This is a sweet example of a 1898S. The surfaces overall do appear clean. If you look really hard with a glass, you can see a few light frost breaks and scattered ticks. A great booming luster enhances the beautiful and totally original orange/pale greenish/pinkish gold color. There are NO spots or discolorations. Miss Liberty and the details are frosty and have full strikes. The eye appeal is superb!
PCGS 1317, NGC 1112, CAC 157. Watch for prices on coins like this start to perk up. Opportunity knocks loud here!