1996 1 oz American Silver Eagle

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Quick Overview

The 1996 Issue ASE was the lowest ever for the series with a total release of only 3,603,386 pieces.

Each 1996 US Mint American Silver Eagle contains 1 Troy Ounce of 99.9% Pure Silver and arrives in Uncirculated Condition!

Product Description

In the brief twenty-three year period since its introduction, the American Silver Eagle has become the most widely traded silver bullion coin in the world, continuing silver’s five thousand year history of desirability and value. As a further testament to the American government’s belief in the soundness of these coins and their suitability as investments, American Silver Eagles were the only silver items of any kind allowed to fund Individual Retirement Accounts (i.e., IRAs) prior to 1997. Affordable, versatile, beautiful: the American Silver Eagle.
The American Silver Eagle is the only silver bullion coin in the world whose purity is guaranteed by the government of the United States. It stands at the summit of a two hundred year history of American silver coinage. The American Silver Eagle program was authorized by Congress in late 1985 with the first coins appearing the following summer. Since their introduction, over seventy million American Silver Eagles have been sold to collectors and investors around the world. As stipulated by law, American Silver Eagles are composed of silver mined exclusively in the United States with a purity of .999, making them the purest silver bullion coins ever minted and offered to the public by the United States. All American Silver Eagles are struck in the one troy ounce denomination with a stated face value of $1. They are substantial coins, measuring 40.6mm in diameter and 2.98mm thick, and have a heft befitting their quality.
The American Silver Eagle is considered by many to be the most beautiful coin in production today. It takes its design directly from one of the most popular and iconic coins in U.S. history, Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty half-dollar of 1916-1947. The reverse of the coin features a new design created expressly for the American Silver Eagle by John Mercanti, the chief engraver at the U.S. Mint. It depicts a proud heraldic eagle placed directly beneath thirteen stars representing the original thirteen colonies. By combining the classic with the modern, the American Silver Eagle coins are able to capture the unique spirit of our country: proud of our history while moving toward our future with purpose.

Additional Information

Denomination $1.00
Condition Uncirculated
IRA Approved Yes
Grade Designation Mint State
Composition .999 Fine Silver
Actual Metal Weight Ozt 1
Mint/Brand Philadelphia
Availability In Stock
SKU BBUS-00112
  1. Lower Quality
    Steveon 8/19/14
    The coin I received had a bit of toning and 3 small brown spots on it. Uncirculated probably, but not brilliant. Of the 15 different years of silver eagles that I have collected so far this is the worst one.
  2. nice addition to my collection
    Marcoson 5/11/14
    As always shipment is fast, this coins arrive mint condition and the price of this coins is the cheaper you can find in any other place,, thank you provident.
  3. spots
    susanon 10/9/13
    My coin had brown colored spots on it.
  4. NOT BU
    Steven on 4/15/13
    I ordered 3 of these and only 1 was BU without spots. The other 2 had dark brown spots all over them...almost like someone spilled coffee on them. Save your money.
  5. Lowest mintage of all Silver Eagles
    Joeon 5/25/12
    Bought just 5 of these. All were in incredible condition. I want to collect at least 50.
    Key Date will be big when the US Mint stops minting silver. That will happen, in my opinion, in the next 10 years. Though these are pricey, they are a bargain compared to any where else. Thanks Provident. These have become really hard to find.
  6. SUPER COIN!!!
    Lonnieon 3/16/12
    Wonderful condition on this coin. Happy to have found them as they are becoming harder and harder to find the "Key Date" coin. Super pleased with the coins from Provident and plan on ordering more while they are still in stock.

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