In 1988, the Proof American Silver Eagle experienced cooling demand after frenzied buying during its first two years of availability. It is common for collectible, numismatic coins to experience the highest levels of demand through the first two releases. Such is the case when you look at the history of the Proof American Silver Eagle. Today, 1988-S 1 oz Proof American Silver Eagle coins in perfect condition are available online at JM Bullion.
- Comes with an NGC plastic slab!
- 3rd year of issue for Proof American Silver Eagles!
- Total mintage of 557,370 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- The face value of $1 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- UCAM specimens.
- On the obverse is Walking Liberty.
- The reverse features the heraldic eagle.
- Bears an S mint mark from the San Francisco Mint.
The most commonly sought dates in any numismatic series are the earliest dates. In most cases, collectors hunt down the first date in a collection over any other. To this day, the 1986 debut of the Proof Silver Eagle remains the highest-minted coin in the program’s history. It should come as no surprise, then, that the 1988 release had fallen in demand by nearly 1 million coins compared to 1986.
All these 1988-S 1 oz Proof American Silver Eagle Coins come in perfect condition. PF70 coins have full, original mint luster and bear no detracting flaws. UCAM stands for ultra-cameo proof and refers to a coin with strong, frosted designs overlaying deeply-mirrored, clear fields.
On the obverse of 1988-S Proof American Silver Eagles is the Walking Liberty design. Created in 1916 by Adolph A. Weinman, this stunning visual of Liberty in left-profile relief captures her figure walking toward the sun on the horizon with the American flag draped around her figure.
The reverse side of the 1988-S 1 oz Proof Silver Eagle Coin comes with an image of the heraldic eagle. Modernized for this collection in 1986 by John Mercanti, this design shows the bald eagle in front-facing relief with the US national shield, the arrows of war, and the olive branch of peace.
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