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Proof 2012-W America Silver Eagle graded by NGC
This proof Silver Eagle continues a series of proof coins issued annually beginning in 1986. It is graded a nearly perfect proof 69 by PNGC, and would make a wonderful addition to any collection of proof American Silver Eagle coins.
It is of perfect Proof quality and ships in a protective tamper evident sealed holder which protects the coin and ensures the grade stated on the label, which is sealed within the holder with the coin. This makes it possible to display this impressive Proof Silver Eagle without worrying about damage to the coin itself.
The .999 fine silver one troy ounce American Silver Eagle series was first legislated by United States law in 1985 and has been minted each consecutive year since the first issue of the series in 1986. This makes for a fun and challenging set to collect in proof quality.
Obverse and Reverse – 2012-W 1 oz. Proof Silver Eagle
The obverse side of this proof Silver Eagle exhibits a design originally completed by sculptor Adolph Weinman in 1916 for the new half dollar design which would replace Charles Barber’s design bearing his name. The exquisite flowing quality of the design is brought out in the US flag draped over a walking version of Liberty as she walks toward a rising sun.
The reverse of this pure silver proof coin is the work of the 12th Chief Engraver of the US Mint, John M. Mercanti. It displays an eagle with its wings out-stretched.
NGC Proof 69 Ultra Cameo Grade
While there were a total of 882,260 proof Silver Eagles minted in West Point during 2012, only 8,776 of them were graded a near perfect Proof 69 Ultra Cameo by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). This represents a scarce ratio of just below 1 per cent of the total production of these coins, which makes this offering a truly prize-worthy addition to any collection of proof Silver Eagle coins!
|Year of Issue:||2012|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1032 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Walking Liberty|
|Reverse Design:||Heraldic eagle with shield and thirteen five-pointed stars|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||Adolph A. Weinman|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||John M. Mercanti|