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Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930)

This type quarter was designed by Hermon A. MacNeil. The left arm of Liberty is upraised, uncovering a shield in the attitude of protection. Her right hand bears the olive branch of peace. MacNeil’s initial M is located above and to the right of the date. There was a modification in 1917 to cover Liberty’s exposed breast. The reverse has a new arrangement of the stars, and the eagle is higher.

In 1925 a depression was made in the pedestal on which Liberty stands and that bears the date. On the earlier issues the dates wore off easily because they were too high and were not protected by other features of the coin. The new “recessed” dates proved more durable as a result of this change.

No Proof coins of this type were officially issued, but specimen strikings of the first variety, dated 1917, are known to exist.

Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930)
1916 - 1917 | 1917 - 1930 | 1925 - 1930

Variety 1 - No Stars Below Eagle (1916 - 1917)

Coin Attributes

  • Design Years: 1916 - 1917
    Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
    Weight: 6.250 grams
    Diameter:24.3 mm
    Composition:
    • 0.9000 silver, 0.1000 copper
    Edge: reeded
    Metal Oz: 0.18084
    Melt Value (silver): $3.39

Variety 2 - Stars Below Eagle (1917 - 1930)

Coin Attributes

  • Design Years: 1917 - 1924
    Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
    Weight: 6.250 grams
    Diameter:24.3 mm
    Composition:
    • 0.9000 silver, 0.1000 copper
    Edge: reeded
    Metal Oz: 0.18084
    Melt Value (silver): $3.39

Recessed Date (1925 - 1930)

Coin Attributes

  • Design Years: 1925 - 1930
    Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
    Weight: 6.250 grams
    Diameter:24.3 mm
    Composition:
    • 0.9000 silver, 0.1000 copper
    Edge: reeded
    Metal Oz: 0.18084
    Melt Value (silver): $3.39
Grade Price Guide
Circ|MS|PF
  • Description
  • Mintage
  • G-4 Good. Good. Date and lettering legible. Top of date worn. Liberty’s right leg and toes worn off. Much wear evident on left leg and drapery lines.
  • VG-8 Very Good. Very Good. Distinct date. Toes faintly visible. Drapery lines visible above Liberty’s left leg.
  • F-12 Fine. Fine. High curve of right leg flat from thigh to ankle. Only slight wear evident on left leg. Drapery lines over right thigh seen only at sides of leg.
  • VF-20 Very Fine. Very Fine. Garment line across right leg worn, but visible at sides.
  • EF-40 Extremely Fine. Extremely Fine. Flattened only at high spots. Liberty’s toes are sharp. Drapery lines across right leg evident.
  • AU-50 About Uncirculated. About Uncirculated. Slight trace of wear on head, kneecap, shield’s center, and highest point on eagle's body.
  • MS-60 Uncirculated. Uncirculated. No trace of wear, but contact marks, surface spots, or faded luster possible.
  • MS-62 Choice Unc.. Choice Unc..
  • MS-63 Choice Uncirculated. Choice Uncirculated. No trace of wear. Light blemishes. Attractive mint luster.
  • MS-63FH Mint State. Mint State. No trace of wear. Light blemishes. Attractive mint luster.
  • MS-64 Very Choice Unc.. Very Choice Unc..
  • MS-64FH Mint State. Mint State.
  • MS-65 Gem Uncirculated. Gem Uncirculated.
  • MS-65FH Mint State. Mint State.
  • 1916

    1916

    Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1916
    Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1916
  • 52,000
  • 2,600
  • 1917, Variety 1
  • 8,740,000
    • 1917D, Variety 1

