Throughout the early- and mid-1990s, the Proof Gold American Eagle coins from the United States experienced stable demand from collectors. Following the 10th-anniversary issue though, the coins would start a downward slide that wouldn’t let up until the 1999 coins were released. Today, 1996 1/2 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coins are available to you online at Silver.com with perfect NGC certifications.
- Coins ship to you housed in protective plastic slabs from the NGC!
- 10th issue of the 1/2 oz Proof Gold Eagle!
- Availability limited within the original 35,058-coin mintage!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- The face value of $25 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- UCAM label.
- An iconic design of Lady Liberty is featured on the obverse.
- The exclusive American bald eagle design is found on the reverse.
- Features “W” mint marks.
Mintage figures for the Proof Gold American Eagles dropped across the board in 1996. Unlike later years when the 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz coins would suffer the greatest losses in mintage during down years, it was the 1 oz and 1/2 oz Proof Gold Eagle to feel the sting of lower demand in 1996. These 1996 1/2 oz Proof Gold American Eagles were down more than 10,300 coins from the previous year.
All of the 1996 1/2 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coins you can purchase through this listing earned PF70 certifications from the NGC. Coins in this condition are considered perfect specimens with full, original mint luster for the date mark and no detracting flaws visible on the coin.
The included UCAM label stands for ultra-cameo. Proof coins with an ultra-cameo visual finish have strong, frosted design elements that beautifully contrast with the coin’s deeply-mirrored, clear background field.
On the obverse of 1996 Proof Gold American Eagle Coins, you’ll find an inspiring vision of Liberty. This design captures Liberty as a leading figure for the nation. She marches forward with her torch held high to light the way for the country and clutches an olive branch as a symbol of peace for the future.
The reverse side of all 1996 1/2 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coins includes a design of American bald eagles. This imagery is unique to the Gold Eagle collection from the US Mint and features a male eagle flying over the family nest as a female offers shelter to a young hatchling.
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