S-mintmark Morgan dollar production went up in the later 1890s, but this date is still relatively scarce compared to early San Francisco issues. A silver dollar encyclopedia estimates that as few as 232,000 of the 1898-S Morgan may survive today in our nicely detailed Very Fine quality or higher grades. That makes it easily the scarcest issue for the date in VF or higher quality. Some early issues in the series are over 15 times as plentiful. Mint-state 1898-S Morgan specimens are rare and costly.
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Outstanding, a nice addition to my collection