Standing Liberty Quarter 1929 Fine

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    The Philadelphia Mint assisted in the production of the Standing Liberty Quarter, minting some of the highest mintages of the series. The Philadelphia Mint is prominently known for being the first US Mint in US history, established in 1792. The Philadelphia Mint stills stands today and is continuing the release new coin series. Before 1925, the Standing Liberty Quarter's date die was weak, causing all of the coins to wear down quickly. The problem was corrected in 1925, allowing all coins minted after that to have stronger struck dates. The 1929 Standing Liberty Quarter has a high mintage of over 11 million! The 1929 Standing Liberty Quarter is considered to be in fine condition, with heavy wear on both sides of the coin.

    Famous sculptor, Hermon Atkins MacNeil, was called upon by the mint's director to take on such a responsibility.The Standing Liberty Quarter succeeds the Barber coinage and offers a new design aesthetic many people, including the president at the time, desired. Theodore Roosevelt wanted to get away from the boring and simplistic portraits of Lady Liberty and make US coinage a work of art again. 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: 1929
    • Diameter: N/A
    • Mint Mark: N/A
    • Thickness: N/A
    • Grade: Ungraded

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