2012-W American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin

The 2012-W American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin continues a series of American Eagles that dates back to 1997. That year, the US Mint introduced both a bullion and a proof Platinum Eagle.

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In 2009, the US Mint started a new six-year series for the Proof Platinum Eagles dedicated to the six principles found in the preamble of the United States Constitution. For 2012, the chosen principle is "To Provide for the Common Defence." The obverse continues to use an image of the Statue of Liberty as seen on the coin since their debut.

The US Mint strikes each Eagle Platinum Proof Coin from one ounce of 99.95% platinum to a diameter of 1.287 inches.

Complete Principles of the Preamble Series

The reverse (tails side) of the Platinum Proof Coin was changed beginning in 2009 as part of a new six-year series. This series is based on the six principles found in the preamble of the US Constitution. The six principles in their correct release order are shown below:

  • 2009-W To Form a More Perfect Union
  • 2010-W To Establish Justice
  • 2011-W To Insure Domestic Tranquility
  • 2012-W To Provide for the Common Defence
  • 2013-W To Promote the General Welfare
  • 2014-W To Secure the Blessings of Liberty to Ourselves and our Posterity

It should be noted that the bullion version of the coin (if struck) does not contain the same reverse.

Issue Information

The reverse designs are based on narratives prepared by the Chief Justice of the United States at the request of the United States Mint.

Release Date

A release date for the 2012 Platinum Proof Eagle is not yet known.

Issue Price

A price point for the Eagle is not yet known.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

Each Platinum Eagle will be struck at the US Mint’s facility in West Point – thus the "W" mintmark will be seen on each coin.

Designer & Sculptor

United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver John Mercanti designed the obverse (heads side) of each of the Platinum Proof Eagles to feature an image of the Statue of Liberty. The coins have shown the same obverse design since their introduction in 1997.

The theme "To Provide for the Common Defence" will be featured on the reverse (tails side) of the coin, however no specific design information has been released by the Mint as of yet.

Coin Specifications

Face Value: $100
Finish: Proof
Composition: 0.9995 platinum
Standard Weight: 31.120 grams
Standard Diameter: 32.7 mm or 1.287 inches
Edge: Reeded

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