Coming just days after it was revealed that the US Mint had stopped selling the 2012 Uncirculated Bullion $50 Gold Eagle coin, the US Mint has now marked the 2012 American Eagle Silver Proof Coin as ‘Sold Out’ on its website.
Struck to a Proof quality finish since 1986, except for in 2009 when demand for the bullion version of the coin forced the US Mint to cancel Proof production, the American Eagle Silver Proof Coin is struck in 1oz of .999 fine silver at the West Point Mint.
The obverse of the coin features a beautiful “Walking Liberty” design by Adolph A. Weinman, as first seen on 1916-1947 half dollar coin, with the reverse showing a United States heraldic eagle with shield.
Having also sold out last year, the total mintage figure for the 2012 American Eagle Silver Proof Coin is believed to be in the region of 820,000 – a stark indication of just how popular United States Eagle coins are.
The popularity of the Eagles is not just confined to silver issues. With confirmed edition limits of just 12,000 and 30,000 respectively for the 2012 US Gold Proof Eagle 1/4oz and 1oz coins, it can then surely only be a matter of time before further sell-outs are also announced at the United States Mint for these two issues. Fortunately, Coin Portfolio Management has obtained a number of these coins in advance of this, which can be seen here.