Most of the key rarities in the Morgan silver dollar series are from the 1890s. Morgan mintages plummeted after the repeal of the Sherman Silver Purchase Act in 1893. Even when Morgan production began to rise again in the late 1890s, they remained relatively low compared to earlier outputs. In BU quality, the 1898 Philadelphia Mint Morgan is twice as scarce as the 1896, and up to ten times more scarce than some 1880s issues. Our Brilliant Uncirculated issues boast the same beautiful luster as the day they emerged from the principal mint in the year of the Spanish-American War, when the nation began to take its place on the world stage. Some bag marks are present, as is normal.