Standing Liberty Quarters - This quarter was designed during the start of the involvement of the United States in the "War to End All Wars." Designed by Hermon A. MacNeil, Liberty is shown holding a shield in a defensive posture. Her hand holds the olive branch of peace. But the design drew loud objections in many circles as Miss Liberty's bare breast was considered obscene by the standards of the day.
Design of a Standing Liberty Quarter
In 1917, the design was modified to remedy that objection by adding a coat of mail as protection. The reverse was slightly modified to raise the eagle higher. The 1916 date is undoubtedly the key date, with a tiny mintage of only 52,000 coins. Standing Liberty quarters have one of the lowest mintages of any coin struck for circulation in the Twentieth Century. The Standing Liberty Quarters values will vary by year, but they will add value to your rare coin collection.
Prized by collectors in the United States and around the world, the Standing Liberty Quarters have a relatively large number of key dates, making it someone easier to acquire a significant example. This 25 cent coin was first produced in 1916, replacing the Barber Quarter, so this first striking is considered essential. Two years later, the 1918/7-S series was made, which included an “8 over 7” overdate, and is highly valued by collectors today. The 1920-D edition is considered key, along with the 1921 and the 1923-S. Two versions of the Standing Liberty Quarter from 1924 are significant: the 1924-D from the Denver Mint, and the 1924-S from the San Francisco Mint. Finally, the 1927-S version had the second lowest mintage of the entire Standing Liberty Quarters series, making it a notable addition to any coin assortment.
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