Certified Proof Silver Eagle 1988-S PR70DCAM PCGS

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    The Certified Proof Silver Eagle 1988-S PR70DCAM PCGS is a numismatic treasure and a testament to the exceptional quality and craftsmanship of the United States Mint. As a certified proof coin with a perfect PR70DCAM grade by PCGS, it represents the pinnacle of condition and visual appeal in the world of numismatics.

    The history of the American Silver Eagle series can be traced back to the passage of the Liberty Coin Act of 1985, which authorized the production of a silver bullion coin to be backed by the U.S. government. The American Silver Eagle was first minted in 1986, and since then, it has become one of the most popular and highly regarded silver coins in the world, sought after by both collectors and investors.

    The obverse design of the American Silver Eagle features the iconic "Walking Liberty" image, originally created by Adolph A. Weinman for the Walking Liberty Half Dollar in 1916. This timeless depiction of Liberty shows her striding confidently, draped in the American flag, with the sun rising in the background. It symbolizes freedom, hope, and the enduring spirit of the United States. On the reverse side of the coin, John Mercanti's design showcases a heraldic eagle with a shield, holding an olive branch and arrows in its talons. Above the eagle, there are thirteen stars, representing the original Thirteen Colonies. The design reflects the nation's strength, unity, and commitment to peace.

    The Certified Proof Silver Eagle 1988-S PR70DCAM PCGS has a size of 40.6 millimeters in diameter, making it a substantial and impressive coin. Its larger size allows for the intricate details of the design to be fully appreciated, and it provides a generous canvas for the mirrored proof finish. As for its weight, this American Silver Eagle contains one troy ounce of .999 fine silver, making it an ideal choice for precious metals investors. The high purity of the coin ensures that its intrinsic value is closely tied to the prevailing price of silver in the global market.

    The "PR70DCAM" grade by PCGS is the highest attainable grade for a proof coin. The "PR" stands for "proof," indicating that the coin is a specially struck presentation piece with mirror-like fields and frosted devices. The "70" signifies perfection, with no visible flaws or imperfections, even under magnification. "DCAM" stands for "Deep Cameo," indicating that the contrast between the mirrored fields and frosted devices is particularly striking, enhancing the coin's visual appeal.

    The Certified Proof Silver Eagle 1988-S PR70DCAM PCGS represents the epitome of quality and condition in the world of numismatics. Its rich history, iconic design, substantial size, high silver purity, and flawless condition make it a prized addition to any coin collection or precious metals portfolio.

  • Details:
    • Denomination: $1
    • Year: 1988
    • Diameter: 41 mm
    • Mint Mark: S
    • Thickness: 2.98 mm
    • Grade: Certified

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