The Statue of Liberty and bald eagle are the most iconic images which embody the power and freedom of the American people. Both symbols inspired the designs featured on the nation’s official gold bullion coin, the Gold Eagle. You can now purchase a 1988-P 1/10 oz Gold American Eagle from Silver.com. These coins have been given a perfect Proof 70 grade from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
Congress authorized the Gold American Eagle series in 1985 with passage of the Gold Bullion Coin Act. The first coins were struck and distributed beginning in 1986. Artist and sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens designed the image of Lady Liberty featured on the obverse in 1907, and it was originally used on the $20 Saint-Gaudens Gold Coin. Sculptor Miley Busiek created the image on the coin’s reverse side in 1986 specifically for use on the Gold American Eagle.
These 1988-P 1/10 oz. Gold American Eagles have a PR70 grade from the PCGS, meaning each coin is considered a perfectly struck proof. The DCAM designation identifies a coin with a strong, frosted design set against a background field that is deeply mirrored and clear. The “P” mint mark signifies the coins were struck at the Philadelphia Mint.
The United States Mint was founded in 1792 making it one of the oldest in North America. The Mint is responsible for producing all circulation currency for the federal government, and achieves this goal using four primary facilities in West Point, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Denver. Gold American Eagles are struck at the mint’s West Point, Philadelphia and San Francisco facilities.
If you have any questions about these Gold American Eagles, please feel free to call a Silver.com associate at 888-989-7223. You can also get in touch with one of our representatives directly online by sending us an email or by using our live web chat.