1999 1oz American Eagle Gold Coin (Y2K Bug edition)

Turn of the Century Gold Eagle
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Queensland Mint presents the 1999 1oz American Eagle Gold Coin from the United States Mint.

This 1oz Gold Coin recalls the famous Y2K problem, also known as the millennium bug, Y2K bug or simply Y2K. It refers to potential computer errors related to the formatting and storage of calendar data for dates in and after the year 2000. Many programs represented four-digit years with only the final two digits, making the year 2000 indistinguishable from 1900. Computer systems' inability to distinguish dates correctly had the potential to bring down worldwide infrastructures for industries ranging from banking to air travel.

  • Gross weight of 33.9g comprised of 917 purity Gold
  • Contains 1oz or 31.1g of Pure Gold
  • Larger. stronger and more durable than pure coins
  • Government guaranteed weight and purity
  • US legal tender status
  • Minted at West Point, N.Y.

Obverse: Adapted from Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ famed Gold Double Eagle design, which features Lady Liberty walking confidently against the sun’s rays.

Reverse: Designed by Miley Busiek showing a male bald eagle in flight carrying an olive branch to his nest, where a female awaits with her young.

**Please note under Austalian Law American Eagle Gold Coins (whilst containing a full ounce of gold) also contain 8.3% Copper and Silver making the coins larger and stronger. This is tradtional for gold coins designed for circulation becuase 9999 gold is very soft and easily damaged. Notheless due to the 917 purity American Eagle Gold Coins attract a 10% GST. This Tax is included in the final price. This also applies to South African Krugerrand Gold Coins from which the American Gold Eagles were copied.

Products specifications

Metal Gold
Purity 917
Weight 1oz
Grade Brilliant Uncirculated
Mint United States Mint
Type Coin
Variant Eagle
Series Bullion Series
Condition Sourced from Private Collection
Origin American
Year 1999
Theme Fauna
Superfund Approved No