Information and History of 1996 $5 Gold Coins
Value of 1996 Five Dollar Gold Coin
The 1996 $5 gold coin is in most cases just valued for its bullion. All that means is that the value of the coin will change based on the current trading value of gold. This coin weighs a tenth of an ounce. So you can divide the current price of gold by ten to get the precious metal value of this coin. Collectors refer to these as AGE or American Gold Eagles. The United States Mint sells these coins every year. The only change is just the year; the style of the coin stays the same. It doesn’t matter if the coin was minted in 1996, 2008, or any other year – you will always see the same features.
The 1996 tenth ounce coin has this written on it: 1996 – Liberty – United States of America – E Pluribus Unum – In God We Trust – 1/10 OZ. Fine Gold ~ 5 Dollars – MB JW. The back or reverse of the coin pictures a family of eagles. The front or obverse of the coin has Lady Liberty holding a branch and torch.
1996-W $5 Gold American Eagle Proof: If you look above you can see where there were 57,047 $5 proof gold coins struck by the U.S. Mint in 1996. A proof coin will have a small W under the year. Otherwise the two types of coins look the same.
Right now we are paying at least the full melt value for 1996 $5 AGE coins. Contact us to get an exact offer on your coin or entire collection.