Customers: Please note that because these coins are older, they may have blemishes and/or imperfections and are not guaranteed to be in brilliant uncirculated condition.
American Silver Eagle coins were experiencing a significant period of growth at the end of the 20th century. After sinking throughout the 1990s, the coins increase mintage levels each year from 1997 to 2002. The 1999 American Silver Eagle jumped more than 2 million in mintage, and proved a popular year among investors and collectors. The 1999 American Silver Eagle is currently available from JM Bullion.
- Total mintage of 7,958,436 coins in 1999!
- 14th annual production of American Silver Eagle coins!
- Ships to you in a protective flip, sealed tube of 20 coins, or Monster Box of 500 coins.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Protect your investment with 40.6mm Direct Fit Air-Tite Capsules or 40.6mm Air-Tite Coin Tubes, which hold 20 coins.
- Issued a face value of $1 (USD) by the United States government.
- Philadelphia Mint’s “P” mint mark on proof coins.
- Walking Liberty from Adolph A. Weinman on the obverse.
- Heraldic eagle by John Mercanti on the reverse.
The popularity of American Silver Eagle coins has traditionally ebbed and flowed based upon the strength of the American and global economies. For example, the American Silver Eagle hit record lows in mintage during the 1990s because of the nation’s strong economy.
As the 20th century came to a close, there were fears that the strong growth of Internet-based companies was about to fall apart; fears that would be proven true later. Those economic uncertainties, coupled with rising precious metal prices, helped drive the popular of silver bullion coins higher.
In 1999, the American Silver Eagle coin saw overall production increase from 5.2 million the year before to 7.9 million. The bullion coin was responsible for much of that growth, jumping from 4.8 million to 7.4 million. The 1999 American Silver Eagle proof also posted strong growth, with mintage jumping nearly 100,000 coins from 450,000 to 549,796. That figure was very near the 550,000 cap placed on proof production by the United States Mint that year.
The 1999 American Silver Eagle marked the first time since 1992 that both the bullion and proof versions of the coin were struck at the same facility. The San Francisco Mint struck both versions from 1986 to 1992, but the proof specimen shifted to Philadelphia starting in 1993, and was followed in 1999 by the bullion version.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. JM Bullion associate are available at 800-276-6508. You can also contact us online using our live chat and email features. For other grades and editions of this particular piece, be sure to check out our Certified Silver Eagles as well as our Uncirculated Silver Eagles.