      1917D, Variety 1

      Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1917D, Variety 1
      Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1917D, Variety 1
      Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1917D, Variety 1
      Mintmark location in on obverse, to left of date.
    • 1,509,200
    • 30
    • Description
    • Mintage
    • G-4 Good. Good. Date and lettering legible. Top of date worn. Liberty’s right leg and toes worn off. Much wear evident on left leg and drapery lines.
    • VG-8 Very Good. Very Good. Distinct date. Toes faintly visible. Drapery lines visible above Liberty’s left leg.
    • F-12 Fine. Fine. High curve of right leg flat from thigh to ankle. Only slight wear evident on left leg. Drapery lines over right thigh seen only at sides of leg.
    • VF-20 Very Fine. Very Fine. Garment line across right leg worn, but visible at sides.
    • EF-40 Extremely Fine. Extremely Fine. Flattened only at high spots. Liberty’s toes are sharp. Drapery lines across right leg evident.
    • AU-50 About Uncirculated. About Uncirculated. Slight trace of wear on head, kneecap, shield’s center, and highest point on eagle's body.
    • MS-60 Uncirculated. Uncirculated. No trace of wear, but contact marks, surface spots, or faded luster possible.
    • MS-63 Choice Uncirculated. Choice Uncirculated. No trace of wear. Light blemishes. Attractive mint luster.
    • MS-63FH Mint State. Mint State. No trace of wear. Light blemishes. Attractive mint luster.
    • MS-64 Very Choice Unc.. Very Choice Unc..
    • MS-64FH Mint State. Mint State.
    • MS-65 Gem Uncirculated. Gem Uncirculated.
    • MS-65FH Mint State. Mint State.
    • 1918

      1918

      Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1918
      Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1918
    • 14,240,000
    • 20
    • 1918D

      1918D

      Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1918D
      Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1918D
    • 7,380,000
    • 25
    • 1918
    • 11,072,000
      • 1919

        1919

        Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1919
        Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1919
      • 11,324,000
      • 35
      • 1919D

        1919D

        Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1919D
        Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1919D
      • 1,944,000
      • 85
      • 1919S

        1919S

        Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1919S
        Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1919S
      • 1,836,000
      • 80
      • 1920
      • 27,860,000
        • 1920D

          1920D

          Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1920D
          Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1920D
        • 3,586,400
        • 50
        • 1920S
        • 6,380,000
          • 1921

            1921

            Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1921
            Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1921
          • 1,916,000
          • 175
          • 1923

            1923

            Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1923
            Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1923
          • 9,716,000
          • 15
          • 1923S

            1923S

            Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1923S
            Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1923S
          • 1,360,000
          • 280
          • 1924

            1924

            Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1924
            Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1924
          • 10,920,000
          • 15
          • 1924D

            1924D

            Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1924D
            Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1924D
          • 3,112,000
          • 55
          • 1924S

            1924S

            Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1924S
            Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1924S
          • 2,860,000
          • 26
          • Description
          • Mintage
          • G-4 Good. Good. Date and lettering legible. Top of date worn. Liberty’s right leg and toes worn off. Much wear evident on left leg and drapery lines.
          • VG-8 Very Good. Very Good. Distinct date. Toes faintly visible. Drapery lines visible above Liberty’s left leg.
          • F-12 Fine. Fine. High curve of right leg flat from thigh to ankle. Only slight wear evident on left leg. Drapery lines over right thigh seen only at sides of leg.
          • VF-20 Very Fine. Very Fine. Garment line across right leg worn, but visible at sides.
          • EF-40 Extremely Fine. Extremely Fine. Flattened only at high spots. Liberty’s toes are sharp. Drapery lines across right leg evident.
          • AU-50 About Uncirculated. About Uncirculated. Slight trace of wear on head, kneecap, shield’s center, and highest point on eagle's body.
          • MS-60 Uncirculated. Uncirculated. No trace of wear, but contact marks, surface spots, or faded luster possible.
          • MS-63 Choice Uncirculated. Choice Uncirculated. No trace of wear. Light blemishes. Attractive mint luster.
          • MS-63FH Mint State. Mint State. No trace of wear. Light blemishes. Attractive mint luster.
          • MS-64 Very Choice Unc.. Very Choice Unc..
          • MS-64FH Mint State. Mint State.
          • MS-65 Gem Uncirculated. Gem Uncirculated.
          • MS-65FH Mint State. Mint State.
          • 1925

            1925

            Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1925
            Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1925
          • 12,280,000
          • 7.50
          • 1926

            1926

            Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1926
            Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1926
          • 11,316,000
          • 7.50
          • 1926D

            1926D

            Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1926D
            Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1926D
          • 1,716,000
          • 7.50
          • 1926S

            1926S

            Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1926S
            Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1926S
          • 2,700,000
          • 7.50
          • 1927

