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Obverse of 1999-W $10 Gold Bullion Coin - Unfinished Dies     Reverse of 1999-W $10 Gold Bullion Coin - Unfinished Dies


UNITED STATES 10 DOLLARS
GOLD BULLION COINS
(1986-DATE)

In 1986, the United States began striking gold bullion coins with a face value of $10 and a net weight of 1/4 ounce of pure gold.  The value of these coins is intended to be tied directly to their metal value, although some low-mintage years and all of the Proof versions fetch premium prices.

From 1986-1991, Roman numerals represent the date; from 1992 on, Arabic numerals are used.  Proof versions did not appear until 1988.  From 1988-1993, responsibility for producing Proofs fell to the Philadelphia Mint; beginning in 1994, Proof production moved to West Point.  Proof versions bear mintmarks; Uncirculated versions do not.

Proof coins may be ordered by the general public directly from the Mint.  Uncirculated coins are distributed by selected representatives, who make them available to the secondary market.

Designer:
Obverse - Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse - Miley Busiek

Diameter: 22.0 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 91.7%
Silver - 3.0%
Copper - 5.3% 

Weight: 8.48 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mints:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
West Point, New York

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Available dates/mintmarks:

 

Uncirculated
Mintage

Proof
Mintage

1986    0
1987    0
1988    0
1988-P 0 98,028
1989    0
1989-P 0 53,593
1990    0
1990-P 0 62,674
1991   0
1991-P 0 50,839
1992   0
1992-P 0 46,290
1993   0
1993-P 0 46,271
1994   0
1994-W 0 47,600
1995   0
1995-W 0 46,825
1996   0
1996-W 0 37,755
1997   0
1997-W 0 29,984
1998   0
1998-W 0 29,731
1999   0
1999-W 0 34,410
2000   0
2000-W 0  
2001   0
2001-W 0  
2002   0
2002-W 0  
2003   0
2003-W 0  
2004   0
2004-W 0  
2005    
2005-W 0 0

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Mint Statistics" by Ray Sidman, Numismatic News, September 26, 2000, page 28