Information and History of 1988 $50 Gold Coins
Value of 1988 Fifty Dollar Gold Coin
The 1988 $50 gold coin is in most cases just a bullion product. All that means is that the value of the coin will be different depending on the current trading value of gold. This is a one ounce coin. So it is worth what one ounce of gold is worth. Collectors refer to these as AGE or American Gold Eagles. The United States Mint sells these coins every year. The only difference is the year on the coin; the style of the coin looks exactly the same year to year. It doesn’t matter if the coin was made in 1988, 2009, or any other year – you will always see the same features.
The 1988 one ounce coin has this written on it: MCMLXXXVIII – Liberty – United States of America – E Pluribus Unum – In God We Trust – 1 OZ. Fine Gold ~ 50 Dollars – MB JW. The front or obverse of the coin pictures a woman (Lady Liberty) holding a branch and torch. The back or reverse of the coin has a flying eagle.
1988-W $50 Gold American Eagle Proof: At the top right of this webpage you can see where there were 87,133 $50 proof gold coins issued by the U.S. Mint in 1988. Look for a small W under the year to tell if you have a proof. Regular coins will not have the W. Otherwise the two types of coins look the same.
Right now we are paying at least the full melt value for 1988 $50 AGE coins. Contact us to get an exact offer on your coin or entire collection.