Assuming the coin is circulated, still in collectible condition and has no mintmark, the 1897 Morgan dollar is a high mintage common date coin. Average retail values as of 8-29-11 are $36.00-$40.00 depending on the grade of the coin.
1897 is a common date for Morgan Silver Dollars, circulated coins are valued at $17.00-$26.00
The face belongs to Miss Liberty.
The 1897-S MORGAN dollar is not scarce or rare, an average retail value for the coin is $26.00-$32.00.
value of an five dollar gold liberty head
You have in your possession a 1897 Coronet Head $5 Half Eagle - if this coin is in fine condition (F12), its value is: $250.
$27 to $42,000
The 1897-S Morgan is a high mintage, common issue. Retail values run from $32.00-$45.00 for circulated coins.
5-27-11>>> Assuming the coin is circulated, still in collectible condition and has no mintmark, the 1897 Morgan dollar is a high mintage common date coin, average retail values are $36.00-$44.00 depending on the grade of the coin.
Assuming that you're referring to an American cent and not a British penny, 1897 is not a rare date for Indian Head Cents. In average circulated condition it's worth about a dollar. If the LIBERTY in the headband is complete and easily readable it's worth about $2.00. A nice uncirculated one is worth about $25 - 30
The coin was minted in Philadelphia, PA.
A U.S. silver dollar with the national motto ( E-PLURIBUS-UNUM ) on it, dated 1897 is actually called a MORGAN (1878-1904 & 1921) dollar, not a Liberty dollar. All Morgan dollars have this motto. It's a very common coin. Assuming the coin is circulated and has no mintmark, an average retail value is $31.00-$39.00.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was 7 years old in 1897. Please check your coin again.
The 1897-S Morgan is a common date coin. A circulated example is $30.00 to $45.00 depending on the actual grade of the coin.
All silver dollars minted from 1794 to 1935 contained about 24 gm of pure silver. The remaining 10% was copper.
The Denver Mint didn't open until 1906. You may be seeing an O mint mark, for New Orleans. See the Related Question for more info.
Assuming the coin is circulated, has no mintmark and depending on grade, the 1897 Morgan is a common coin with retail values of $23.00-$32.00.
It can't be a Trade Dollar. That coin was specially produced during the years 1873-1885 for use in international commerce, and carry the wording TRADE DOLLAR on the reverse. All $1 coins minted in 1897 were Morgan dollars, named for their designer.
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1897 is a common date Morgan, retail values are $17.00-$26.00 for circulated examples. Mint state coins retail at $30.00.
All U.S. silver dollars from that time period carry a picture Miss Liberty's head. The only coins to carry a full-length image were quarters from 1916 to 1930, and half dollars from 1916 to 1947. Please check again and post a new question.
Assuming the coin is circulated and has no mintmark, the 1897 Morgan is a common date coin. Retail values run from $17.00-$26.00. Values are a market average and only for coins in collectible condition, coins that are bent, corroded, scratched or have been cleaned have far less value if any to a collector or dealer
About a dollar depending on condition and that isn't a rare year for Indian heads
You possess a Coronet Head $5 Half Eagle coin - if this coin was minted in 1897 and it is in fine condition (F12), its value is: $250.