2012 American Eagle San Francisco Two-Coin Silver Proof Set (EG1)
The United States Mint has a tradition of offering special limited-edition coin sets to American Eagle Coin collectors. The American Eagle Silver and Gold Programs, launched in 1986, are among the United States Mint’s most popular. The 2012 American Eagle San Francisco Two-Coin Silver Proof Set is an exquisite collection that captures the essence and beauty of these cherished coins. This set -- one American Eagle Silver Proof Coin and one American Eagle Silver Reverse Proof Coin minted at the United States Mint at San Francisco -- is a testament to the fine, exacting craftsmanship that has been a United States Mint hallmark since 1792.
A special feature of this elegant two-coin set is the coin featuring a “reverse proof” finish. Reversing the mirror-like background finish of a traditional proof coin and applying it to the design elements of the coin achieves a magnificent contrast.
There will be a four-week ordering window beginning June 7, 2012, at noon (ET) and ending July 5, 2012, at 5 p.m. (ET).
These sets will be minted to meet demand.
In 1986, the Secretary of the Treasury selected a modern rendition of famed sculptor Adolph A. Weinman’s magnificent Walking Liberty as the design to grace the obverse of American Eagle Silver Coins. The Walking Liberty design was originally prepared and executed for the circulating half-dollar in 1916. The obverse design features a full-length figure of Liberty in full stride, enveloped in the folds of the flag, with her right hand extended and branches of laurel and oak in her left.
The reverse design of the American Eagle Silver Coins, by former United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver John Mercanti, features a heraldic eagle with shield, an olive branch in the right talon and arrows in the left.
To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, any order placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of June 7, 2012, at noon (ET) shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.
If paying by credit card, please be sure your credit card information remains current to avoid any delays in processing your order. If your credit card has expired by the time of shipment, your order will be cancelled. To update credit card information after an order has been placed, you must call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).