Standing Liberty Quarters

The year was 1916. World World I was raging in Europe, and the political climate in the United States was definitely guarded. Nine years earlier, President Theodore Roosevelt had initiated using classical design motifs for our gold coins, and now, as the Coinage Act of 1890 had authorized, the smaller silver coins were eligible for changes. U.S. Mint Chief Engraver Charles Barber’s “uninspired” design had marked the quarter, dime and half dollar for the preceding quarter century, and the public was ready for something different. It was the perfect opportunity to issue a coin that, as a contemporary government report put it, “was intended to typify in a measure the awakening interest of the country to its own protection.”

Thus, the Standing Liberty quarter was born. As was the case with the other new coinage, a competition was held to select the design. The artist chosen was a prominent sculptor of the day, Hermon Atkins MacNeil, who was know.... (Expand Text)

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1916 STANDING LIBERTY 25C, STANDING LIBERTY MS63

FIRST YEAR OF ISSUE. WELL STRUCK WITH VERY LIGHT AMBER TONE.
$16,950.00

1916 STANDING LIBERTY 25C, STANDING LIBERTY MS65 Full Head

GEM FULL HEAD. FIRST YEAR OF ISSUE.
$35,000.00

1927-S STANDING LIBERTY 25C MS64+ Full Head

VERY FLASHY GEM WHITE SURFACES. DRIPPING WITH LUSTER, ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN.
$87,500.00

1927-S STANDING LIBERTY 25C MS65 Full Head

A DAZZLING WHITE GEM. ONLY 1 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC. FULL HEAD
$179,500.00