2012 American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin

The 2012 American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin will mark the twenty-seventh year that the United States Mint produced the investment grade coins.

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These coins are each struck from one ounce of .999 fine silver with their weight and purity guaranteed by the government of the United States. That guarantee makes them eligible as investment devices for many Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs).

The coins were authorized by the Liberty Coin Act (Public Law 99-61) and contain what is considered as one of the most beautiful designs ever produced on an America Coin. That design is Adolph A. Weinman’s "Walking Liberty" that was first featured on the half dollar from 1916-1947.

Historic Mintage on Silver Eagles

Millions of the bullion Silver Eagles are produced by the Mint annually. 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 – tbd

2011 – tbd



Interest in the bullion Eagles sky-rocketed in 2008 resulting in that year achieving the best year ever record for sales of the strikes. That record only lasted for one year before 2009 totals shattered it. Then, in 2010, the record was smashed once again.

Issue Information

Bullion coins of the US Mint are not sold directly to the public. Instead, the Mint uses a network of authorized purchasers which resells the strikes for a small premium above the current spot price of the precious metal contained within them.

Release Date

A release date for the 2012 Bullion Silver Eagles has not been announced by the Mint. Typically, the Mint starts offering them in December of the precious year.

Issue Price

The current market price of silver dictates the price for which each bullion Silver Eagle is sold.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

Each bullion Silver Eagle is struck at the US Mint’s facility in West Point. However, no mintmark is present on the bullion coins.

Designer & Sculptor

Adolph A. Weinman’s 1916 "Walking Liberty" half dollar design is featured on the obverse of the Silver Eagles. The design is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful ever struck on a coin from the US Mint.

A heraldic Eagle is showcased on the reverse of the coin 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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