Ron Guth: The mintage of the 1898 Liberty Head Nickel dropped to just over 12 million pieces, a significant decline from the previous year, but still a plentiful mintage for the series. Thus, Mint State examples are easy to obtain, even in Gem condition. The finest example is a solitary PCGS MS67.
Most 1898 Nickels feature a full strike, but occasional example will have a few weak stars.
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