In this post we have a 1988 US 1 Ounce Silver Eagle which was the third year that they were made. There were actually just over 5 million of them struck in 1988. It’s weight is 31.1 grams or 1 troy ounce. This 1988 US 1 Ounce Silver Eagle we have in the photos below is not the very highest grade but nonetheless is a great fine precious metal coin to have.
The American Silver Eagle bullion coin was first issued in 1986 . The obverse design was recycled from the Walking Liberty half dollar which was designed by Adolf Weinman. The back has an image of a heraldic eagle with 13 stars and was designed by John Mercanti. The production of this coin was born out of the debate in the US government to sell off the defense national stockpile of silver. After a few attempts at legislation it was signed into law (in 1985) to produce these coins from that silver and production began a year later.