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1999-W $10 American Gold Eagle, PCGS MS-64 Emergency Issue

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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. They used these dies to make commercial strikings of the $5, 1/10 ounce, and the $10, ¼ ounce coins.

Some people refer to these coins as errors, but I prefer to call them Emergency Issues, like the 1942/41 dimes. Estimated mintage for the $10 are no more than 3000.


Shipping:  Orders are shipped by USPS.  Purchases over $1000 will be shipped by USPS Registered Mail to domestic addresses.  Maryland residents will pay 6% sales tax on purchases less than $1000.  Insurance is included in the shipping price for each item.  Items will reach the post office in 7 days or less, usually in 1-2 business days.  We will reduce the cost of shipping for multiple purchases.  International buyers: contact us for details on shipping to your location.

Return Policy:  All returned items must be in the original condition and holder.  You may return items for any reason up to 14 days after receipt.  You will receive a refund on the sale price; buyer is responsible for all shipping costs.  We reserve the right to issue a refund in case of a listing mistake.   All numismatic items are guaranteed authentic or else you may return it for a refund at any time.

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Bonanza Coins
940 Wayne Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301 585 8467

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