2012 (S) Silver American Eagle MS-69 PCGS (First Strike)

2012 (S) Silver American Eagle MS-69 PCGS (First Strike)

The San Francisco Mint produces lower mintages of Silver Eagles than the more common West Point Mint. Additionally, each of these coins has been graded a near perfect MS-69 First Strike by PCGS.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Certified a near perfect Mint State-69 by PCGS guaranteeing the condition and authenticity of the coin.
  • The First Strike designation guarantees that each of these coins was struck by the San Francisco Mint within the first 30 days of production in 2012.
  • Obverse: Adolph A. Weinman’s design showing Lady Liberty draped in an American flag, walking gracefully as the sun rises over a ridge.
  • Reverse: A heraldic eagle is shown below 13 small stars, representing the original colonies.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the U.S. government.

Protect and display your Silver Eagle in style by adding an attractive display or gift box to your order.

In addition to the classic design, this coin comes with the added appeal of being graded a near perfect Mint State 69 First Strike by PCGS, one of the top coin grading services, ensuring the coin is in top condition when leaving the U.S. Mint. Add this certified 2012 San Francisco Silver American Eagle to your cart today!

First released November 24, 1986, the 1 oz Silver American Eagle has become the most popular Silver bullion coin not only in the United States, but in the entire world. In fact, this Silver coin is so highly sought after that in 2014 and 2015 the U.S. Mint could not match its level of production to consumer demand. In 2013, after a historic drop in Silver prices, demand increased so much that the U.S. Mint had to ration the sale of Silver coins for 18 months.

The driving force behind the creation of the Silver American Eagle was the government’s desire to sell off some of the Silver from the Defense National Stockpile. Although states with heavy mining interests and some legislators opposed the sale of the Silver, in 1985, the Senate agreed to permit the sale of Silver after an amendment was made to the bill permitting such action. Later in 2002, after it became apparent the stockpile of Silver would be depleted, an additional bill was passed that would allow the government to purchase Silver on the open market once it became necessary.

The design of this Silver bullion coin is steeped in American heritage and tradition. On the obverse of the coin is Adolph A. Weinman’s “Walking Liberty” design which was originally used on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar from 1916 to 1947. This iconic design was a public favorite and thus it was reinstituted years later on the 1 oz Silver American Eagle. The reverse features a heraldic eagle holding an olive branch in one talon and arrows in the other with a shield on its chest. In the beak of the bird is a banner that reads “E Pluribus Unum” and above the eagle are 13 five-pointed stars representing the original 13 colonies. This image mirrors the Great Seal of the United States.

These Silver bullion coins do not have mintmarks, as opposed to the Proof and Burnished versions, which do include a mintmark. From 1986 to 1998, they were manufactured at the San Francisco Mint. From 1999 to 2000, production was moved to the Philadelphia Mint. Since 2001, the 1 oz Silver American Eagle has been produced at the West Point Mint in New York, which has been referred to as the “Fort Knox of Silver.” Starting in 2011, due to the coin’s massive popularity, the San Francisco Mint again began minting coins to supplement the output from the West Point Mint.
Customer Reviews of 2012 (S) Silver American Eagle MS-69 PCGS (First Strike)
2012 (S) Silver American Eagle MS-69 PCGS (First Strike)
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Very good.

By  Arom

from Florida .


Very good quality. I replenished my collection. The company Apmex to get me every time like. Very professionally and quickly delivered.


  • Mint Condition
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By  K.S

from Idaho


Just a beautiful coin have to collect some where so i picked the First Strike series As all PCGS coins can not go wrong. Apmex is a great Company for having a Great section, Fast shipping and Fair prices


  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand


By  Kae90

from Tupelo, Mississippi


I am very pleased with this coin. Will definitely be using APMEX again!


  • Attractive Design

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