The 2012 silver eagles have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

2012 Silver Eagle

Specifications

Type: American Silver Eagle
Year: 2012
Face Value: $1.00
Composition: 99.9% silver
Total Weight: 1 troy oz.
Current Silver Bullion Value: $16.57

The US minted the 2012 silver eagle with no mint mark and also the 2012 W burnished silver eagle, 2012 W proof silver eagle, 2012 S proof silver eagle, and the 2012 S reverse proof silver eagle. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

The burnished silver eagles have a unique look to them. Burnished coins have a matte-like finish and they appear less shiny.

Proof coins are essentially coins that have more detail. They are minted on special planchets and it takes longer to produce them. Each proof coin originally comes in a US Mint issued velvet box and a certificate of authorization (COA).

The reverse proof silver eagles are special edition coins that were minted for the 75th anniversary of the San Francisco Mint. These 2012 S reverse proof silver eagles were only sold as part of a two-coin set that also included the 2012 S proof silver eagle. Each reverse proof coin has a brilliant mirror-like appearance.

Series Location Quantity Minted
2012 West Point and San Francisco 33,121,500
2012 W, Burnished West Point 226,120
2012 W Proof West Point 869,386
2012 S Proof San Francisco 285,184
2012 S Reverse Proof San Francisco 224,981

Value

This coin, regardless of condition, is worth at least its weight in silver. The current spot price of silver is $16.57 per ounce as of December 08, 2019. Therefore $16.57 is the current melt value of this coin.

The 2012 silver eagle with no mint mark is worth around $24 in uncirculated condition.

The 2012 W burnished silver eagle is worth around $65 in uncirculated condition.

The 2012 W proof silver eagle is worth around $65.

The 2012 S proof silver eagle is worth around $75.

The 2012 S reverse proof silver eagle is worth around $125.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

2013 Silver Eagle
2011 Silver Eagle
2010 Silver Eagle