As is often the case for the Proof Gold American Eagle coins, the two larger fractional weights took a backseat in 1999 to demand for the 1 oz coin and the diminutive 1/10 oz coin. Though it wasn’t the most popular choice, the 1/2 oz coin did experience a jump in demand for the 1999 release. Today, 1999 1/2 oz Proof Gold American Eagles are available to you online at Silver.com with a perfect certification.
- Ships to you inside of protective plastic slabs courtesy of the NGC!
- 13th release of a 1/2 oz Proof Gold American Eagle!
- Availability limited within the original 30,427-coin mintage!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- The face value of $25 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded PF70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- UCAM specimen.
- The obverse features Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Liberty design.
- On the reverse is Miley Busiek’s American bald eagle design.
- Features “W” mint marks.
Proof Gold American Eagles experienced a jump in demand in 1999 just as the gold bullion version of the coins did. Although the increase wasn’t on par with the bullion version, the rising price of gold during the year and the economic uncertainty surrounding the impending Y2K situation made many nervous. Gold sales benefited as a result.
All of the 1999 1/2 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coins in this listing come with PF70 certifications from the NGC. The NGC issues the PF70 grade to coins which are considered perfect, having full, original mint luster and no detracting flaws. These coins are UCAM specimens, which stands for ultra-cameo. Coins with this designation showcase strong, frosted matte designs and deeply-mirrored, clear background fields.
On the obverse of the 1999 1/2 oz Proof Gold American Eagle Coin is the design of Liberty created in 1907 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Widely regarded as the greatest American coin design of all time, it was the first of many new coin designs on American coinage in the early 20th century which reflected the rising prominence of the nation.
The reverse side of 1999 Proof Gold American Eagles features a design from Miley Busiek. Exclusive to the Gold American Eagle series of coins, this American bald eagle imagery features a family of eagles at their nest with the male depicted flying overhead of the female and hatchlings.
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