My Cart
BBB A+ Rated

1999-W $5 Gold Eagle Unfinished Dies Error with W NGC MS70

Out of stock

Back in 1999, the U.S. Mint mistakenly struck a small number of bullion gold eagles with the W mintmark. The W mint mark had never been used on gold bullion coins, and was reserved instead for proof Gold Eagles. It’s believed that these rare bullion coins were struck with the proof dies, lending this coin its unique mint mark and securing its place among rare collectible coins.  

While it was thought that only about 6,000 of the 1999 W $5 and $10 Gold Eagles were ever struck, population reports suggest this the number may be far fewer. 

NGC certified perfect MS70.

More Information
Year of Issue 1999
Strike Type Mint State
Certification NGC
Grade MS70
Mintmark West Point
Label Brown Label
Pedigree Error Coin
Denomination $5
Composition .9167 gold
Diameter 0.65" (16.5mm)
Edge Reeded
Weight 0.1091 troy oz (3.393 grams)
Thickness 0.0469" (1.19mm)
NGC Authorized dealer
PCGS Authorized dealer
ANA member
NACA member
©2019 Coin Advisor, LLC. All rights reserved.