Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Eagles - $50 (1986-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 87,133
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Miley Busiek
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9167
Weight: 33.9300g
AGW: 1
Melt Value: $1297.90 (9/24/2017)
Diameter: 32.7mm
Edge: Reeded
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1988 W EAGLE G$50 PF obverse 1988 W EAGLE G$50 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

First struck in 1986, Gold Eagles are one of the world's most popular ways to buy gold. 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 proof $50 gold eagles continued to drop precipitously. In fact, it was down another 41% to 87,133. Quality was once again good, with some 37% grading PF70UC at NGC. (6/2016)

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Last Updated: 4/18/2017

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1988 W EAGLE G$50 PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1550 1650 2200

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3761
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 69
High Grade: 70


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12/11/2005 PCGS PF 69   Ultra Cameo Teletrade Auction 2129, 2129/Lot# 2174 $644.00
1/1/2007 NGC PF 70   Ultra Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 120, 125/Lot# 7285 $1,334.00
1/29/2012 NGC PF 70   Ultra Cameo Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 2182 $2,070.00
5/31/2012 PCGS PF 70   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions Thursday Modern Coin Auctions Session(1), 241223/Lot# 18245 $1,920.50
11/25/2012 PCGS PF 70   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/25/2012, 50/Lot# 86173 $2,640.00
1/26/2014 PCGS PF 70   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/26/2014, 165/Lot# 163533 $1,760.00
6/4/2015 PCGS PF 70   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1221/Lot# 8623 $1,762.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1988 W EAGLE G$50 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1073118613091440158017311813189219451980203120642070207020772083208321342178218422022441
1110122713521486163017581839190919561997204220662070207220792083210021482180219022810
0000001839190919561997204220662070207220792083210021482180219000
0000001865192719682014205320682070207420812083211721632182219600
1988 W EAGLE G$50 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base95198310161050108411181155119212291267130613461461158217121849199320482106216122332585
96299410271061109511301167120412421280131913841501162517581897201120672124218523500
0000001167120412421280131913841501162517581897201120672124218500
0000001180121712541293133314231542166918031945203020872143220900
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