One of the most popular coins in the world is the American Gold Eagle. The United States Mint strikes these coins in three version each year, with annual design sets that feature iconic and patriotic images from American society. The Proof American Gold Eagle is an excellent collectors item, and the 1988-P oz Proof American Gold Eagle is now available through JM Bullion.
- Ships to you in an NGC plastic slab to protect the coins condition.
- Contains troy oz of gold content.
- Face value of $10 (USD) backed by the US government.
- Issued a PF70 grade by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Features an Ultra-cameo finish.
- Bears a P mint mark from the Philadelphia Mint.
Proof American Gold Eagles were first introduced in 1986 following passage of the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985. Congress authorized the production of American Gold Eagles in bullion and proof, with a 1 oz coin and three fractional-weight coins in bullion, and the 1 oz in proof.
The proof series was expanded in 1987 to include a oz fractional-weight coin, and in 1988, the program expanded again to include this oz coin and a 1/10 oz coin. These 1988-P oz Proof American Gold Eagle coins are from the first year of production for this fractional-weight coin in the program.
On the obverse side youll find Augustus Saint-Gaudens depiction of Lady Liberty. Saint-Gaudens was personally chosen by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905 to help revitalize American gold coin design, and this image of Liberty was the result.
The reverse side bears the depiction of a family of nesting bald eagles created in 1986 by Miley Busiek. Her vision of a male bald eagle returning to its nest, where a female guards the hatchlings, is used only on American Gold Eagle coins.
Each 1988-P oz Proof American Gold Eagle in this listing is in perfect condition. PF70 coins have their full, original luster, and no detracting flaws of any kind. Ultra-cameo defines a coin with a strong, frosted design that appears to float above a background field that is deeply-mirrored and clear.
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