When the United States Mint unveiled the American Gold Eagle program, investors and collectors immediately clamored for these impressive precious metal products. Featuring classic American icons, Lady Liberty and the bald eagle, these coins are a must-have for numismatics. The 1988-W 1 oz Proof American Gold Eagle coin is currently available courtesy of JM Bullion.
- Limited availability of just ~1,200 coins in this grade.
- Actual gold content of 1 troy ounce.
- Issued a $50 (USD) face value backed by the United States government.
- Graded PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Available with a brilliant, Ultra-Cameo finish.
- Bears a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
- Ships in plastic slab courtesy of the NGC.
American Gold Eagle coins are struck annually by the United States Mint in a bullion and proof version. In 2006, the Mint added an uncirculated coin to the program that appealed specifically to collectors. Each year, the coins are struck in three weights in addition to the 1 oz: ½ oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz.
Each of the coins available to you through this listing are flawless. The full, original luster is still visible on each, and no blemishes, contact marks, or detracting flaws exist on the coin’s surface. Ultra-cameo is a designation for proof coins with a strong, frosted finish on the design and a deeply-mirrored background field.
The obverse side of each coin bears Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Lady Liberty image. First featured on the $20 Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle, this image was specifically designed for use on a proof coin. Today, Saint-Gaudens’ dream is realized on the proof American Gold Eagle.
On the obverse, sculptor Miley Busiek’s image of a family of nesting eagles is surrounded by engravings that include the weight, purity, and metal content of the coin, as well as its face value. Each coin in this listing is from the United States Mint’s New York coining press.
If you have any questions about these coins, feel free to call a JM Bullion associate at 800-276-6508. You can also connect with us online using our live chat and email services. If you are interested in similar products, check out the Proof Gold American Eagle Coins page of JM Bullion’s website.