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1988 American Eagle 1/4 oz Gold Coin

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The American Gold Eagle coin has long been the best-selling and most popular gold bullion coin produced by the US Mint. The first release of the prestigious series was met with critical acclaim and high demand from the majority of the American population as interest in precious metals grew. Right now, you have the opportunity to add the 1988 American Eagle 1/4 oz Gold Coin to your colorful portfolio of hard assets when you purchase it online today from Provident Metals.

Coin Highlights:

  • Arrives securely to you in a plastic flip that protects the coins condition!
  • 3rd release of American Eagle Gold coins!
  • Limited mintage of only 269,255!
  • Contains 1/4 Troy oz of actual gold content.
  • Bears a face value of $10 (USD) which remains legally backed by the federal government.
  • The obverse includes the iconic Lady Liberty image by famed artisan and engraver, Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
  • The reverse includes the heraldic American bald eagle family by prestigious engraver, Miley Busiek.


The 1988 American Eagle Gold coin marks the third year of release for the collection which was first introduced to its global audience in 1986. The coins are struck in a composition of 22-Karat gold which indicates that it is made up of 91.67% gold, 5.33% copper, and 3% silver. This has contributed to its high value upon which the US Mint offered a full range of fractional gold bullion coins including 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz sizes. The mintages for each denomination continued the pattern of declines established in the prior year, as some of the pent-up demand for gold investment coins had been fulfilled.

During 1988, the price of gold sold off steadily from a high of $483 per ounce reached early in the year, to a low of $395 reached in October, before rebounding to end the year at $410.25 per ounce. The average price of gold for the year was $436.98. Prior to its release, the US Mint struck only .900 gold coins going back to at least 1837, with some denominations featuring crown gold alloys as far back as 1832.


For the obverse, you will be treated to the iconic Lady Liberty design which was sculpted by the universally popular artisan, Augustus Saint-Gaudens. It features a beautiful woman walking in a flowing gown while on the reverse, an image of nesting bald eagles is featured.


If you have any questions about the 1988 American Eagle Gold coins, please dont hesitate to contact our customer service team at 800-313-3315. You can also find us online using the live chat feature on our website or by simply sending us an email with your inquiries.

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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.

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Product Details

Year 1988
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .9167
Producer US Mint
Thickness 1.83 mm
Diameter 22 mm
Inner Pack 40
Outer Pack 2000
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination $10
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 22 mm
Packaging Plastic Flip
Metal Content .25 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Packaging Dimensions 2 x 2 x 0.5
Provident ID 3868687