American Gold Eagle coins from the United States Mint are available in three versions. There is an investment-grade bullion coin available, as well as a proof and burnished collectible coin. The Proof American Gold Eagle is more readily available than its burnished counterpart and has been issued longer. Right now, 1996 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of a protective plastic from the NGC!
- 11th issue of the Proof American Gold Eagle!
- Limited availability within the original mintage of 36,153 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz 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.
- Lady Liberty on the coin’s obverse.
- American bald eagles on the coin’s reverse.
- “W” mint marks.
Each of the 1996 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle coins available through this product listing earned a perfect PF70 certification from the NGC. Coins in this condition exhibit full, original mint luster and lack all possible detracting flaws.
Further evidence of the coin’s beauty comes from the UCAM label. An ultra-cameo coin is one with strong, frosted matte design elements overlaying a background field that is deeply-mirrored and clear.
The 1996 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin saw a drastic drop in demand from 1995. The previous year consisted of the 10th anniversary of the American Gold Eagle collection, which kept demand high as special date marks are valuable in proof collections. The 1 oz gold coin was down roughly 10,000 from the 1995 issue.
On the obverse of the Proof American Gold Eagle coin, you’ll find the portrait of Lady Liberty designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. This vision of Liberty changed the face of American coinage forever when it appeared in 1907. It was the first time Liberty had been designed in a distinctly American image, with her figure exuding strength, determination, and confidence.
The reverse of the 1996 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle features the family of bald eagles designed by Miley Busiek. The image includes a male eagle in flight over the family nest as a female eagle guards the hatchlings.
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