Following the excitement created by the release of a special set in the previous year, the United States Mint returned to the standard offerings for the 1996 Proof Gold Eagle. Without any additional incentive to purchase the coins, sales levels experienced a decline.
The Proof Gold Eagle carried the same design that had been in use since the start of the series. The obverse featured the classic design from the Saint Gaudens Double Eagle, which depicted a full figure of Liberty in flowing gown. She holds a lit torch and olive branch, with the rays of the rising sun and the Capitol building in the background. Stars were added to the periphery to reflect the current number of states. The reverse featured a depiction of a family of eagles created by Miley Busiek, flanked by the required inscriptions.
Coins were struck in four different bullion weights, including one ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce, and one-tenth ounce. The United States Mint offered the coins to collectors individually or within a complete four coin set. There were limits established for each of the individual options.
Pricing for the 1996 Proof Gold Eagles saw a slight increase from the levels of the previous year as the price of gold briefly moved above $400 per ounce. As mentioned, sales were somewhat lackluster when compared to the previous year. The US Mint would seek to make adjustments to the program to inspire greater collector interest.
1996 Proof Gold Eagle Prices, Limits, and Sales
|Product||Initial Price||Product Limit||Mintage Limit||Final Sales|
|4 Coin Set||$1,025.00||N/A||N/A||26,329|
1996 Proof Gold Eagles For Sale
1996-W NGC PF70 UCAM $50 PROOF GOLD EAGLE 1 Ounce PR Ultra Cameo West Point
Time Remaining: 20d 7h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $2,276.36
1996-W NGC PF70 UCAM $5 PROOF GOLD EAGLE 1/10 Ounce PR Ultra Cameo West Point
Time Remaining: 28d 11h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $339.00
1996-W PCGS PR70 Proof Gold Eagle $10 - Great PF70 Coin!
Time Remaining: 23d 11h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $683.11
1996-W $5 GOLD EAGLE 1/10 Oz. PCGS PF70 PROOF COIN PR70 PERFECT
Time Remaining: 22d 5h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $598.00
1996 W GOLD EAGLE COIN SET $50 $25 $10 $5 PCGS PR70 Saint Gaudens Signature
Time Remaining: 3d 13h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $4,995.00
1996-W NGC PF70 UCAM $10 PROOF GOLD EAGLE 1/4 Ounce PR Ultra Cameo West Point
Time Remaining: 6d 11h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $599.00
1996-W $25 GOLD EAGLE 1/2 Oz. NGC PF70 PROOF COIN PR70 PF-70 !!
Time Remaining: 4d 3h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $1,395.00
1996W American Eagle $5 1/10 oz Gold PCGS PR69 DCAM
$142.50 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 15h 49m
1996-W $5 GOLD EAGLE 1/10 Oz. G$5 NGC PF70 PF-70 PROOF PR70 ULTRA CAMEO
Time Remaining: 26d 2h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $550.00