Standing Liberty Quarter 1927-S Fine

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  • Description:

    The 1927-S Standing Liberty Quarter has the second lowest mintage of the series, with only 396,000 minted! The 1927-S Standing Liberty Quarter is in fine condition, exhibiting heavy wear on both sides of the coin and sporting the "S" mint-mark. For collectors, learning about the mints that produced historical coin series is just as important as the actual history of the coin. The infamous San Francisco Mint, which is dated all the way back to the California gold rushes, is one of those mints. This west coast-based mint was established to help prospectors turn their mined treasure into currency. In just its first year in production, the San Francisco Mint turned $4 million worth of gold into coins!

    The Standing Liberty Quarter was minted from 1916 until 1930. Replacing the Barber Quarter, the Standing Liberty was President Theodore Roosevelt's attempt to making US coinage a work of art again. Although there were some low mintage years, the Standing Liberty Quarter's average mintage is quite high. Until 1925, the Standing Liberty was weakly struck, causing the coin's date to wear off without difficulty. The issue was finally fixed in 1925, but many circulated quarters still have weak dates, even if they have a higher grade. Famous sculptor, Hermon Atkins MacNeil, was called upon by the mint's director to take on such a responsibility. The design MacNeil first introduced was very militaristic in detail and was rejected by the Commission of Fine Arts. MacNeil then added dolphins to represent the world's famous oceans, since this design had never been used before, and was accepted for a short time. The US Mint revised the quarter, again, and without MacNeil's permission, causing him to complain publicly about the disrespect. MacNeil was given the chance to revise the coin one more time, in 1917, and the design was used for the rest of the Standing Liberty Quarter's production.

  • Details:
    • Denomination: N/A
    • Year: 1927
    • Diameter: N/A
    • Mint Mark: S
    • Thickness: N/A
    • Grade: Ungraded

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