The 1996 issue of Proof Gold American Eagles from the United States Mint experienced a decline in demand. This was due in large part to the drop in excitement that accompanied the previous year’s 10th-anniversary release. Right now, 1996 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagles are available to purchase online at Silver.com with a perfect certification.
- Ships to you inside a protective plastic slab from the NGC!
- 11th release of the 1 oz Proof Gold Eagle!
- Availability limited within the original 36,153-coin mintage!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of $50 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a Grade of PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- UCAM label included.
- On the obverse is a design of Lady Liberty.
- The reverse includes an image of American bald eagles.
- Features “W” mint marks.
Each of the 1996 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coins you can purchase here today at Silver.com comes in perfect condition. The PF70 certification from the NGC indicates the coins have full, original mint luster with no detracting flaws. Ultra-cameo coins, as indicated by the UCAM label, are those with design sets that are strong and frosted contrasting background fields that are deeply-mirrored and clear.
The 1996 Proof Gold American Eagle Coins were all down in mintage from the year before. The 1995 coins were boosted by the 10th-anniversary date mark of the program and when that cloud had cleared, demand for the coins waned. The 1 oz Proof Gold Eagle, for its part, was down by 10,200 coins from the previous release.
On the obverse of 1996 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coins is a design of Lady Liberty originally used on the $20 Gold Double Eagle. Created in 1907 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, it appeared on the Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933.
The reverse side of all Proof Gold American Eagle coins features a design of American bald eagles. This artwork was conceived by Miley Busiek specifically for the Gold Eagle Collection in 1986. The design includes a male eagle, female eagle, and a young hatchling.
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