1988 American Silver Eagle Coin


1988 American Silver Eagle Coin

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Buy 1988 Silver American Eagle Coins Online

The 1988 American Eagle Silver coin is the third issue of this successful program. Beautifully designed with iconic national symbols of the United States, the Silver Eagles became one of the most beloved and popular coins in the history of coinage.

These coins have intricate and detailed engravings featured on each side of the coin, which enriches the 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver. Its visual appeal, and cultural significance, not to mention the silver bullion's intrinsic value make these coins beloved by investors and collectors alike.

1988 Silver Eagle Highlights:

  • 1 troy ounce of .999 pure silver;
  • Eligible for IRAs;
  • 3rd issue of the American Silver Eagle series;
  • Face value of $1, backed by the US Federal Government;
  • Obverse design: The Walking Liberty, by Adolph A. Weinman;
  • Reverse design: The famous Heraldic Eagle, by John M. Mercati;
  • Best prices online at SD Bullion. Guaranteed!

The 1988 Silver Eagle Design

The Silver Eagle design is one of the most beautiful and popular among coin collectors because of the symbolism behind the images. The coin showcases some of the most important national icons and embodies the American pride and values established by the Founding Fathers: The Walking Liberty and the heraldic eagle.

1988 Silver Eagle Obverse Design

The obverse design comes from Adolph A. Weinman’s creation for the American Half Dollar, imprinted in these coins from 1916 to 1947. The image is a depiction of Lady Liberty, the feminine personification of the American country. While she walks towards the sun, with the US flag over her shoulder, she carries branches of laurel oaks as a sign of prosperity and abundance and extends her right arm to welcome those looking for freedom and opportunities. 

On this face we read the inscriptions “LIBERTY” and “IN GOD WE TRUST”.

1988 Silver Eagle Reverse Design

A creation of John Mercanti, the reverse displays the Great Seal of the US: the heraldic eagle and the national shield. In the design, the eagle has its wings spread around the shield. On its beak, there is a banner with the motto “E PLURIBUS UNUM” and its talons carry branches of olive and arrows. On this side, the words engraved are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1 OZ. FINE SILVER - ONE DOLLAR”. Above the eagle, thirteen pointed stars feature a triangular form, representing the original 13 colonies founded in 1776.

The 1988 Silver Eagle Mintage

Since their release in 1986, the Silver Eagle coins remain in production and became one of the most popular coins ever made.

The 1988 mintage fell more than 50% when compared to the 1987 American Silver Eagle, as the pent-up demand for precious metals was not as high anymore. Still, the US Mint produced 5,004,646 units of the bullion version and 557,370 Proof Silver Eagles.

Over the years, the US Mint produced American Silver Eagles in large quantities: more than 500 million coins have already reached the market, in bullion, uncirculated, and proof versions.

1988 Silver Eagles for Sale

You can order 1988 American Silver Eagles for the lowest premiums over the silver spot price at SD Bullion's website or call one of our professional bullion dealers at 1-800-294-8732. Enjoy fast and discreet shipping with the best service online.

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More Information
Metal TypeSilver
IRA ApprovedYes
Mint Capsule IncludedNo
Metal Content1 Troy Oz
Diameter40.6 mm
Mint/ ManufacturerUS Mint
Country of ManufactureUnited States
Tube/Sheet Quantity20
Mint Box Quantity500
Grade ServiceN/A
Release TypeN/A
Edge DesignReeded
Certificate of AuthenticityNo
International Shipping EligibleYes

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