This 1988-release in the American Gold Eagle Coin collection marks the first year that the fractional-ounce denomination of 1/10 ounces was made available to the public. Just like other releases in this collection, bullion collectors and investors will likely adore this release for 1988—especially for those who have collected each yearly release from this collection. Currently, the 1988-P 1/10 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin can be purchased online from JM Bullion.
- Each coin arrives in a special presentation box.
- All orders include a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Limited mintage of 143,881.
- Contains 1/10 Troy oz of 22-karat actual gold content.
- This coin is fully backed by the United States government and holds a face value of $5 (USD).
- The obverse shows the image of Lady Liberty.
- On the reverse is a special eagle family design created by artist Miley Busiek.
The 1988-P 1/10 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin was struck by the Philadelphia Mint in 22-karat actual gold. However, the coin itself is actually made with a perfect metal balance of 91.67% gold, 5.33% copper, and 3% silver. It also includes a special proof finish, which means that the designs on the coin are frosted while the backgrounds are mirrored. When you order from JM Bullion, your coin will arrive with a Certificate of Authenticity in a special presentation box.
Gold Eagles were first introduced in 1987 by the United States Mint. Fractional-ounce coins in this series were initially produced by the Philadelphia Mint location until 1993; afterward, the production of all weight values moved to the West Point Mint branch. This series continues to hold incredibly patriotic value for the United States, which is one of the reasons it remains so popular around the world.
The obverse of the 1988-P 1/10 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin shows the image of Lady Liberty, which was originally taken from the Double Eagle design created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. This design of Lady Liberty has been the featured obverse image in this series since it was first introduced. In the image, Lady Liberty is shown striding forward with an olive branch in one hand and a torch in the other.
On the reverse of the 1988-P 1/10 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin is a design created by Miley Busiek, which shows an eagle family. A male eagle flies overhead and carries an olive branch in its talons, while the female waits with her eaglets in the nest. The coin’s weight, value, and purity are also included on this side of the coin.
If you have any additional questions, please reach out to our team at JM Bullion. We are available via email, online live chat, or by phone at 800-276-6508.