A silver U.S. Standing Liberty quarter dollar, dated between 1917-1930. These coins are in average circulated condition, with heavy wear but all major design details intact. The Standing Liberty design features Lady Liberty holding an olive branch in one hand and a shield in the other. The design is heavily symbolic, as the coins were first produced during the outbreak of WWI - Liberty faces the East and bears her shield in that direction, showing that she is ready to face the threat of European war but still holds out hope for peace with the olive branch in her other hand. While the first iteration of the design in 1916 featured a bare-breasted Lady Liberty, a 1917 revision clad Liberty in a chainmail top.
The Standing Liberty quarter dollar series was one of several new coin designs introduced in the first decades of the 20th century, the ultimate result of Teddy Roosevelt's efforts to beautify the nation's coinage. The Walking Liberty replaced the Barber quarter design, which had been used since 1892 and was not considered particularly attractive or notable. The Standing Liberty quarter was popular with the public throughout its tenure, until it was ultimately replaced by the Washington quarter design in 1932.
Specifications: Each Standing Liberty quarter measures 24.3mm in diameter, weighs 6.25g, and is made of .900 fine silver. Each coin will be shipped in a archival-quality mylar flip, secured in a corrugated cardboard safety mailer by Original Skin Coins. Each flip also includes a small insert with basic info on the coin. If you have any questions on this listing, please contact us (O.S.C.) and we will respond within 24 hours.
A U.S. Standing Liberty quarter dollar, dated between 1917-1930
Average circulated condition - heavy wear, but all major design details intact
24.3mm diameter, 6.25g weight, .900 fine silver
Considered the most beautiful quarter design produced by the U.S. Mint
Each coin securely and safely shipped in an archival-quality Mylar flip