This 1988-W 1 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coin was authenticated and certified by the PCGS as a perfect PR70. Each coin has also received a DCAM, or “Deep Cameo”, designation meaning that there is clear contrast between the deeply mirrored background field and its frosted devices (or the raised portions of the design). As 1988 was only the third year of the series, these particular coins are highly sought after by collectors.
- As of this writing, there is a total population of only 559 coins in this grade!
- Contains 1 troy ounce of gold.
- $50 USD face value.
- Designated a perfect PR70 DCAM coin by the PCGS.
In 1988, the West Point branch of the US Mint produced 87,133 total 1 oz Proof Gold Eagles. Out of this amount, only 559 have been certified as still being in perfect condition as evidenced by their PR70 DCAM grade. These coins are available to ship in their PCGS coin slab which displays their grade, denomination and a serial number which is verifiable through the PCGS.
The Proof Gold Eagle was first offered in 1986, the same year the series was introduced. It is one of three types of coins to be offered in the series, the other two being Bullion and Burnished or “Uncirculated” coins. Every year since that time, Proof Gold Eagles have been offered to collectors.
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