The 1996 silver eagles have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

1996 Silver Eagle


Type: American Silver Eagle
Year: 1996
Face Value: $1.00
Composition: 99.9% silver
Total Weight: 1 troy oz.
Current Silver Bullion Value: $29.45

The US minted the 1996 silver eagle with no mint mark as an uncirculated coin and also the 1996 P proof silver eagle. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Proof coins are essentially coins that have more detail. They are minted on special planchets and it takes longer to produce them. Each proof coin originally comes in a US Mint issued velvet box and a certificate of authorization (COA).

Series Location Quantity Minted
1996 Philadelphia 3,603,386
1996 P Proof Philadelphia 500,000


This coin, regardless of condition, is worth at least its weight in silver. The current spot price of silver is $29.45 per ounce. Therefore $29.45 is the current melt value of this coin.

The 1996 silver eagle with no mint mark is worth around $100 in uncirculated condition.

The 1996 P proof silver eagle is worth around $100 in proof condition.



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See also:

1997 Silver Eagle
1995 Silver Eagle
1994 Silver Eagle