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Standing Liberty Quarters (Highly Collectible Coins)

Updated on March 13, 2015

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Standing Liberty Quarters

The Standing Liberty Quarter featured Liberty on the obverse and an eagle in flight on the reverse. The quarter was minted from 1916 through 1930. The Washington Quarter followed it, starting in 1932. This left 1931 with no quarters issued by the United States Mint.

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About the Standing Liberty Quarter

The Standing Liberty Quarter has undergone revisions in its brief minting. The first occurred in 1917, when Liberty's breast was covered, not that there was detail in the first variety, but one must consider the times. The reverse had three stars added below the eagle.

Beginning in 1925 a depression was made in which the raised date could be set. This was in response to the date of earlier quarters wearing off easily. The date was simply too high, and the location is where the fingers would grasp a quarter, so obliteration of the date in early specimens was common. Older quarters that are in decent grades are often priced higher.

One must also remember these did not leave circulation immediately after the last Standing Liberty Quarter was minted, so many suffered were in machine use. Vending machines were becoming popular, and quarter machines in Nevada were also becoming popular. Another problem is the design was unfavorable to prevent wear, and many have had the date and mint mark worn smooth.

Today, it is difficult to find a Standing Liberty Quarter in decent condition. Many were initially minted in low quantities, and who knows how man were melted in the great silver melting of the eighties?

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      6 years ago from East Central Florida

      Neat to learn some little tidbits about the standing liberty quarter. Wonder why they didn't make any quarters in 1931?

    • CruiseReady profile image


      6 years ago from East Central Florida

      Neat to learn some little tidbits about the standing liberty quarter. Wonder why they didn't make any quarters in 1931?


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