coins were sold only together in the San Francisco American Silver Eagle Two Coin Proof Set. Some of the additional San Francisco proofs were sold as part of the Making American History Coin and Currency set, which celebrated the US Mint’s 220th anniversary (founded 1792) and the 150th anniversary of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
On the obverse of each Silver American Eagle coin is the image of Walking Liberty from Adolph A. Weinman, created in 1916 and used on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar coin until 1947. The reverse features the heraldic eagle of the United States, refined and modernized for this coin series by then-Chief Engraver of the United States Mint John Mercanti.
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