The 1898 Barber quarters have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

1898 Quarter

Specifications

Type: Barber Quarter
Year: 1898
Face Value: $0.25
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .18084 oz.
Total Weight: 6.25 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $3.05

The US minted the 1898 quarter with no mint mark and also the 1898 O quarter and 1898 S quarter. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin below the eagle.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1898 Philadelphia 11,100,000
1898 O New Orleans 1,868,000
1898 S San Francisco 1,020,592

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $3.05 as of November 11, 2019. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $16.85 per ounce.

The 1898 quarter with no mint mark is worth around $9 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $45. In extremely fine condition the value is around $70. In uncirculated condition the price is around $225 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $350.

The 1898 O quarter is worth around $15 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $140 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $300. In uncirculated condition the price is around $625 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $1,500.

The 1898 S quarter is worth around $11 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $55 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $100. In uncirculated condition the price is around $400 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $1,400.

Proof coins with no mint mark are available and they are each valued at around $650 in PR 63 condition. There were only 735 proof coins minted.

Grading System

Good- The date and the inscriptions are readable. The word "LIBERTY" on Liberty's headband has been completely worn off.

Very fine- The word "LIBERTY" on Liberty's headband is visible but plain.

Extremely fine- The word "LIBERTY" on Liberty's headband is sharp. The edges on Liberty's headband are distinct.

MS 60 uncirculated- There are no signs of wear. The coin has luster, but there may be a few stains, abrasions, or surface marks.

MS 63 choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent.

PR 63 proof- This coin has reflective surfaces and only a few blemishes away from the major focal points. There are no major flaws.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1899 Quarter
1897 Quarter
1896 Quarter