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 MS66 Full Head PCGS

GEM SATIN WHITE LUSTROUS SURFACES. A DRAMATIC EXAMPLE OF THIS FIRST YEAR OF ISSUE DATE.
$61,500.00

1916 STANDING LIBERTY 25C, STANDING LIBERTY MS66 Full Head PCGS

GEM SATIN WHITE LUSTROUS SURFACES. FIRST YEAR OF ISSUE. JUST 10 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$61,500.00

1917 STANDING LIBERTY 25C, TYPE 1 MS67+ Full Head PCGS

TYPE 1. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED. COL GREEN PEDIGREE. CAC
$35,750.00

1927-D STANDING LIBERTY 25C MS67 Full Head NGC

GEM SATIN WHITE SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$27,500.00