1996-P American Silver Eagle Proof NGC PF70 UC

1996-P Proof American Silver Eagle NGC PF70 UC
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Why purchase this 1996-P American Proof Silver Eagle?

Patriotic Americans are sure to love this 1996-Proof Silver Eagle. The coin is part of a rich tradition that combines stunning designs with the security that comes with the backing of the US government. The coin is part of a mintage of 500,000 pieces.

  • This coin was struck on a 1 oz planchet of .999 fine silver.
  • The coin is part of a series that dates back to 1986.
  • This coin has a face value of $1 and is backed by the US government for weight and purity.
  • The coin was part of the tenth anniversary issue in the series.
  • This Proof coin bears the "P" mint mark of the Philadelphia Mint.
  • This piece features the work of two legends of American numismatics.

Featuring the Iconic Walking Liberty Design of Adolph Weinman

Obverse: Adolph Weinman created the obverse design, which is known as Walking Liberty, for the half dollar. Liberty strides to the left wearing a Phrygian cap, which identifies her as a freed slave. In her left arm she bears laurel branches, symbols of civilian honors, and oak branches, symbols of military honors. The sun rises in the background. Obverse inscriptions read, "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST," and "1996." Adolph Weinman is among the most famous numismatic designers in American history. Besides the half dollar, his work includes the famous Mercury dime and several medals for members of the military.

Reverse: The reverse design was modeled off of the Great Seal of the United States. An eagle holds arrows and an olive branch, symbols of military readiness and peace, under thirteen stars, which represent the original states. The design is encircled by three rim inscriptions. They read, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "1 OZ FINE SILVER," and "ONE DOLLAR." John Mercanti served as the eleventh Chief Engraver of the US Mint. He has created more designs for coins and medals than any other US Mint employee in history.

Perfect PF70 UC

The experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) certified that this coin appears flawless as seen under 5x magnification by awarding it their highest grade, Proof 70. The grading company also certified the coin Ultra Cameo, which means that it has particularly sharp contrasts between heavily frosted devices and deeply mirrored fields.

Don't miss your chance to own this American 1996-P Silver Eagle Proof.



This 1996-P Proof American Silver Eagle NGC PF70 UC is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.

Year of Issue:1996
Mint:U.S. Mint
Mint Mark:P
Branch:Philadelphia
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:PF70
Designation:UC
Finish:Proof
Composition:Silver
Purity:0.9993
Weight in Grams:31.1032 g
Weight in Ounces:1 oz
Diameter:40.6 mm
Thickness:2.98 mm
Edge Type:Reeded
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:1
Mintage:500,000
Obverse Design:Walking Liberty
Reverse Design:Heraldic eagle with shield and thirteen five-pointed stars
Reverse Designer/Engraver:Adolph A. Weinman
Obverse Designer/Engraver:John M. Mercanti
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Spectacular coin, nothing like a 70 proof DCAM.
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