Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Eagles - $5 (1986-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 159,500
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Miley Busiek
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9167
Weight: 3.3900g
AGW: 0.1000oz
Melt Value: $202.06 (8/10/2020)
Diameter: 16.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1988 EAGLE G$5 MS obverse 1988 EAGLE G$5 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.

In 1988, the mintage of $5 gold eagles once again dropped precipitously. This time by over 420,000 coins! That's less than 20% of the mintage of the 1986. Additionally, quality was poor, and less than 2% of coins submitted to NGC have received the grade of MS70, making it one of the keys in the series. (6/2016)

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/28/2020

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1988 EAGLE G$5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 245 245 245 245 245 245 265 7000

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3782
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 68
High Grade: 70

The chart showing 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series, 69 series, 70 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/4/2020 1988 EAGLE G$5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------113221926803557913782
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Total------------113221926803557913782
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1988 EAGLE G$5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1942272622983423894184454614744895025055105155175245275395636843467
20523927431335839942745046547949350350751251651952553154760316120
00000042745046547949350350751251651952553154760300
00000043645647048449850450851351652252653555564400
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Grade: MS 70
Points: 3467
Owner: A Client of Barry Stuppler & Co.
 
Grade: MS 70
Points: 3467
Owner: AFZ
 
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