The 1/10 oz Proof Gold Eagle coin is the smallest of the gold coins for sale from the United States Mint in its broader Gold American Eagle collection. The series includes bullion, proof, and burnished versions of the coin with three fractional weights available in both the investment-grade bullion coin and the collectible proof version. Today, 1988 1/10 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coins are available to you online at Silver.com in perfect condition.
- Coins ship inside of protective plastic slabs courtesy of the NGC!
- First-ever release of the 1/10 oz Proof Gold Eagle coin!
- Availability of certified coins is limited in the original mintage of 143,881 coins!
- Consists of One-Tenth Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- The face value of $5 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Includes a UCAM label.
- The definitive depiction of Liberty by Augustus Saint-Gaudens graces the obverse.
- Miley Busiek’s depiction of a family of bald eagles is found on the reverse.
- “P” mint mark struck on the obverse.
1/10 oz Proof Gold Eagle coins have long proven to be the most popular choice among collectors in the Gold Eagle Series. Its bullion counterpart is also the most popular investment-grade option in this series and set an all-time high mintage for the Gold Eagle series in 1999 with 2.75 million coins issued that year. The 1988 1/10 oz Proof Gold American Eagle set the third-highest mintage figure ever for the collectible version with this inaugural release.
All 1988 1/10 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coins in this listing are available in protective slabs to ensure the coin’s perfect PF70 condition. The NGC certified these coins as PF70 specimens with full, original mint luster and not detracting flaws. The Ultra-cameo designation is for those proof coins with deeply-mirrored background fields and design sets overtop that have strong, frosted matte elements.
The obverse of all 1988 Proof Gold American Eagle Coins features the image of Lady Liberty. This iconic design came from Augustus Saint-Gaudens in 1907 and was the first in American coining to depict Liberty in a distinctly American pose and design.
On the reverse of 1988 1/10 oz Proof Gold American Eagle coins is the image of a family of bald eagles. The mother closely guards a group of hatchlings in the nest as the father flies back toward the nest with an olive branch in its talons.
All Proof Gold Eagle fractional-weight coins were issued by the Philadelphia Mint with “P” mint marks from 1987 (1/2 oz coin introduction) to 1993. From the 1986 debut of Gold American Eagle coins to 1991, all coins in the series had date marks with Roman numerals. As such, these 1988 1/10 oz Proof Gold Eagles have the “P” mint mark and a date mark in Roman numerals.
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