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Coins Certified as of 7/24

My Coin #20917140

1898-O 50C AU58+

CERTIFICATION#: 20917140
PCGS#: 6481

Owner's Comments

My only "+" coin - tough date.

Expert Comments

David Akers: In the past, the 1898-O was always overshadowed by the mintmarked issues of 1896 and 1897; that is, although the 1898-O was always considered a very scarce date, it generally took a backseat to the 1896-O, 1896-S, 1897-O and 1897-S in terms of popularity and perceived rarity. Now that we have a better picture of the relative rarity of many of the issues in the series, however, it is quite clear that the 1898-O in Gem condition is decidedly more rare than either of the two 1897 issues and is actually very similar in rarity to the 1896-O and 1896-S. I feel that is is one of the more underrated issues in the series in high grade, and Gem quality examples are extremely difficult to locate.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 874,000 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,250 R-4.9 4 / 74 TIE 4 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 250 R-6.6 28 / 74 TIE 28 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 30 R-8.9 9 / 74 TIE 9 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade   Dr. Thaine Price - David Akers 5/1998 - Heritage 1/2005:6329, $25,300
2 MS66 PCGS grade David Akers 8/1995 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3192, $12,650 - Dr. Peter Shireman
2 MS66 PCGS grade   Heritage 11/2007:806 - Oliver Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7205, $12,650
2 MS66 PCGS grade