Standing Liberty Quarter 1917-D Type I Extra Fine

  • Inventory:
    1 In Stock
  • Product ID: 19474
As low as: $195.00
Qty Wire/Check Bitcoin CC/PayPal
Any $195.00 $196.95 $202.80
  • Description:

    The 1917-D Standing Liberty Quarter Type I contains a much lower mintage compared to the other coins with this date. With a mintage just above 1.7 million, the 1917-D Standing Liberty Quarter Type I is in extra fine condition, with slight wear on both sides of the coin. The Barber series was minted for almost 25 years before being replaced with other coins. The US Mint greatly desired to come up with a more originally designed coin. The Mint Director at the time, Robert Woolley, asked sculptor Hermon Atkins MacNeil, to design the new Standing Liberty Quarter. At first, MacNeil designed a very militaristic portrait of Liberty but was turned down. He then added dolphins to represent the the famous oceans but the US Mint went behind his back to make more alterations. In 1917, MacNeil designed the final Standing Liberty Quarter, appeasing both the US Mint and the public. The 1917 Type I Standing Liberty Quarter depicts the design before the revision, with a bare chested Lady Liberty, instead of covered with chain mail that became the new design.

    The Denver Mint has proudly been producing coins since 1906; starting out as just a commemorative coin mint. The Denver Mint spread its wings and began participating in larger coin series, leaving its coins with appealing mintages for future collectors. On the obverse, Lady Liberty stands with her head turned, almost as if she is keeping watch. Her garb summons the old warrior clothing, with chainmail on her breast plate and a round shield for protection. Liberty's other hand holds olive branches, which is the universal sign of peace. The date of mintage is etched into the area beneath her bare feet. The reverse displays a large eagle in flight, with wings outspread, and the coin's monetary value of a quarter dollar.

  • Details:
    • Denomination: N/A
    • Year: 1917
    • Diameter: N/A
    • Mint Mark: D
    • Thickness: N/A
    • Grade: Ungraded

Customer reviews