Collectors who buy gold from the United States Mint expressed less interest in the Proof Gold American Eagle in 1996. Following the 10th-anniversary year in 1995, demand for the coins cooled throughout much of the remainder of the 21st century. As a result, 1996 was the first of three years where mintage figures moved downward. Right now, 1996 1/10 oz Proof Gold American Eagles are available to purchase online at Silver.com in perfect condition.
- Coins ship to you inside of NGC protective plastic slabs!
- 9th year of release for the 1/10 oz Proof Gold Eagle!
- Availability limited within the original 57,047-coin mintage!
- Consists of One-Tenth Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of $5 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a Grade of PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- UCAM specimen.
- On the obverse side is a depiction of Liberty.
- The reverse face of the coins includes an American bald eagle design.
- Features “W” mint marks.
Each of the 1996 1/10 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coins available for purchase online today at Silver.com comes with a perfect certification from the NGC. Coins with the PF70 certification exhibit full, original mint luster and lack all possible detracting flaws on the design elements or background fields.
Visual brilliance is behind the issuing of the ultra-cameo designation for these coins. A UCAM label is available to any proof coin with strong, frosted design sets and background fields which are deeply-mirrored and clear.
The 1/10 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coin saw the shallowest dip in mintage figures for 1996. While the other coins were at or near 10,000 coins lower than the 1995 issue, the 1/10 oz coin fell by a more moderate amount of roughly 5,500 coins from the previous year. Although the mint issued mintage caps, none of the coins came close to a sellout in 1996.
On the obverse of 1996 1/10 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coins is the image of Lady Liberty. This vision depicts Liberty as a figure of strength and confidence. With her body framed by rays of sunshine from the background and encircled by 50 stars, she strides forward with her torch high above in her right hand and a branch in her left hand.
The reverse side of all 1996 1/10 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coins features a design from Miley Busiek. This imagery is unique to the Gold American Eagle collection and includes an entire family of bald eagles in the design.
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