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1898 SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7252, 7253, 97253, 7333

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 5,884,000
Proofs: 735

Designer: George T. Morgan

Diameter: 38.1 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 26.73 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) below the center of the wreath on the reverse

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-66 Cameo.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6679, illustrated, sold for $5,750.00

Choice Brilliant Proof, if not actually a tad finer.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1208, plated, sold for $1,150.00  Ex Moreira Collection III

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 765, sold for $2,127.50

NGC MS-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8437, not illustrated, sold for $603.75

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1585, unsold

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6601, illustrated, sold for $1,035.00  From the Gary Wolkwitz Collection

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 378, not illustrated, sold for $862.50

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1146, not illustrated, sold for $977.50

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1147, not illustrated, sold for $920.00

PCGS MS-65 DMPL.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6602, not illustrated, sold for $1,035.00

PCGS MS-65 DMPL.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 122, not illustrated, sold for $747.50

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 11 MS-67's, 3 MS-66 Prooflikes, and a single MS-67 Deep Mirror Prooflike.

Proofs of this date are similar in rarity to the 1897, although the 1898 is slightly easier to find.  PCGS has graded 2 PR-68s, a single PRCA-68 Proof Cameo, and 5 PRDC-67 Proof Deep Cameos.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, April 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service