About the 1988 $5 Gold American Eagle Proof
The 1988 $5 Gold American Eagle Proof is a fractional gold bullion coin with a lot of potential. First, it is a proof, which means you'll get to enjoy an alluring shine and sharp detail, as well as the pride of owning a coin significantly more rare than the standard issue coins. Second, you'll get a variant coin, as 1988 was one of only six years wherein Roman numeral dates were printed on the coin.
This coin contains 1/10 Troy oz. of .9167 pure gold. The $5 symbolic value names the coin as legal currency of the United States, and also serves as the government's guarantee as to weight and purity. Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Lady Liberty stands proudly on the obverse, while a gorgeous eagle family adorns the reverse.
What makes this coin a good buy?
Proof coins are often collector favorites due to the coin's intense shine and fine detailing. In addition, the Roman numeral date mark and early release date help to position this coin as a potential collector favorite.
Already, it has made modest gains over the spot price of gold. If you like investing on two levels: gold and numismatic values, then this is a great coin to add to your collection. Fractional coins like this one also offer an outstanding way to invest in precious metals even if you're on a limited budget. Get yours today!