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    1999-W Quarter-Ounce Gold Eagle
    Unfinished Proof Dies, MS70
    Inadvertent Low Mintage Issue

    1999-W $10 Quarter-Ounce Gold Eagle, Unfinished Proof Dies, FS-401, MS70 NGC. Gold bullion was in demand during 1999 from investors fearful of the much-hyped Y2K change in date. Increased demand at the U.S. Mint for fractional gold eagles may have been responsible for two dies with a West Point mintmark (one each for the tenth-ounce and quarter-ounce denominations) to forgo the customary proof finish. The Guide Book estimates the quarter-ounce mintage as 10,000 pieces, which makes examples keys to the series. A fully struck coin with satin luster and smooth butter-gold surfaces. (NGC ID# 26MG, Variety PCGS# 511607, Base PCGS# 99942)

    Weight: 8.48 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 3% Silver , 5.33% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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