Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Eagles - $25 (1986-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 45,000
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Miley Busiek
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9167
Weight: 16.9700g
AGW: 0.5000oz
Melt Value: $749.64 (9/19/2019)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1988 EAGLE G$25 MS obverse 1988 EAGLE G$25 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

First struck in 1986, the Gold Eagle coin program is one of the world's most popular gold coin programs. The coins are available in 1/10oz, 1/4oz, 1/2oz, and 1oz sizes, with face values of $5, $10, $25, and $50, respectively.

After such a huge drop in mintage from 1986 to 1987, thse slide continued into 1988. In fact, the mintage decreased by nearly 66% to 45,000. Quality improved slightly, but was still low at just over 2% receiving the grade of 70 from NGC. (6/2016)


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/14/2019

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1988 EAGLE G$25 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 785 785 795 810 815 850 1200 2400 4900

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5178
Low Grade: 64
Average Grade: 68
High Grade: 70

The chart showing 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series, 69 series, 70 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/17/2019 1988 EAGLE G$25 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------3443912837744511365178
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Total---------------3443912837744511365178
 ---------------0 %1 %1 %2 %7 %86 %3 % 

Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
Auction House
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Price
9/23/2007 NGC MS 68   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1900 $402.50
2/15/2010 NGC MS 68   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 3049 $764.75
10/27/2010 PCGS MS 68   Heritage Auctions 2010 October Stamford Coinfest Signature US Coin Auction #1145, 1145/Lot# 11986 $977.50
5/6/2012 PCGS MS 69   Teletrade Auction 3271, 3271/Lot# 2547 $1,100.00
2/24/2013 PCGS MS 69   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/24/2013, 63/Lot# 101874 $1,431.10
11/3/2013 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131346/Lot# 24574 $1,175.00
11/6/2014 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(6), 1211/Lot# 9256 $1,175.00
11/23/2014 NGC MS 69   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 831, 840/Lot# 332 $1,750.00
1/4/2017 NGC MS 69   Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(8), 1251/Lot# 11601 $1,527.50
4/26/2017 NGC MS 69   Heritage Auctions 2017 April 26 - 30 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 1254/Lot# 4952 $1,292.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1988 G$25 MS EAGLE
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1505154715891639168717351781183418861941199320482068208721062143219722152250226824643447
1519156116061655170317501799185119041958201120552074209321182161220322272256233327920
0000001799185119041958201120552074209321182161220322272256233300
0000001816186919231976203020612081210021312179220922382262239900
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