1996 1/4 oz Gold American Eagle Coins - Silver.com™
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1996 1/4 oz Gold American Eagle Coins

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The release of Gold American Eagles in 1996 saw depressed demand across three of the four weights when compared to the year prior. However, this drop in demand was short-lived as all four weights in the series would finish out the decade of the 1990s with soaring demand amidst the Y2K crisis. Today, 1996 1/4 oz Gold American Eagles are available to you online at Silver.com.

Coin Highlights:

  • Available to ship to you in individual plastic flips!
  • 11th year of release in the 1/4 oz Gold Eagle Series!
  • Total mintage of 60,318 coins!
  • Consists of One-Quarter Troy ounce of actual gold content.
  • The face value of $10 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
  • On the obverse is a depiction of Lady Liberty.
  • The reverse features a family of bald eagles.

In 1996, the only coin in the Gold American Eagle Series to see its mintage increase was the 1/10 oz gold coin. Demand for the 1/10 oz gold coin rose nearly 180,000 coins compared to the previous year, while the 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, and 1 oz coins all saw varying degrees of decline in 1996. The 1/4 oz Gold Eagles led the way in terms of decline in demand with a decrease in mintage year-over-year of more than 23,000 coins. The 1 oz coin had the lowest drop at just under 11,000 coins.

All of these 1996 1/4 oz Gold American Eagles are available to you with individual plastic flips for delivery. The 1/4 oz Gold Eagles represent one of the lowest-minted coins in the series each year. The 1996 coin is far from the lowest mintage in the series and is likewise not close to being the lowest-minted date in the 1/4 oz range, but the 1/4 oz Gold Eagle does hold the third-lowest mintage of any of the weights in the series. In 2007, just 34,004 coins in the 1/4 oz weight were sold. This is the third-lowest mintage in the BU Gold Eagle’s history.

On the obverse of 1996 Gold American Eagles is an effigy of Lady Liberty. This iconic design from Augustus Saint-Gaudens was created in 1907 for the Gold $20 Double Eagle Coin and depicts Liberty in front-facing relief. Her full-length figure is set against sun rays on the horizon with the U.S. Capitol Building at her feet. As she strides forward, she holds aloft a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left.

The reverse side of the 1996 1/4 oz Gold Eagles comes with a design showcasing a family of American bald eagles. The design shows a nest with a female eagle guarding young hatchlings in the nest. Above the nest, a male eagle is soaring over the family with an olive branch in its talons.

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Additional information

Weight 0.25000 oz

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Brand: US Mint

Year:  1996

Mint Mark:  Not Shown

Purity:  .9167

Manufacturer:  US Mint

Thickness:  1.83 mm

Diameter:  22 mm

Inner Pack:  40

Outer Pack:  2000

Condition:  Uncirculated

Face Value:  $10

Issuing Country:  United States

Obverse Designer:  Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Reverse Designer:  Miley Busiek

Edge Design:  Reeded

Packaging Type:  Plastic Flip

Weight:  .25 Troy Ounce

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