Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Eagles - $50 (1986-Date)
Mint: West Point
Mintage: 36,153
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Miley Busiek
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9167
Weight: 33.9300g
AGW: 1
Melt Value: $1292.30 (9/21/2017)
Diameter: 32.7mm
Edge: Reeded
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1996 W EAGLE G$50 PF obverse 1996 W EAGLE G$50 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

First struck in 1986, Gold Eagles are one of the world's most popular ways to buy gold. The coins are available in 1/10oz, 1/4oz, 1/2oz, and 1oz sizes, with face values of $5, $10, $25, and $50, respectively.

In 1996, the mintage of $50 proof gold eagle once again dropped, this time to 36,153 pieces. Quality was similar to the prior years with about a third earning the grade PF70UC. (6/2016)

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Last Updated: 4/18/2017

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1996 W EAGLE G$50 PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1525 1700 2350

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1860
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 69
High Grade: 70


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8/31/2005 PCGS PF 70   Ultra Cameo Teletrade Auction 2086, 2086/Lot# 2320 $6,944.00
12/26/2006 NGC PF 69   Ultra Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 119, 124/Lot# 2072 $747.50
11/17/2011 NGC PF 70   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions Thursday Modern Coin Auctions Session(1), 241147/Lot# 18426 $2,185.00
11/27/2011 NGC PF 70   Ultra Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/27/2011, 146/Lot# 25601 $1,980.00
1/29/2012 NGC PF 70   Ultra Cameo Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 2196 $2,185.00
9/6/2012 NGC PF 70   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions Thursday Modern Coin Auctions Session(1), 241237/Lot# 17150 $2,381.73
11/25/2012 PCGS PF 69   Ultra Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/25/2012, 50/Lot# 86468 $1,925.00
3/3/2013 PCGS PF 70   Ultra Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/03/2013, 64/Lot# 103621 $2,866.60


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1996 W EAGLE G$50 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1073118613091440158017311813189219451980203120642070207020772083208321342178218422022457
1110122713521486163017581839190919561997204220662070207220792083210021482180219022870
0000001839190919561997204220662070207220792083210021482180219000
0000001865192719682014205320682070207420812083211721632182219600
1996 W EAGLE G$50 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base93896910011034106711031138117412121249128913281442156316901825196920292087214322682671
94898010121045107911151150118712241262130213661482160517351873198920482106218524020
0000001150118712241262130213661482160517351873198920482106218500
0000001162119912371276131514041523164817801921200920682124222600
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