2012 $50 American Gold Eagle

2012 $50 American Gold Eagle

The 2012 $50 American Gold Eagle had a total mintage of 675,000 from the Philadelphia Mint. This coin had a lower mintage than several of the previous issues struck at the Philadelphia Mint. The mint was known for its excellent craftsmanship and this coin can be found in the highest Mint State grades for a small premium. 


History of the 2012 $50 American Gold Eagle

The 2012 $50 American Gold Eagle was sold to Mint Authorized Purchasers who then sold the coin to collectors, dealers, and investors. The American Gold Eagle is the official gold bullion coin of the United States. The obverse of the American Gold Eagle was designed by Augustus Saint Gaudens, a rendition of the full-length Lady Liberty with her hair flowing and a long dress. She holds a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. There is a small image of the Capitol building in the background. The reverse of the coin was designed by sculptor, Miley Busiek. It features a male American Bald Eagle clutching an olive branch, flying over a nest with a female eagle and her eaglet.


2012 $50 American Gold Eagle Value

The 2012 1 oz American Gold Eagle value reaches upwards of around $2,200 for the highest grades of the coin available. It’s possible to build a more affordable collection of Gold Eagle 1 oz coins, and just requires some careful searching and selecting. The 2012 $50 American Gold Eagle would make a great addition to any Gold Eagle series collection. 


Type of coin: $50 Coin

Year: 2012 $50 American Gold Eagle

American Gold Eagle Mint Mark: Philadelphia Mint

Total mintage: 675,000

Metal content: 91.67% Gold, 3% Silver, 5.33% Copper

Face value: Fifty Dollars

Weight: 33.93 grams

Edge: Reeded

Designer: Augustus Saint Gaudens/Miley Busiek

Diameter: 32.70 millimeters