Out of the 189,148 total One Ounce American Gold Eagles minted in 1996 only 166 (W) coins have been certified as a PR70 DCAM grade by the PCGS.
Introduced for the first time in 1986, the American Gold Eagle is one of the oldest gold bullion coins in the world today. It was proceeded in the marketplace by just three coins: the Krugerrand, Canadian Gold Maple Leaf, and Chinese Gold Panda. Today, the American Gold Eagle is perhaps the most popular gold bullion coin, by volume, in the world. The 1996-W 1 oz American Gold Eagle is available right now from JM Bullion in perfect condition as a proof specimen.
- Only 258 coins are available in this grade and condition!
- Arrives in a plastic slab to protect the perfect condition of this proof.
- 10th Anniversary striking of the proof American Gold Eagle.
- Contains a true gold content of 1 oz. of pure gold.
- Issued a face value of $50 (USD) by the United States government.
- Earned a PR70 grade from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Available with a deep-cameo finish.
- Bears the W mint mark from the West Point Mint.
In 1905 President Theodore Roosevelts administration launched an initiative to overhaul the design of all gold and silver American currency. President Roosevelt personally chose Augustus Saint-Gaudens to make the first redesign of the nations gold coins. His design was the image of Lady Liberty striding confidently forward from the nations capital.
Saint-Gaudens depiction of Liberty appeared on the $20 Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933, and is considered to this day the finest coin design in American history. Today it is the primary image used on the obverse of the American Gold Eagle coins series.
The 1996-W 1 oz American Gold Eagles in this product listing are all perfect proof specimens according to the PCGS. A PR70 coin indicates a coin with its full mint luster, and no sign of detracting flaws.
Each one of these coins has a deep-cameo finish. In terms of proof coins, visual brilliance is everything. Deep-cameo refers to the strong, frosted finish of the design fields on the coin, and the deeply-mirrored, clear backgrounds.
If you have any questions about these American Gold Eagles, please feel free to contact JM Bullion. Our associates are available on the phone at 800-276-6508. You can also connect with us conveniently online using our websites hosted live chat, or by submitting your questions to us via email. Be sure to view our other similar coins like the 1989-W 1 oz American Gold Eagle PCGS PR70 DCAM or our 1990-W 1 oz American Gold Eagle PCGS PR70 DCAM.