There is no other coin from the United States Mint available annually in gold than the American Gold Eagle. The nation’s official bullion coin, the American Gold Eagle is struck each year with four different weights available as a bullion, proof, or burnished specimen. Right now, the 1999 1 oz American Gold Eagle Coin is available to purchase from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic flip.
- 14th release of the American Gold Eagle!
- Limited mintage of only 1,505,026 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of actual gold content in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $50 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Obverse features Lady Liberty.
- Reverse includes the American bald eagle.
Each 1999 1 oz American Gold Eagle Coin listed in this product listing is in BU condition. Coins in this condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws ranging from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to contact marks from the coining process at the mint.
1999 was a major year for the American Gold Eagle. For the third straight year, mintage had increased. That was the first time in the coin’s history that it had experienced three consecutive years of increasing demand. Even more significantly, it marked the highest mintage level in the coin’s now 30-year history.
There was another significant occurrence in 1999. While the 1999 1 oz American Gold Eagle bullion coin set a record amidst the DotCom boom’s bubble burst and the fears over Y2K, the 1/10 oz coin sold nearly double the amount of the 1 oz coin, establishing it as the go-to option for average investors.
On the obverse of the 1999 1 oz American Gold 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 American Gold 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.
If you have any questions about this coin, please don’t hesitate to ask. JM Bullion associates are available to help at 800-276-6528, or you can connect with us on the web using our live chat and email features.