1996 American Silver Eagles are known to be the lowest mintage Silver Eagle in the entire series. Only 3.6 million have ever been minted, which is tiny considering many American Silver Eagles have mintages over 30 million! Each one of these pieces have been certified by NGC in near perfect grade MS69. Only 344 coins have ever been graded in a higher grade by NGC. This is a true modern rarity. Considering NGC values these at $5,650 in just one grade higher, these are a great buy!