LIBERTY STANDING QUARTERS

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 DATE          GOOD           VERY GOOD            FINE           VERY FINE         EXTRA FINE
 1917t1   07501   37.50     07601   77.50     07701   99.95     07801  129.95     07901  185.00
 1917d    07502   39.95     07602   99.95     07702  135.00     07802  195.00     07902  295.00
 1917s    07503   44.95     07603  110.00     07703  159.95     07803  217.50     07903  325.00
 1917t2   07504   32.50     07604   57.50     07704   84.95     07804   99.95     07904  147.50
 1917d    07505   64.95     07605   69.95     07705  129.95     07805  175.00     07905  235.00
 1917s    07506   59.95     07606   72.50     07706  135.00     07806  167.50     07906  217.50
 1918     07507   24.95     07607   29.95     07707   44.95     07807   47.50     07907   64.95
 1918d    07508   37.50     07608   64.95     07708   99.95     07808  109.95     07908  200.00
 1918s    07509   27.50     07609   29.95     07709   47.50     07809   49.95     07909   79.95
 1919     07510   52.50     07610   69.95     07710   97.50     07810   99.95     07910  119.95
 1919d    07511  110.00     07611  147.50     07711  300.00     07811  575.00     07911  895.00
 1919s    07512   99.95     07612  147.50     07712  242.50     07812  385.00     07912  695.00
 1920     07513   22.50     07613   24.95     07713   37.50     07813   57.50     07913   79.95
 1920d    07514   77.50     07614   97.50     07714  120.00     07814  167.50     07914  225.00
 1920s    07515   27.50     07615   37.50     07715   42.50     07815   54.95     07915   89.95
 1921     07516  242.50     07616  267.50     07716  550.00     07816  935.00     07916 1185.00
 1923     07517   22.50     07617   24.95     07717   49.95     07817   59.95     07917   84.95
 1923s    07518  367.50     07618  550.00     07718  959.50     07818 1475.00     07918 2250.00
 1924     07519   22.50     07619   27.50     07719   34.95     07819   54.95     07919   72.50
 1924d    07520   79.95     07620   99.95     07720  147.50     07820  192.50     07920  267.50
 1924s    07521   39.95     07621   49.95     07721   69.95     07821   97.50     07921  175.00
 1925     07522   13.95     07622   14.95     07722   17.50     07822   29.95     07922   69.95
 1926     07523   13.95     07623   14.95     07723   17.50     07823   27.50     07923   57.50
 1926d    07524   17.50     07624   19.95     07724   39.95     07824   72.50     07924  137.50
 1926s    07525   13.95     07625   14.95     07725   17.50     07825   32.50     07925  147.50
 1927     07526   13.95     07626   14.95     07726   17.50     07826   19.95     07926   49.95
 1927d    07527   19.95     07627   29.95     07727   49.95     07827  110.00     07927  217.50
 1927s    07528   67.50     07628   79.95     07728  159.95     07828  442.50     07928 1375.00
 1928     07529   13.95     07629   14.95     07729   17.50     07829   19.95     07929   49.95
 1928d    07530   13.95     07630   14.95     07730   17.50     07830   29.95     07930   64.95
 1928s    07531   13.95     07631   14.95     07731   17.50     07831   27.50     07931   59.95
 1929     07532   13.95     07632   14.95     07732   17.50     07832   19.95     07932   49.95
 1929d    07533   13.95     07633   14.95     07733   17.50     07833   27.50     07933   59.95
 1929s    07534   13.95     07634   14.95     07734   17.50     07834   22.50     07934   49.95
 1930     07535   13.95     07635   14.95     07735   17.50     07835   17.95     07935   49.95
 1930s    07536   14.95     07636   17.50     07736   17.95     07836   19.95     07936   49.95

Grading Liberty Standing Quarters Grading standards for Liberty Standing Quarters from Good to Extra Fine.


The History of the Liberty Standing Quarter (1916-1930):

The first Liberty Standing Quarter was issued in 1916. The obverse depicted a full frontal pose of Liberty holding in her right hand, an olive branch symbolizing peace and on her left arm, a raised shield symbolizing protection. The reverse design was an eagle in flight.

The first minting of the Liberty Standing Quarter, 1916 through the first part of 1917, are called Variety I or Type I.

In 1917, midway through the second year of minting, legislation was passed to alter the coin. The changes supposed to be: "...the modifications shall consist of changing the position of the eagle, the rearrangement of the stars and lettering, and a slight concavity given to the surface". The legislation further specified that: "...no change shall be made in the emblems of devices used."

However, when the new version of the coin was released, it was immediately apparent that substantial, unauthorized (and therefore illegal) alterations had been made to the design. The most noticeable of these was the covering of Liberty's exposed right breast with chain mail. This was done under pressure from a small, narrow minded, but vocal, segment of the population.

The modifications include the "covering" of Liberty, raising of the eagle and the lettering directly above, addition of three stars below the new eagle, the reduction in the number of stars around the eagle, and concaving of the surface. The subsequent minting of these coins from 1917 to 1930 are referred to as Variety II or Type 2.

In 1925, the pedestal, upon which Liberty stands, was recessed to prevent the date from wearing so rapidly; but, the change was so minor that no new design type is recognized.

The Liberty Standing Quarter was designed by Herman A. MacNeil. His initial 'M' appears on the obverse just above and to the right of the date.

The Liberty Standing Quarter was composed of 90% Silver and 10% Copper. Since pure silver is very soft, copper was added to all circulating silver coins to harden them and prevent excessive wear. Liberty Standing Quarters had a weight of 6.25 grams, a diameter of 24.3mm, a reeded edge. The edges of most silver coins were reeded to make evident any attempt to shave silver off the coin.

The Liberty Standing Quarter was struck in Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco.


Key to abbreviations used on this page:

T.1 Type 1 or Variety I, (see explanation paragraph 2 above).

T.2 Type 2 or Variety II, (see explanation paragraph 3-5 above).

D (Denver): The 'D' mint mark is located on the obserse to the left of the date.

S (San Francisco): The 'S' mint mark is located on the obserse to the left of the date.

Note: Liberty Standing Quarters struck in Philadelphia bear no mint mark.


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