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1996 American Eagle 1/2 oz Gold Coin

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American Eagle Gold Coins are some of the most popular in the world. One of the biggest benefits of this coin program is that the United States Mint offers fractional weight products for those who dont want to spend more money on the 1 oz options. Right now, you can purchase your very own 1996 American Eagle 1/2 oz Gold Coin from Provident Metals.


  • Ships in lightweight plastic flips!
  • Mintage limited to only 39,287 coins!
  • Contains 1/2 Troy oz of actual gold content!
  • Face value of $25 (USD) is backed by the United States government.
  • 18th release of the 1/2 oz American Eagle Gold Coins!
  • Lady Liberty featured on the obverse.
  • Reverse bears the bald eagle family design from Miley Busiek.

In 1986, the United States Mint launched the American Eagle Coin program with a select few coin options. The 1/2 oz gold bullion coins were part of the initial launch, but other fractional weight coins have since been added to the program.

Now, the program offers gold coins in 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz gold versions. There are bullion, proof, and uncirculated versions of each of these coins, and the United States Mint also offers American Eagles in silver, platinum, and palladium. There are different designs for each different metal type on both the obverse and reverse faces.


On the obverse, these coins feature the image of Lady Liberty as she walks away from the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. The sun is hitting her back, and she is holding a lit torch in one hand and an olive branch in the other. The design was created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in 1907 for use on the Gold Double Eagle Coins.


A bald eagle family is found on the reverse. In the design by sculptor Miley Busiek, a male bald eagle is seen returning to his nest with an olive branch clenched in his talons. Waiting for him is his mate and hatchling. The imagery was created just for these coins in 1986.


When your coins arrive at your door, they will be in clear plastic flips. These plastic flips protect your coins during both shipping and storage, keeping them in the best condition. The coins each contain 91.67% gold by weight, containing exactly 1/2 Troy ounce of pure 22-karat gold. The rest of the coins composition is copper and silver, which just makes the coins more durable.

Our customer service team is available to assist you during your shopping experience at Provident Metals. The professionals on our team can answer all of your questions. You can reach us via live chat, email or telephone at 800-313-3315.

How Does Free Shipping Work?

When the subtotal of your purchase, including applicable discounts, is $199 or more, you receive free shipping for your entire order. In order to receive free shipping on purchases of $199 or more, you must live within the 50 US states. For orders less than $199, a $9.95 shipping fee applies. All products are discreetly packaged and shipped with full insurance included.

When will my order ship?

Most Provident orders are shipped within one (1) business day of your payment clearing. Payments made via PayPal clear instantly. Bitcoin payments clear instantly once the transaction is confirmed. Credit Card and bank wire payments process within 1 business day. ACH and paper check payments take 3-5 business days. Once payments are processed, products are released to fulfillment for packaging and shipping.

Can I choose the method of shipping?

All orders of $199 or more that are eligible for free shipping are, by default, shipped via a carrier of our choice (USPS or UPS). Depending on the contents and size of your purchase, you may be able to upgrade to a specific carrier during checkout.

Will I need to sign for my package?

For those orders of $999.99 or less, there is no need to sign for your package. However, you may select the option to require a signature at delivery if you want. This can be chosen and paid for at checkout. All orders of $1000 or more require a signature to complete delivery.

What about International Orders?

Provident is only able to ship to addresses in any of the 50 US states. This includes P.O. boxes and APO addresses.

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Product Details

Year 1996
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .9167
Producer US Mint
Thickness 2.24 mm
Diameter 27 mm
Inner Pack 20
Outer Pack 1000
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination $25
Country United States
Designer (Obverse) Augustus Saint Gaudens
Designer (Reverse) Miley Busiek
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series American Eagle
Certificate of Authenticity No
Capsule Size 27 mm
Packaging Plastic Flip
Metal Content .5 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 3868760