Please be aware that because these coins are several years old, they may have blemishes and/or imperfections and we cannot not guarantee their exact condition.
The 1988 1 oz Silver American Eagle is the third coin in the silver bullion series which was introduced in 1986. Like all other coins in the series, each 1988 Silver American Eagle weighs one troy ounce, contains .999 fine silver and has a legal tender value of $1 USD. The particular coins being offered in this collection are in unciruclated condition. There were 5,562,016, 1988 1 oz. Silver American Eagle coins produced originally.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Minted by the United States Mint
- Carries a $1 face value backed by the US government.
- Individual coins ship in plastic sleeves, multiples of 20 ship in mint-sealed tubes and multiples of 500 ship in monster boxes.
Since 1782, the bald eagle has served as the national emblem of the United States of America. Admired for its longevity, strength, and majesty, this bird of prey quickly became a popular symbol for the fledgling nation. More than 100 years later, the eagle was joined in American lore by the Statue of Liberty. Lady Liberty held a light aloft above her head, acting as a beacon for the oppressed peoples of the world as they sought a new beginning in a new world. Today, these images are forever remembered on the Silver American Eagle coin series.
The very first Silver American Eagles were minted just two years prior to 1988. The US Mint produced the first Silver American Eagle coins in 1986 at the San Francisco Mint. The coins were minted in an effort to offset the federal government deficit by producing commemorative silver bullion coins that could be sold to the public. The US Mint secured the silver used in these coins from the Defense National Stockpile, and began minting the coins at three of its facilities: the San Francisco Mint, Philadelphia Mint, and West Point Mint.
Two images are featured on each side of the 1988 1 oz. Silver American Eagle. On one side is Adolph A. Weinman’s “Walking Liberty.” This interpretation of Lady Liberty was first developed in 1916, and features Lady Liberty walking west toward the setting sun. Above her head is the word “Liberty,” and at her feet the phrase “In God We Trust.” On the coin’s reverse is John Mercanti’s heraldic bald eagle. Set behind a heraldic shield, the bald eagle clasps an olive branch in its right talon and arrows in its left talon. Above its head are 13 stars representing America’s 13 original colonies. Mercanti’s design was crafted in 1986, specifically for use on this coin series.
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