1999-W $5 Gold Eagle Unfinished Dies Error with W NGC MS70
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.
|Year of Issue||1999|
|Strike Type||Mint State|
|Weight||0.1091 troy oz (3.393 grams)|