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1988 1 oz American Gold Eagle Coin (BU)

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Experience the monumental 1988 1 oz American Gold Eagle Coin a game-changer that reshaped minting history upon its introduction in 1986. Prior to its debut, the US Mint predominantly produced .900 gold coins dating back to the 1830s. However, this revolutionary coin altered that course. Now, seize the chance to acquire the 1988 1 oz American Gold Eagle Coin, available for purchase at BGASC.

Coin Highlights:

  • Safely arrives in a protective flip.
  • Marks the 3rd release of the American Gold Eagle series!
  • Limited mintage of merely 465,500 gold coins!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of pure gold content in BU (Brilliant Uncirculated) condition.
  • Issued a face value of $50 (USD) backed by the American government.
  • The obverse displays Liberty designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
  • The reverse features the nesting bald eagle family by Miley Busiek.

Each 1988 1 oz American Gold Eagle Coin listed here maintains BU condition, exhibiting no signs of wear and tear. While minor flaws like breaks in luster, spotted surfaces, and coining process marks may be present, the coin retains its pristine quality. Each coin will arrive in a protective plastic flip.


Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ iconic Liberty graces the obverse, a design commissioned by President Theodore Roosevelt to redefine American gold coinage. Liberty strides boldly into an unknown future, capturing the essence of the era. Inscriptions read LIBERTY, and MCMLXXXVIII.


On the reverse, the 1988 American Gold Eagle coins feature the familial scene of nesting bald eagles. Miley Busiek crafted this portrayal in 1986, depicting a female eagle vigilantly watching over hatchlings in a nest, while a male eagle carries an olive branch overhead. Inscriptions include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, IN GOD WE TRUST, E PLURIBUS UNUM, 1 OZ FINE GOLD, and 50 DOLLARS.


The 1988 release of the American Gold Eagle one-ounce coin received a more subdued response from investors. Similar to many bullion and proof programs, subsequent years witnessed adjustments in production and demand after the initial fervor. Following an impressive debut in 1986, demand had decreased by 1988, partially due to the expanding variety of proof American Gold Eagles available.


For any inquiries about the 1988 1 oz American Gold Eagle coins, don’t hesitate to contact BGASC at 888-992-4272. Our dedicated customer service team is available to assist you. Alternatively, engage with us through our website’s live chat or drop us an email. Secure a piece of history today!

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Year 1988
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .9167
Producer US Mint
Thickness 2.87 mm
Diameter 32.7 mm
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
Denomination $50
Country United States
Designer (Obverse) Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Designer (Reverse) Miley Busiek
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series American Eagle
Certificate of Authenticity No
Mintage 465,500
Packaging Plastic Flip
Packaging Dimensions 1.3 x 1.3 x 0.1
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Capsule Size 32

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