The 1988 silver eagles have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

1988 Silver Eagle


Type: American Silver Eagle
Year: 1988
Face Value: $1.00
Composition: 99.9% silver
Total Weight: 1 troy oz.
Current Silver Bullion Value: $27.71

The US minted the 1988 silver eagle with no mint mark as an uncirculated coin and also the 1988 S proof silver eagle. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Proof coins are essentially coins that have more detail. They are minted on special planchets and it takes longer to produce them. Each proof coin originally comes in a US Mint issued velvet box and a certificate of authorization (COA).

Series Location Quantity Minted
1988 Philadelphia 5,004,646
1988 S Proof San Francisco 557,370


This coin, regardless of condition, is worth at least its weight in silver. The current spot price of silver is $27.71 per ounce. Therefore $27.71 is the current melt value of this coin.

The 1988 silver eagle with no mint mark is worth around $50 in uncirculated condition.

The 1988 S proof silver eagle is worth around $100 in proof condition.

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See also:

1989 Silver Eagle
1987 Silver Eagle
1986 Silver Eagle