1999 was the run up to the Y2K hysteria and there was a great deal of concern about whether or not the computers of the world would function properly when the date changed from December 31, 1999 to January 1, 2000. Many people bought gold and silver coins so that they would be able to barter if the monetary systems all became unusable. Tenth ounce 1998 1,344,520 1999 2,750,338 2000 569, 153 Quarter ounce 1998 309,829 1999 564,232 2000 128,964. In late 1999, there was unprecedented demand for smaller denomination American Gold Eagles. In my opinion, the US Mint had run out of regular dies for these coins and because of the demand, reached up on the shelf and utilized some dies that were prepared for Proof Only strikings. Some people refer to these coins as errors, but I prefer to call them Emergency Issues, like the 1942/41 dimes. The item “1999-W Emergency Issue $5 1/10th oz American Gold Eagle AGE Coin NGC MS-70″ is in sale since Monday, April 15, 2019. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Gold\Coins”. The seller is “juliancoin” and is located in Silver Spring, Maryland. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Shape: Coin
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Coin: American Eagle
- Certification: NGC
- Grade: MS 70
- Year: 1999
- Total Precious Metal Content: 1/10 oz