No single mintage year of the Gold American Eagle coin has ever surpassed that of 1999. Amidst a slowing American economy and concerns over both Y2K and the Dotcom bubble, demand for the Gold American Eagle coins hit all-time highs that have yet to be matched in more than 30 years of availability. Today, the 1999 1 oz Gold American Eagle Coin is available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective flip.
- Fourteenth release of the Gold American Eagle!
- Mintage limited to 1,505,026 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of actual gold content in BU condition.
- Face value of $50 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Obverse features Lady Liberty.
- Reverse includes the American bald eagle.
With the global economy in turmoil at the turn of the 20th century, the Gold American Eagle coin series surged to all-time highs across all four weights. While the 1999 1 oz Gold American Eagle coin set a new individual best with 1.505 million coins struck and sold, a record never matched since, that wasn’t the only record on the year.
The ½ oz coin and ¼ oz coin both set records for mintage as well. Most impressive though was the surge in demand for the 1/10 oz coin, which smashed sales records for any of the coins by reaching 2,750,338 coins sold. This wasn’t the first time the 1/10 oz outsold the 1 oz, but it was the greatest margin.
All 1999 1 oz Gold American Eagle Coins in this listing are in BU condition. Coins in BU condition have no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice a range of minor flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks from the production process at the mint.
On the obverse of the 1999 1 oz Gold American Eagle coin you’ll find Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ depiction of Lady Liberty. Saint-Gaudens created his original Liberty design in 1907 for use on an ultra-high-relief coin, but the US Mint lacked that capability in the early 20th century. It would nonetheless go down as the nation’s greatest design of all time, anchoring the $20 Gold Double Eagle through 1933.
The reverse of the Gold American Eagle coin features a design created specifically for it and used exclusively on the Gold Eagle collection. Miley Busiek created a design that features an American bald eagle family in its nest, with a male flying overhead and a female guarding a group of hatchlings.
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