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.
© 1999 - 2014 Collectors Universe NASDAQ: CLCT