Proof Gold American Eagles are among the most sought-after proof coins in the world. The coins are wildly popular in America for their patriotic imagery, and coveted by collectors everywhere for their design quality and beautiful finish. Today, the 1996-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle coin is available on Silver.com in perfect condition.
- Ships to you in a PCGS plastic slab to protect the coin’s condition
- Eleventh annual release of the 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle!
- Consists of an actual weight of One Troy Ounce of fine gold.
- Face value of $50 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded PR70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Features a Deep-cameo finish.
- Obverse includes the iconic image of Lady Liberty.
- Reverse features the bald eagle family.
- Bears a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
The 1996 production year for Gold American Eagles marked the 10th anniversary of the coin program. The Gold Eagles were first introduced in 1986 following passage of the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985 by Congress. The law permitted the production of a national gold bullion coin, with Congress adding specific wording to the text that stipulated all gold used in the striking process must come from domestic sources.
Gold American Eagle coins are produced by the United States Mint using a special coining process. Each blank is polished before striking to give the design features a frosted appearance, while multiple strikes under high pressure and chemicals on the die help create a background field that is deeply-mirrored.
The obverse side of each coin bears the image of Lady Liberty created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. He perfected his image in1907, and it first appeared on the $20 Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933.
On the reverse you’ll find the image of a family of nesting bald eagles created by Miley Busiek. Her depiction includes a male bald eagle as it returns to the nest, where a female stands guard over a group of hatchlings.
Each 1996-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle in this product listing is in perfect PR70 condition according to the PCGS. A perfect proof features its full, original luster, and no detracting flaws. Deep-cameo defines a coin with a strong, frosted design set overlaying a deeply-mirrored, clear background field.
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