1999-W 1/4 oz Gold American Eagle BU (Rare W Variety)

1999-W 1/4 oz Gold American Eagle BU (Rare W Variety)

Product Details

Mintage Unknown! Since this coin was procued by mistake there has been no mintage figure given by the U.S. Mint. In 1999, the Mint at West Point, New York accidentally produced what has become one of the most important rarities of the 20th Century by striking a limited quantity of Uncirculated 1/4 ounce American Eagle gold coins with the "W" mintmark below the date. Normally, the mintmark appears only on Proof versions however, in this case, the dies never received the special polishing that gives Proof coins their deep, mirror-like qualities.

Gold American Eagles -- why buy Gold from APMEX?

The American Gold Eagle is one of the world's favorite Gold bullion products. To buy U.S. Gold Eagles for your investment portfolio, call our Account Managers toll free at (800) 375-9006 or click on the “Live Chat” button. APMEX is where to buy Gold! Also, you can come to us when it is time to sell Gold, Silver, Platinum, and Palladium.


Product ID: 57459
Year: 1999
Grade: Brilliant Uncirculated
Grade Service: None
Denomination: $10
Mint Mark: W - West Point
Metal Content: 0.25 troy oz
Purity: .9167
Manufacturer: U.S. Mint
Thickness: 1.83 mm
Diameter: 22 mm


by PowerReviews
1999-W 1/4 oz Gold American Eagle BU (Rare W Variety)

(based on 2 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars



  • 4 Stars



  • 3 Stars



  • 2 Stars



  • 1 Stars



Reviewed by 2 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-2

Back to top


Certifiably beautiful


from WV


  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand
  • Value (low premium over spot)


  • Uncertified

Best Uses

    Comments about 1999-W 1/4 oz Gold American Eagle BU (Rare W Variety):

    Needs to be certified

    Service and delivery comments:

    Quick delivery

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


    Truly an "American ...

    By James D.

    from IL

    Comments about 1999-W 1/4 oz Gold American Eagle BU (Rare W Variety):

    Truly an "American classic coin" to own with a ultra rare story about this beautiful coin that was made in low numbers. I bought this same coin in "BU MS-60-63" and housed it in a coin container air tight brought from Apmex which carries a nice inventory of everything you could use to keep all your coins in a safe and moisture environment. Check it out! James D.

    Displaying reviews 1-2

    Back to top

    Satisfaction Guaranteed

    We provide all of our customers with a refund, return and / or exchange on everything we sell including all bullion and certified coins. If for any reason, you have a problem, please feel free to call us. We will always do our best to accommodate you.

    Back To Top .


    There are no items in the cart.