The Silver American Eagle coin debuted in 1986 with one of the nation’s most iconic coin designs on its obverse. Walking Liberty was created in 1916 by Adolph A. Weinman for use on the nation’s circulation 50-cent piece. His depiction of Liberty showcased America’s march toward a brighter future, with branches of olive and oak laurels depicting a desire for a peaceful future built upon the nation’s civic achievements. Today this image lives on with the 2012 (S) Silver American Eagle coin, available online now at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the PCGS.
- 26th consecutive release of the Silver American Eagle coin.
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Face value of $1 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded Mint State 69 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Obverse includes the Walking Liberty design.
- Reverse features the heraldic eagle of the United States.
2012 was a busy release year for the United States Mint and its Silver American Eagle coin program. In addition to increase demand for silver and rising mintage figures for the Silver American Eagle coin, 2012 was also a year of celebrations.
The San Francisco Mint was celebrating its 75th anniversary, the US Mint released an Silver American Eagle two-coin proof set that featured a proof and reverse proof specimen. The Making American History Coin and Currency Set included another special Proof Silver American Eagle minted in San Francisco.
All 2012 (S) Silver American Eagle Coins available here today are in near-perfect condition according to the Professional Coin Grading Service. Coins in MS69 condition exhibit full, original mint luster, but also include a maximum of two minor detracting flaws on the surface such as minuscule hairlines or minor contact marks.
On the obverse side of all 2012 (S) 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.
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