The American Gold Eagle coin collection is a beloved series among bullion collectors and investors worldwide. This series has a lifespan dating back to the 1980s, with multiple denominations released throughout the years. With its patriotic symbolism, this coin holds a true piece of American history. Right now, the 1988-P 1/2 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin can be purchased online from JM Bullion.
- Each coin arrives packaged in a protective plastic capsule!
- The capsule holding the coin is contained within a presentation box!
- Certificate of Authenticity included with each purchase!
- Limited number of these coins available for purchase!
- Contains 1/2 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- This coin holds a face value of $25 (USD) and is fully backed by the United States government.
- On the obverse of the coin is the image of Lady Liberty.
- The reverse shows a special eagle family design.
The 1988-P ½ oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin was struck in 22-karat, actual gold content. The coin itself contains a perfect metal balance of 91.67% gold, 5.33% copper, and 3% silver. This coin also includes a special proof finish, which means that the designs on each side of the coin appear frosted while the backgrounds are shown as mirrored. When you order from JM Bullion, your coin will arrive in a presentation box wrapped in a protective plastic capsule.
The Gold Eagles were first introduced in 1986 by the United States Mint. This coin was originally produced in the 1 oz denomination coin, and it wasn’t until 1987 that this coin was issued as a ½ oz denomination by the Philadelphia Mint—which is indicated by the “P” mint mark shown on the coin. This 1988 coin was struck by the Philadelphia Mint and features this special mint mark. The ½ oz denomination was issued from this U.S. Mint location until 1993, when production transitioned to the West Point Mint.
On the obverse of the 1988-P 1/2 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin is the image of Lady Liberty. She is shown walking forward toward the viewer with one arm extended and holding a torch. In the other hand, Lady Liberty carries an olive branch. Sun rays extend up behind her to further emphasize her beauty. This image was originally created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens and has been used on many bullion releases from the United States Mint.
The reverse of the 1988-P 1/2 oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin shows a special eagle family design created by artist Miley Busiek. In the image, a male eagle is seen flying toward the nest, where a female eagle waits with its eaglets. This side of the coin also features its value, weight, purity, and country of origin.
If you have any additional questions, please contact JM Bullion. We are available via email, online live chat, or by phone at 800-276-6508.