2012 Proof Silver American Eagle - 1 Troy Oz .999 Pure

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The 2012 American Silver Eagle Proof Coin

Discover the allure of the 2012 Proof American Silver Eagle, a coin that embodies both the strength of precious metal investment and the beauty of numismatic art. This limited edition exquisite coin struck in .999 fine silver, is not just a piece of currency but a work of art steeped in American history and craftsmanship.

The 2012 Proof American Silver Eagle stands out for its meticulous production and pristine condition. Each coin is carefully crafted with a specialized minting process that creates its signature mirror-like background and frosted, sculpted foreground. This striking contrast highlights the exquisite detail in the coin's design, a testament to the unparalleled skill of the U.S. Mint's artisans.

The coin's design is a tribute to America's rich heritage. The obverse features Adolph A. Weinman's iconic "Walking Liberty" design, a symbol of freedom and hope that has captivated collectors since its debut on the half-dollar coin in 1916. The reverse showcases a heraldic eagle with an olive branch and arrows in its talons, designed by John Mercanti, reflecting America's commitment to peace and readiness to defend its values.

Collectors and investors alike cherish the 2012 Proof American Silver Eagle for its blend of aesthetic appeal and investment value. Its limited mintage adds to its desirability, making it not just an addition to a collection but a potential heirloom to be treasured for generations.

Owning a 2012 Proof American Silver Eagle is more than an investment; it's an opportunity to hold a piece of American legacy in your hands. This coin of significant purity is a must-have for anyone who appreciates the interplay of artistry, history, and the enduring value of silver. Whether you're a seasoned collector or new to the world of numismatics, the 2012 Proof American Silver Eagle is a coin that promises to be a highlight in any collection.

In 2012, the American Silver Eagle proof coin continued its legacy as a remarkable piece in the United States Mint's bullion program. This series, which began in 1986 following the 1985 Liberty Coin Act signed by President Ronald Reagan, has consistently garnered interest among collectors and investors. The 2012 American Silver Eagle Proof coin, composed of one Troy ounce of .999 fine silver, 99.9% purity, offers both melt value and collector's value. Investors often lean towards the bullion version for its straightforward silver value and liquidity. At the same time, collectors are drawn to the proof version for its intricate detailing, reflective finish, and limited production.

Known also as the U.S. Mint's Silver American Eagle Proof coin or Proof Silver Eagle, it is distinguished by the precision and care in its crafting. Proof silver coins are celebrated for their exceptional shine, sharp details, and mirror-like surfaces, achieved through a labor-intensive minting process involving multiple strikes and meticulous hand-pressing. These coins are specially made, never meant for general circulation, and are often sold in elaborate packaging that enhances their appeal and value. Although they have a legal tender face value of one dollar ($1), they are worth far more than that for their silver melt value alone.

While proof coins are of higher quality, they also carry a premium price, reflecting the greater costs of production. Numismatists frequently highlight their rarity, purity, and collectibility. The 2012 American Silver Eagle Proof coins are marked with PR or PF to denote their proof grading status. Some investors and collectors will also pay a grading service, such as PCGS or NGC, to have their proof coins graded. However, this is an added cost that will likely not command a higher return on investment.

Money Metals Exchange, valuing the melt value based on spot price over numismatic worth, offers these proof coins at a competitive cost. Historically, American Silver Eagle proof coins before 1995 were minted at the San Francisco Mint with an 'S' mintmark. Since 1995, they have been produced at the West Point Mint, indicated by a 'W' mintmark (mint mark W).

Design of the 2012 Proof American Silver Eagle

The design of the 2012 Proof coin is a tribute to Adolph A. Weinman's iconic Liberty Walking imagery, first seen on the 1916-1947 Walking Liberty half-dollar. This design was revived in 1985, adding historical depth to the coin. On the obverse, Lady Liberty is depicted striding forward, clad in a flag-draped gown, with a Phrygian cap symbolizing freedom. Her left hand holds branches representing civil and military glory, against a backdrop of 13 sun rays symbolizing the original colonies. The year 2012, the motto "In God We Trust," and "LIBERTY" are also inscribed.

The reverse, designed by John Mercanti, features an outstretched American bald eagle holding an olive branch and arrows in its talons, representing peace and military strength. Thirteen stars above the eagle symbolize the original colonies, with the motto "E. Pluribus Unum" on a banner in the heraldic eagle’s beak.

Specifications of the 2012 American Silver Eagle Proof Coin:

  • Composition: 99.9% pure silver
  • Weight: 31.103 grams (~1 Troy ounce)
  • Diameter: 40.6 mm
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Mintage: 869,386

Storing a 2012 Proof American Silver Eagle

Proper storage of the 2012 US Mint Proof coin, in its original government packaging with a Certificate Of Authenticity (COA), is crucial for preservation. Options include home safes, bank safe deposit boxes, secure vaults, or facilities like the Money Metals Depository.

Each 2012 Proof American Silver Eagle coin comes packaged in a protective casing or capsule to ensure there is no scratching, tarnishing, or loss of metal.

Since the 2012 Proof American Silver Eagle meets all of the requirements, it qualifies for storage in a self-directed precious metals Individual Retirement Account (IRA). 

Buying and Selling a 2012 Proof American Silver Eagle

When buying the 2012 Proof coin, consider the current silver spot price and compare prices from trusted dealers. Money Metals offers transparent pricing and guarantees on its products. Our zero-commission customer service representatives are happy to help walk you through the best options for your particular, individual needs.

For selling, knowledge of the current silver spot price and the coin's premium is essential. Reputable dealers ensure smooth transactions and prompt payments. Money Metals Exchange, with no minimum selling price, is a reliable choice. To find out how much you can get for each item, click on the blue box that says “Click Here to Sell to Us” or by calling our customer care team Mon-Sat at our phone number:


In conclusion, the 2012 American Silver Eagle Proof coin is a blend of precious metal investment and numismatic allure. Its beautiful design, precise production, and historical context make it a valuable piece for both investors and collectors. It offers a unique chance to own a piece of American history.

Don't miss your chance to own a piece of American legacy! The 2012 Proof American Silver Eagle is now available, offering you the unique opportunity to enhance your collection with a coin that brilliantly combines historical significance, artistic beauty, and tangible investment value.

Crafted with .999 fine silver, each US Mint 2012 Proof American Silver Eagle features the stunning "Walking Liberty" design, an iconic symbol of freedom and hope. With its meticulous detail, mirror-like finish, and frosted imagery, this coin is not just an asset but a masterpiece of numismatic art.

Whether you're a seasoned collector or just beginning your journey in precious metals, the 2012 Proof American Silver Eagle is an essential addition. Its limited mintage makes it a coveted item for collectors, while its intrinsic silver value appeals to savvy investors.

Act now to secure your 2012 Proof American Silver Eagle. Embrace the opportunity to invest in a coin that embodies the strength and beauty of American coinage. This isn't just a purchase; it's an investment in a tangible piece of history. Add this exquisite coin to your collection today and own a symbol of American heritage and craftsmanship.

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Product Specifications
Mint Facility: US Mint
Denomination: $1.00 USD
Date: 2012
Quality / Type: Proof
Purity: 99.9% silver
Metal Weight: 1 troy ounce (31.103 grams)
Diameter: 1.598 inches (40.6 mm)
Edge: Reeded
Obverse: Walking Liberty
Reverse: Eagle with Shield
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