History, Information, and Value of 1898 Morgan Dollar
Value of 1898-O Morgan Silver Dollar
When quantities of the 1898-O Morgan Silver Dollar were released from a long-sealed vault in 1962 the event ignited a numismatic treasure hunt. This issue was one of three rarities from the New Orleans Mint-joining the 1903-O and 1904-O dollar-on collectors’ wish lists prior to the early 1960s. Today, the 1898-O is plentiful in all grades, including gem Mint State. Striking ranges in quality, but is usually above average with attractive luster. No proofs were produced at this branch mint.
These $1 Are Easy to Locate: EF and AU coins present no challenge today.
Go for the Gold and Get The Highest Grade Possible: There is no need to settle for the low end of the scale, MS-60 to 62, when an abundance of coins in far finer grades is available to today’s collectors. Look for a lustrous gem with a strong strike for your set-weakly struck pieces exist and should be avoided.
The obverse text on the Morgan Dollar reads “Liberty; E Pluribus Unum; 1898.” The reverse text on the Liberty dollar reads “United States of America; In God We Trust; One Dollar; O.” The obverse of the silver one dollar coin has a bust of a female facing the left wearing a cap and small crown, with flowers tucked in her hair and stars surrounding the border. The reverse of the Morgan Dollar has an eagle in the center with its wings spread and a wreath surrounding.
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