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1988 American Eagle 1/2 oz Gold Coin

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American Eagle Gold Coins are incredibly popular. Both investors and collectors add these beautiful coins to the collections and investment portfolios. The United States Mint offers these gold coins in fractional weight sizes, which makes them perfect for those on a budget. Right now, you can purchase your own 1988 American Eagle Gold Coin from Provident Metals.


  • Ships in clear plastic flips!
  • Mintage limited to only 45,000 coins!
  • Each coin contains 1/2 Troy oz of actual gold!
  • Given a face value of $25 (USD) backed by the US government.
  • 3rd release of the 1/2 oz American Eagle Gold Coins!
  • Obverse features a Lady Liberty design.
  • Reverse bears the bald eagle family design.

These coins each contain 91.67% gold by weight, meaning that each has exactly 1/2 Troy ounce of pure 22-karat gold. Silver and copper are added to the gold, giving the coins additional strength and durability.


Augustus Saint-Gaudens Lady Liberty design is featured on the obverse face of American Eagle Gold Coins. This design was originally used on Gold Double Eagle Coins, which were released in 1907. In the image, Lady Liberty is walking away from the Capitol building with the sun shining on her back. She is carrying both an olive branch and a large flaming torch.


Sculptor Miley Busiek created a bald eagle family design specifically for use on American Eagle Gold Coins in 1986. In the design, a large male bald eagle is shown as he returns to the family next with an olive branch clutched in his talons. His female mate and hatchling are waiting for him to return to the nest.


The American Eagle Coin program from the United States Mint began in 1986. Originally, there were only a few options. However today, there are different weights, finishes, and even metal types to consider.

The gold coins come in 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz weights. There are three finish options: bullion, uncirculated, and proof.

There are also now four different metal types: gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. Each metal type will have a different design on both the obverse and reverse face.


These coins ship to your door in our clear plastic flips for their protection. The flips are made to keep dirt and dust off your coins.

Contact our customer service team if you have any questions about these coins or any other products on our website. You can reach us via live chat, email, or telephone at 800-313-3315.

How Does Free Shipping Work?

When the subtotal of your purchase, including applicable discounts, is $199 or more, you receive free shipping for your entire order. In order to receive free shipping on purchases of $199 or more, you must live within the 50 US states. For orders less than $199, a $9.95 shipping fee applies. All products are discreetly packaged and shipped with full insurance included.

When will my order ship?

Most Provident orders are shipped within one (1) business day of your payment clearing. Payments made via PayPal clear instantly. Bitcoin payments clear instantly once the transaction is confirmed. Credit Card and bank wire payments process within 1 business day. ACH and paper check payments take 3-5 business days. Once payments are processed, products are released to fulfillment for packaging and shipping.

Can I choose the method of shipping?

All orders of $199 or more that are eligible for free shipping are, by default, shipped via a carrier of our choice (USPS or UPS). Depending on the contents and size of your purchase, you may be able to upgrade to a specific carrier during checkout.

Will I need to sign for my package?

For those orders of $999.99 or less, there is no need to sign for your package. However, you may select the option to require a signature at delivery if you want. This can be chosen and paid for at checkout. All orders of $1000 or more require a signature to complete delivery.

What about International Orders?

Provident is only able to ship to addresses in any of the 50 US states. This includes P.O. boxes and APO addresses.

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Product Details

Year 1988
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .9167
Producer US Mint
Thickness 2.24 mm
Diameter 27 mm
Inner Pack 20
Outer Pack 1000
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination $25
Country United States
Designer (Obverse) Augustus Saint Gaudens
Designer (Reverse) Miley Busiek
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series American Eagle
Certificate of Authenticity No
Capsule Size 27 mm
Packaging Plastic Flip
Metal Content .5 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 3868686