The bald eagle and Statue of Liberty embody the power and freedom of the United States. Gold American Eagles, the nation’s official gold bullion coins, were first struck by the US mint in 1986. These 1988-P 1/4 oz Gold American Eagles are part of a special batch struck at the Philadelphia Mint. You can now purchase one from Silver.com with a PR70 grading from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
These 1988-P ¼ oz Gold American Eagles were given a PR70 grade from the PCGS, indicating they are a perfectly struck proof coin. The United States Mint produces these coins with a deep cameo, or DCAM, appearance by striking each coin multiple times. This process creates a design that is strong and frosted with a deeply mirrored, clear background field.
On the obverse of each Gold American Eagle is Lady Liberty, a torch in one hand and olive branch in the other. Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ created this depiction in 1907. The reverse displays a family of eagles nesting, with the male eagle returning to the nest with an olive branch in its talons.
Congress passed the Coinage Act of 1792 to pave the way for creation of the United States Mint. With 223 years of successful coin production, the US Mint is one of North America’s oldest. If you have any questions about Silver.com products, don’t hesitate to contact our associates at 888-989-7223 or online via our live chat service.