Standing Liberty Quarter
The Standing Liberty Quarter was produced between 1916 and 1930. These coins weigh 6.25 grams, are 24.3 millimeters in diameter, and contain 0.18084 troy ounces of silver. The Standing Liberty Quarter's composition is 90% silver and 10% copper.
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Coin History and Design
The 1916 to 1930 Standing Liberty Quarter is famously known for its scandalous reputation. Also known as "The Scandalous Coin, the first design of the Standing Liberty Quarter features a standing Lady Liberty standing baring one of her breasts. The obverse side also featured Liberty holding a shield and an olive branch, while the reverse depicted a flying eagle and 13 stars.
At the time, this design by Hermon MacNeil was considered obscene and scandalous, causing enough outrage that the design was subsequently changed in 1917. In 1917, Hermon MacNeil revised his design and added a chain vest to cover Liberty's breast. It is still unknown why the original design included Lady Liberty's bare breast, but it has made for an excellent story and a very rare collector's item.
The 1917 design of the Standing Liberty Quarter remained in circulation until 1930 when it was replaced by the Barber Quarter.
The Standing Liberty Quarter value depends on the mintage year. The most highly valued Standing Liberty Quarters are those issued in 1916 due to their objectively scandalous design. The 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter value ranges from $2,000 for coins in good condition, to $11,500 for uncirculated coins. However, the average value of a Standing Liberty Quarter is between $15 and $20.
The lowest mintage of the Standing Liberty Quarter occurred in 1916 as only 52,000 pieces of the bare-breasted Lady Liberty were struck. The highest mintage year for the coin occurred after the new design was instated in 1920 when 27,860,000 coins were produced for circulation.