1999 W $10 Gold Eagle w/Unfinished Dies NGC MS69 Kenneth Bressett Signature

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1999 W $10 Gold Eagle w/Unfinished Dies NGC MS69 – Kenneth Bressett Signature

This coin along with the 1999 W $5 Gold Eagle are the only true die varieties in the popular American Gold Eagle series. The dawning of a new millennium and the Y2K fears associated with the one-in-a-thousand-year event spurred the public to buy and hoard gold unlike ever before. The boost in demand likely caused the U.S. Mint at WestPoint, NY to strike coins on Proof dies bearing the W mintmark that did not receive the final chromium-plating. Approximately 10,000 coins are estimated to have escaped from the mint.
 
This coin has been hand signed by Kenneth Bressett who has been the editor of the Official Red Book since 1962. Mr. Bressett is one of the most famous numismatic researchers and writers of all time having published numerous books and articles: Money of the Bible, Let's Collect Coins, Basics of Coin Grading for U.S. Coin, Buying and Selling United States Coins, United States Coin Price Trends, Collectible American Coins, Collecting U.S. Coins, The Fantastic 1804 Dollar, A Guide Book of English Coins, Official ANA Grading Standards for United States Coins, A Guide Book of United States Coins, The Handbook of United States Coins, Guide Book of United States Currency and Handbook of Ancient Greek and Roman Coins.