After the lingering demand for silver bullion, the number of investors interested in silver for sale cooled off in 1988. The third year of release for the Silver American Eagle was met with tepid demand as mintage figures fell by half in 1988. Today, 1988 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coins are available to you online at Silver.com with a PCGS certification.
- Available to ship to you inside of the PCGS protective plastic slab!
- Third year of availability for the 1 oz Silver American Eagle coin!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- The face value of $1 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded Mint State 69 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- The design of Walking Liberty is on the obverse.
- A depiction of the heraldic eagle of the United States is on the reverse.
The demand for Silver American Eagle bullion coins fell from 11,442,335 coins in 1987 to a total of 5,004,646 in 1988. This was the start of a longer trend in the demand for Silver American Eagle coins throughout the remainder of the 1980s and much of the 1990s. Between 1988 and 1998, only two years would feature a mintage above 5.5 million coins.
All of the 1988 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coins in this product listing is available to you in near-perfect condition. A coin with a Mint State 69 certification from the PCGS bears full, original mint luster and no more than two detracting flaws. Acceptable flaws at this level include only minuscule contact marks or hairlines.
On the obverse of 1988 Silver American Eagles is the image of Walking Liberty. This design was created in 1916 by Adolph A. Weinman and includes a left-profile portrait of Liberty. She is shown walking from right to left across the coin’s surface with his right hand outstretched toward the sun on the horizon. The American flag is draped over her shoulders and her left hand holds the oak and laurel branches of civic and military success.
The reverse of 1988 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coins features the oldest American coin designs. Originally designed in 1794 by Robert Scot, this is the most recent modification of the heraldic eagle of the United States and it was designed in 1986 by John Mercanti. It depicts the American bald eagle with the US national shield and a triangular cluster of 13 stars.
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