At the end of the 20th century, rising silver and gold prices pushed mintage figures for the United States Mint’s American Eagle Series to new heights not seen during the 1990s. Fears over the Y2K bug and a slowing American economy pushed gold higher, and the Proof Gold American Eagle benefited greatly. Right now, the 1999-W 1/10 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com with perfect certification.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC.
- 11th issue of Proof Gold Eagles in the 1/10 oz weight!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of One-Tenth Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of $10 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a grade of PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Ultra-Cameo designation.
- Obverse includes Liberty from Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
- Reverse bears the American bald eagle by Miley Busiek.
- “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint.
Each of the 1999-W 1/10 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coins in this listing features a perfect grade from the NGC. Coins in PF70 condition exhibit full, original mint luster and bear no detracting flaws on the surface areas of the coin.
The Ultra-cameo, or UCAM, designation for gold coins is limited to proof specimens with an exceptionally beautiful finish. The UCAM designation is reserved for those coins which exhibit strong, frosted visuals on the design set and a deeply-mirrored, clear background field to the coin.
Mintage of the Proof Gold Eagle was up significantly across the board (1 oz to 1/10 oz) in 1999. The 1/10 oz Proof Gold Eagle alone jumped nearly 10,000 coins from the previous year’s release, climbing to 48,428 in 1999 from 39,395 in 1998. The 1/10 oz Proof Gold Eagle led the way in mintage, and was available individually and as a set of 4 with the 1 oz, 1/2 oz, and 1/4 oz Proof Gold Eagles.
On the obverse of the 1999 1/10 oz Proof Gold Eagle is the image of Liberty. She is depicted with flowing hair and robe as she strides forward from the nation’s capital city, her torch held aloft in her right hand as a guiding light for the nation. The image was originally created in 1907 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
The reverse of the Proof Gold Eagle coins feature a design exclusive to the series. Created by Miley Busiek in 1986, it depicts a nest of hatchlings under the watchful eye of a female bald eagle as the male flies overhead.
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