1996 Silver American Eagle - 1 Troy Ounce, .999 Pure

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The 1996 American Silver Eagle: A Crown Jewel for Collectors and Investors

The 1996 American Silver Eagle adds a distinguished chapter to the prestigious series started by the United States Mint in 1986. Garnering praise from both collectors and investors, the 1996 edition furthers the high standards its forerunners set.

Known for its .999 fine silver purity, outstanding craftsmanship, and the Mint's relentless pursuit of perfection, each American Eagle silver bullion coin is a prized possession for silver aficionados.

Although it carries a nominal face value of one dollar, the true worth of these silver coins far outstrips this amount, making them a more desirable option than average silver bullion coins.

Coin Highlights:

  • Content: The 1996 American Silver Eagle, struck from .999 fine silver, attains a precious metal purity level of 99.9%, enchanting both numismatists and investors in precious metals. This coin is also suitable for Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), providing a valuable choice for boosting retirement savings.

  • Weight: Following the series' guidelines, the coin's weight is 31.103 grams, or 1 troy ounce.

  • Diameter: With a diameter of 40.6 mm, the coin features a substantial area to showcase its iconic design.

  • Thickness: The coin's thickness of 2.98 mm contributes to its solid feel and enduring quality.

  • Edge: A reeded edge adds to the coin's classic aesthetic and tactile experience.

  • Iconic Design: The obverse presents Adolph A. Weinman's esteemed "Walking Liberty" design, a symbol of freedom and forward movement. The reverse, by John Mercanti, features a grand eagle under 13 stars, representing the original thirteen colonies.

  • Mintage: The 1996 American Silver Eagles are especially valued within the series for their limited availability and appeal to collectors, with a mintage of 3,603,386 coins at the Philadelphia Mint.

  • Mint Location: Precisely minted at the Philadelphia Mint, these coins typically come without a mint mark, continuing the tradition for bullion Silver Eagles until 2021.

  • Certificate of Authenticity: Silver bullion American Silver Eagles do not typically come with a COA.

The collectible uncirculated Silver Eagle series consistently attracts the attention of both collectors and investors due to its exquisite design and numismatic importance. Protected in secure packaging, the significant silver content and minting accuracy of the coin are diligently preserved. While no grading is provided, these slabbed coins are regarded as valuable collectibles and investments, irrespective of their issue year.

Our collection also includes Proof American Silver Eagles, American Gold Eagles, and American Platinum Eagles.

Design and Inspiration:

Adolph A. Weinman's obverse design for the 1996 American Silver Eagle illustrates the dynamic "Walking Liberty" half-dollar design, with Liberty gracefully draped in the flag, advancing towards an optimistic future while bearing symbols of honor and valor. This figure moves towards a sun emitting 13 rays, symbolizing the unity of the original colonies.

John Mercanti's reverse design features a noble heraldic eagle, shielded by a liberty shield and clutching an olive branch and arrows, symbols of peace and vigilance, under 13 stars for the founding states. The eagle proudly displays the motto "E PLURIBUS UNUM," reinforcing the nation's creed of unity from diversity. The phrases “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and “1 OZ. FINE SILVER ~ ONE DOLLAR” encircle the design.

The 1996 edition of the American Silver Eagle showcases the U.S. Mint's dedication to supreme craftsmanship, capturing an essential part of American numismatic history. Its intricate design and valuable silver content render it a crucial piece for collectors and investors alike.

These US Mint 1996 American Silver Eagles are available as standard, non-graded coins, yet their market value significantly surpasses that of regular silver bullion coins.

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Product Specifications
Mint Facility: U.S. Mint
Denomination: $1.00 USD
Date: 1996
Quality / Type: Bullion, Uncirculated
Purity: 99.9% silver
Metal Weight: 1 troy ounce (31.103 grams)
Diameter: 1.598 inches (40.6 mm)
Edge: Reeded
Obverse: Walking Liberty
Reverse: Eagle with Shield
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