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2012-W Proof American Eagle 1 oz Gold Coin with Box & CoA

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Are you looking for a great investment to add to your coin collection? Then check out the beauty and shine of the Proof American Eagle Gold coins. Engulfed in a protective capsule, nestled inside a display-ready box, with a Certificate of Authenticity, this 1 oz Proof Eagle Gold will be treasured for years to come. Struck in 22-karat gold, they include a W mint mark for the West Point Mint. Provident Metals currently has the 2012-W Proof American Eagle 1 oz Gold coin available for purchase.


  • Received in its protective capsule in a box worthy of display!
  • 27th year of issuance of the Proof American Eagle Gold coins!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of actual gold content.
  • Lady Liberty adorns the obverse.
  • A Bald Eagle adorns the reverse.
  • Has a face value of $50 (USD), fully backed by the American government.
  • Includes a W mint mark.

Using US gold resources only, the American Eagle Gold coins are struck in 91.67% gold, with 3% silver and 5.33% copper added for increased durability. The obverse of each coin has a W mint mark to identify the coins struck at the West Point Mint.


Believing that US coinage needed the elegance of the ancient Greek and Roman coins, in 1904, President Theodore Roosevelt commissioned a new design. Augustus Saint-Gaudens created the Lady Liberty design that appeared on the Double Eagles from 1907-1933. His design was so highly regarded, that a version of it was selected to adorn the obverse of the American Eagle Gold coin series. This design features a full-length figure of Lady Liberty, striding towards you with her hair flowing behind her. In her outstretched arms, she has a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. Inscriptions included are LIBERTY and 2012.


Designer Miley Busiek and sculptor Sherl J. Winter combined to create the Bald Eagle design that adorns the reverse of the American Eagle Gold coins. The male eagle, with an olive branch in its talons, flies towards a nest where his family awaits. Inscriptions included are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, IN GOD WE TRUST, 1 OZ. FINE GOLD, and 50 DOLLARS.


The US Mint has issued the 1 oz Proof American Eagle Gold coins annually since 1986, with the exception of 2009, when increased worldwide demand for precious metals caused sourcing issues. In 2012, the Mint sold a mere 23,630 of the 1 oz Proof American Eagle Gold coins. Other than 2009, this was the lowest annual sales of 1 oz Proof Eagle Golds to date. From 2013-2015, sales increased a bit each year, likely a result of a fairly precipitous drop in the price per ounce of gold during that same time.


If you have questions about the Proof coins, please contact our Provident Metals Customer Service team to get your answer. We can be reached via phone at 800-313-3315, via our online live chat, or via our email.

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When the subtotal of your purchase, including applicable discounts, is $199 or more, you receive free shipping for your entire order. In order to receive free shipping on purchases of $199 or more, you must live within the 50 US states. For orders less than $199, a $9.95 shipping fee applies. All products are discreetly packaged and shipped with full insurance included.

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Product Details

Year 2012
Mint Mark W - West Point
Metals Purity .9167
Producer US Mint
Thickness 2.87 mm
Diameter 32.7 mm
Condition Proof
Denomination $50
Country United States
Designer (Obverse) Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Designer (Reverse) Miley Busiek
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series American Eagle
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
Capsule Size 32.7 mm
Packaging Presentation Packaging
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Packaging Dimensions 4.3 x 3.5 x 1.2
Provident ID 3953347