            1927

            Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1927
            Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1927
            Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1927
            Recessed Date (1925-1930)
          • 11,912,000
          • 7.50
          • 1928

            1928

            Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1928
            Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1928
          • 6,336,000
          • 7.50
          • 1928D

            1928D

            Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1928D
            Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1928D
          • 1,627,600
          • 7.50
          • 1928S
          • 2,644,000
            • 1929

              1929

              Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1929
              Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1929
            • 11,140,000
            • 7.50
            • 1929D

              1929D

              Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1929D
              Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1929D
            • 1,358,000
            • 7.50
            • 1929S
            • 1,764,000
              • 1930

                1930

                Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1930
                Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1930
              • 5,632,000
              • 7.50
              • 1930S
              • 1,556,000
                • Description
                • Mintage
                • G-4
                • VG-8
                • F-12
                • VF-20
                • EF-40
                • AU-50
                • MS-60
                • MS-62
                • MS-63
                • MS-63FH
                • MS-64
                • MS-64FH
                • MS-65
                • MS-65FH
                • 1916

                  1916

                  Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1916
                  Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1916
                • 52,000
                • 2,600
                • 1917, Variety 1
                • 8,740,000
                  • 1917D, Variety 1

                    1917D, Variety 1

                    Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1917D, Variety 1
                    Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1917D, Variety 1
                    Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1917D, Variety 1
                    Mintmark location in on obverse, to left of date.
                  • 1,509,200
                  • 30
                  • 1918

                    1918

                    Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1918
                    Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1918
                  • 14,240,000
                  • 20
                  • 1918D

                    1918D

                    Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1918D
                    Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1918D
                  • 7,380,000
                  • 25
                  • 1918
                  • 11,072,000
                    • 1919

                      1919

                      Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1919
                      Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1919
                    • 11,324,000
                    • 35
                    • 1919D

                      1919D

                      Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1919D
                      Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1919D
                    • 1,944,000
                    • 85
                    • 1919S

                      1919S

                      Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1919S
                      Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1919S
                    • 1,836,000
                    • 80
                    • 1920
                    • 27,860,000
                      • 1920D

                        1920D

                        Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1920D
                        Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1920D
                      • 3,586,400
                      • 50
                      • 1920S
                      • 6,380,000
                        • 1921

                          1921

                          Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1921
                          Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1921
                        • 1,916,000
                        • 175
                        • 1923

                          1923

                          Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1923
                          Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1923
                        • 9,716,000
                        • 15
                        • 1923S

                          1923S

                          Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1923S
                          Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1923S
                        • 1,360,000
                        • 280
                        • 1924

                          1924

                          Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1924
                          Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1924
                        • 10,920,000
                        • 15
                        • 1924D

                          1924D

                          Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1924D
                          Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1924D
                        • 3,112,000
                        • 55
                        • 1924S

                          1924S

                          Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1924S
                          Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1924S
                        • 2,860,000
                        • 26
                        • 1925

                          1925

                          Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1925
                          Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1925
                        • 12,280,000
                        • 7.50
                        • 1926

                          1926

                          Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1926
                          Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1926
                        • 11,316,000
                        • 7.50
                        • 1926D

                          1926D

                          Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1926D
                          Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1926D
                        • 1,716,000
                        • 7.50
                        • 1926S

                          1926S

                          Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1926S
                          Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1926S
                        • 2,700,000
                        • 7.50
                        • 1927

                          1927

                          Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1927
                          Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1927
                          Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1927
                          Recessed Date (1925-1930)
                        • 11,912,000
                        • 7.50
                        • 1928

                          1928

                          Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1928
                          Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1928
                        • 6,336,000
                        • 7.50
                        • 1928D

                          1928D

                          Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1928D
                          Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1928D
                        • 1,627,600
                        • 7.50
                        • 1928S
                        • 2,644,000
                          • 1929

                            1929

                            Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1929
                            Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1929
                          • 11,140,000
                          • 7.50
                          • 1929D

                            1929D

                            Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1929D
                            Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1929D
                          • 1,358,000
                          • 7.50
                          • 1929S
                          • 1,764,000
                            • 1930

                              1930

                              Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1930
                              Quarter Dollars Standing Liberty (1916 - 1930) 1930
                            • 5,632,000
                            • 7.50
                            • 1930S
                            • 1,556,000
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