1999-W $50 American Gold Eagle

1999-W $50 American Gold Eagle

The 1999-W $50 American Gold Eagle had a total mintage of just over 31,000 from the West Point Mint. This Deep Cameo Proof coin featured the ‘W’ mint mark found on the obverse of the coin. It’s possible to find this beautiful coin in most grades including a perfect Proof 70 with some patience and care in the search. 


History of the 1999-W $50 American Gold Eagle

The 1999-W 1 oz American Gold Eagle is worth the effort to seek out with a sharp strike and attractive surfaces. The American Gold Eagle is the official gold bullion coin of the United States. The obverse of the American Gold Eagle was designed by Augustus Saint Gaudens, and features a full-length Lady Liberty with her long hair and dress flowing. She carries a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. There is a small image of the Capitol building in the background. The reverse of the coin was designed by sculptor, Miley Busiek. A male American Bald Eagle clutching an olive branch, flying over a nest with a female eagle and her baby can be found on the reverse.


1999-W $50 American Gold Eagle Value

The 1999-W $50 American Gold Eagle value reaches upwards of $5,700 for some of the highest grades of the coin recorded. It can be found at more affordable prices depending on the seller and the quality of the coin. The 1999-W American Gold Eagle 1 oz coin would make an excellent addition to any Gold Eagle series collection. 


Type of coin: $50 Coin

Year: 1999-W $50 American Gold Eagle

American Gold Eagle Mint Mark: West Point

Total mintage: 31,427

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

Face value: Fifty Dollars

Weight: 33.93 grams

Edge: Reeded

Designer: Augustus Saint Gaudens/Miley Busiek

Diameter: 32.70 millimeters