1996 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU

1996 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU
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Product Details

This adaptation of Adolph A. Weinman’s design of the half dollar (1916-1947) has been extremely popular as a silver bullion coin since its inaugural issue in 1986. Many people collect them by date and this is the "Key" date for the series.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Multiples of 20 are packaged in mint tubes. Multiples of 500 are packaged in “Monster Boxes.” All other coins will be in protective plastic flips.
  • Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs.
  • Obverse: Adolph A. Weinman’s design showing Lady Liberty draped in an American Flag, walking gracefully as the sun rises over a ridge.
  • Reverse: A heraldic eagle is shown below 13 small stars, representing the original colonies.
  • Guaranteed by the U.S. Mint.

Protect and display your Silver Eagle in style by adding an attractive display or gift box to your order.

1996 Silver Eagles have the lowest mintage (3,603,386) of all bullion quality coins in the entire Silver American Eagle series. Add this Key Date Silver American Eagle to your cart today!


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Specifications

Product ID: 1066
Year: 1996
Grade: Brilliant Uncirculated
Grade Service: None
Denomination: $1
Mint Mark: Not Shown - San Francisco
Metal Content: 1 troy oz
Purity: .999
Manufacturer: US Mint
Thickness: 2.98 mm
Diameter: 40.6 mm
Inner Pack: 20
Outer Pack: 500

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1996 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU
 
3.4

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (0)

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    (1)

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    (2)

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    (2)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Collectible (lower mintage) (8)
  • Recognized brand (5)
  • Attractive (4)
  • Mint condition (4)
  • Easy to sell (3)

Cons

  • Poor condition (4)

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Holding history in your hand

The most rare BU American Eagle, a true prize for a coin collector such as myself. I bought this coin to add to my Dansco coin holder and finally complete the entire 1986-2013...Read complete review

The most rare BU American Eagle, a true prize for a coin collector such as myself. I bought this coin to add to my Dansco coin holder and finally complete the entire 1986-2013 American Eagle collection! When this coin came in I could tell it was well taken care of and was completely spotless. Home run APMEX!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed

I have to echo another poor condition review. My coin looks bad. I expect handling marks but this is crazy. I expected more APMEX. 3 out of the 4 items of my order...Read complete review

I have to echo another poor condition review. My coin looks bad. I expect handling marks but this is crazy. I expected more APMEX. 3 out of the 4 items of my order were as described but this coin was just sub-par. I would have expected this coin if I bought a "Cull, Damaged, Etc"...but I did not.

Maybe I have to high of standards.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Key date in the raw!

By Maxgus62

from Marlow, OK

Pros

  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about 1996 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU:

      I wanted to start a collection of Silver Eagles, although I have a few graded coins, I wanted to start looking for coins in the raw to complete my collection without spending a small fortune. APMEX makes this possible with a wide selection of Silver Eagles graded or not at very reasonable prices. This coin met my expectations, as well as all the other coins that have purchased.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Poor Condition, Large Fingerprint

      By Corey

      from Ohio

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

      • Poor Condition

      Best Uses

        Comments about 1996 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU:

        The product came with a large obvious fingerprint on the obverse which I believe certainly does not qualify it as a BU coin. If I am mistaken please correct me. Regardless, I expected better and am incredibly disappointed.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Disappointed

        By Kyle

        from Richmond VA

        Pros

        • Recognized Brand

        Cons

        • Poor Condition

        Best Uses

          Comments about 1996 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU:

          I have to echo another poor condition review. My coin looks bad. I expect handling marks but this is crazy. I expected more APMEX. 3 out of the 4 items of my order were as described but this coin was just sub-par. I would have expected this coin if I bought a "Cull, Damaged, Etc"...but I did not.

          Maybe I have to high of standards.

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Not for single coin buyer...

          By Honey Badger

          from Wisconsin

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Collectible (lower mintage)
          • Easy to Sell
          • Recognized Brand
          • Value (low premium over spot)

          Cons

          • Poor Condition

          Best Uses

            Comments about 1996 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU:

            If you are looking to buy "brilliant uncirculated" you should buy 10 or more so you receive brilliant uncirculated. I bought one of each year and it looked like I received someone else's unkempt set. Too bad because everything else I have purchased has been phenomenal. I hate to have to leave a poor review, but the proverbial "ball" was dropped on this order of 28 coins. I have purchased 10 eagles and 10 leafs in the past and coins were pristine. This time my expectations were way too high, I wish I felt as good as when the bulk orders arrived.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Delivery was excellent, but product was not in good condition. I feel forced to keep 28 sub " brilliant uncirculated " coins... Even after returning half of them for replacement.

             
            5.0

            Another outstanding transaction

            By Ontos48

            from Louisville Ky

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Collectible (lower mintage)
            • Easy to Sell
            • Incredible Packaging
            • Mint Condition
            • Quick Delivery
            • Recognized Brand
            • Value (low premium over spot)

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about 1996 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU:

                As always a flawless transaction.!!!

                 
                5.0

                96 silver eagle

                By mo

                from harvard il

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Collectible (lower mintage)
                • Easy to Sell
                • Mint Condition
                • Recognized Brand
                • Value (low premium over spot)

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about 1996 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU:

                    cream of the crop easy to buy at apmex

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Very Pleased

                    By Joe

                    from Mass

                    Pros

                    • Collectible (lower mintage)

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about 1996 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU:

                        Received an exchange for the original 1996 ASE I purchased. The exchange was in good condition. Some minor scratches but overall I am pleased. Customer service was excellent. Very fast response to my concerns.

                        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        Not Happy

                        By Joe

                        from Mass

                        Pros

                        • Collectible (lower mintage)

                        Cons

                        • Poor Condition

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about 1996 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU:

                          First coin I have purchased from APMEX, I am not happy with the condition it is in. Both obverse and reverse have scratches and the luster is worn off in places on both sides. I just started buying ASE and have several others and they all are in great condition.

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Holding history in your hand

                          By James

                          from California

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Collectible (lower mintage)
                          • Mint Condition
                          • Recognized Brand

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about 1996 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU:

                              The most rare BU American Eagle, a true prize for a coin collector such as myself. I bought this coin to add to my Dansco coin holder and finally complete the entire 1986-2013 American Eagle collection! When this coin came in I could tell it was well taken care of and was completely spotless. Home run APMEX!

                              Service and delivery comments:

                              Delivery was extremely fast, having the order placed only 4 days before receiving it in my mailbox. The packaging is always very discrete and the coin was protected by a thick piece of foam on either side of the box. I will only be buying coins from APMEX from now on. Thank you for everything.

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great coin from a great year

                              By Monkey

                              from Alaska

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Collectible (lower mintage)

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about 1996 1 oz Silver American Eagle BU:

                                  This is the key date

                                  Service and delivery comments:

                                  Very fast service as always

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