2012-S Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle

in Proof Silver Eagles

The 2012-S Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle will be issued by the United States Mint as part of a special 2012 American Eagle San Francisco Two-Coin Silver Proof Set. Included as part of the set will be this reverse proof coin as well as a 2012-S Proof American Silver Eagle.

The release date for the American Eagle San Francisco Two-Coin Set is listed by the US Mint as June 7, 2012. Pricing, mintages, etc. will be announced closer to that release.

Collectors will undoubtedly be seeking the set in large numbers owing to its uniqueness. Both of the coins included in it are struck at the US Mint’s facility in San Francisco. Standard Proof Silver Eagle production is normally carried out by the US Mint’s facility in West Point.

San Francisco is no stranger to Silver Eagle production, however. It was responsible for the Proof Silver Eagles from their debut in 1986 through 1992 when other facilities assumed responsibility.

Collectors also have shown an increased desire to obtain the Special Reverse Proof Silver Eagles. They have been released in the past including the 2006-P Reverse Proof Silver Eagle issued as part of the 20th Anniversary Silver Eagle Set and the 2011-P Reverse Proof Silver Eagle released in the 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Set.

Standard proof coins from the US Mint are described as having frosted devices with a mirror-like background. In contrast, reverse proof coins have mirror-like devices with a frosted background.

All Silver Eagles since their debut have featured Adolph A. Weinman’s "Walking Liberty" on their obverse and John Mercanti’s heraldic eagle with shield design on the reverse.

2012 Proof Silver Eagle Mintages

The 2012-S Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle mintage is not yet known. Nor is the issue price for the set it is included in. This information as well as other details will be offered by the United States Mint closer to the release date of June 7, 2012.

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