2012 American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin

The 2012 America Eagle Silver Bullion Coin was issued by the US Mint as the official silver bullion coin of the United States for 2012.

2012 American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin (US Mint Images)
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This release marked the continuation of a series dating back to 1986. In that year, the inaugural strikes of the America Silver Eagle Program debuted as authorized by the Liberty Coin Act (Public Law 99-61). Bullion coins of the series are authorized only to be struck from one troy ounce of .999 fine silver. They have a diameter of 40.60 mm and a weight of 31.1 grams with a legal tender face value of $1. The content and purity of each is guaranteed by the government of the United States.

Each obverse contains the same "Walking Liberty" design as originally created by Adolph A. Weinman for the 1916 half dollar coin. The design has come to be considered one of the most beautiful ever struck on an American coin.

Historic Mintage on Silver Eagles

The chart below shows the mintage of the Bullion Silver Eagles since their introduction in 1986:

1986 – 5,096,000

1987 – 9,420,000

1988 – 5,869,000

1989 – 6,166,000

1990 – 7,247,000

1991 – 6,952,000

1992 – 5,544,000

1993 – 5,890,000

1994 – 5,540,500

1995 – 4,590,000

1996 – 3,466,000

1997 – 3,636,000

1998 – 4,320,000

1999 – 9,008,500

2000 – 9,133,000

2001 – 8,827,500

2002 – 10,475,500

2003 – 9,153,500

2004 – 9,617,000

2005 – 8,405,000

2006 – 10,021,000

2007 – 9,887,000

2008 – 19,583,500

2009 – 28,766,500

2010 – 34,662,500

2011 – 39,868,500



The chart above shows the total number of bullion Silver Eagles sold each year by the US Mint. It does not necessarily indicate the year-dated mintage.

Issue Information

US Mint bullion coins are not sold directly to the public. Instead, a network of authorized purchases obtain the coins in bulk, then resells them to the public for a small premium above the current spot price of the one ounce of silver contained in each.

Release Date

2012 year-dated Silver Eagle Bullion Coins were released for purchase by the authorized purchasers in early January 2012.

Issue Price

Eagle bullion coins are sold to the public for a small premium above the current spot price of the ounce of silver in each.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

Bullion Silver Eagles are typically struck at the US Mint’s facility in West Point (although no mintmarks appear). Other facilities have struck them in the past such as 2011 when the San Francisco facility aided in bullion Silver Eagle production.

Designer & Sculptor

Adolph A. Weinman’s "Walking Liberty" design is shown on the obverse of the coin. It was first seen on the 1916 half dollar.

The reverse (tails side) shows a heraldic Eagle and was designed by John Mercanti.

Coin Specifications

Face Value: $1
Finish: Bullion
Composition: 99.93% Ag, 00.07% Cu
Standard Weight: 31.103 g
Standard Diameter: 40.60 mm
Edge: Reeded

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