After years of low mintage figures and tepid growth, the Silver American Eagle broke out in 1999 with the approach of the 21st century on the horizon. Much of the growth in the late 1990s was due to concerns over Y2K’s impact on the global economy. Right now, the 1999 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com in near-perfect condition.
- Ships to you inside of the PCGS’ protective plastic slab!
- Fourteenth year of release for the Silver American Eagle!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a Grade of Mint State 69 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- On the obverse is Walking Liberty.
- The reverse features the heraldic eagle of the United States.
Each 1999 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coin in this listing comes to you in near-perfect condition. The PCGS assigns Mint State 69 grades to coins with full, original mint luster and a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. Examples of acceptable flaws at this level include minuscule contact marks and hairlines only.
The total mintage of 1999 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coins was 7,408,640. This was the highest mintage figure of the 1990s and the highest mintage since 1987 when 11.44 million coins were issued. More importantly, the increase of 2.56 million coins was the largest increase year-over-year since the 1987 release as well.
On the obverse of 1999 1 oz Silver American Eagles is the design of Walking Liberty. This was created in 1916 by Adolph A. Weinman and used on the circulating half-dollar coin in the United States until 1947.
The reverse side of 1999 Silver American Eagle coins features the heraldic eagle of the United States. This design is a modern version of the longest-running coin design in American history. The image includes an American bald eagle supporting the US national shield. The bird clutches arrows of war and the olive branch of peace and has 13 stars arranged above its head.
1999 marked the first year in which the Silver American Eagle bullion coins were produced at a mint other than the San Francisco Mint. Both the 1999 and 2000 coins were issued by the Philadelphia Mint, though no bullion specimens ever feature a mintmark. The production sites are, however, public knowledge.
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