Standing Liberty Quarters 10 Different Dates VG-F

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    Standing Liberty Quarters, spanning ten different dates and ranging in condition from Very Good (VG) to Fine (F), offer a fascinating journey through American coinage history. These quarters, minted from 1916 to 1930, underwent design changes during their relatively short lifespan and are cherished by collectors for their artistic appeal and historical significance.

    Designed by Hermon A. MacNeil, the Standing Liberty Quarter introduced a fresh and captivating look to American coinage. Prior to its issuance, the Barber Quarter design had been in use for 25 years. The new design featured a full-length figure of Liberty standing at the forefront, with her right hand extending toward the sun and her left hand holding a shield.

    The obverse design of the coin reflects the nation's spirit during World War I, as Liberty is depicted as a warrior with a chain mail vest, symbolizing America's preparedness for conflict. The design underwent modifications in 1917 to address issues with the date and stars on the obverse and to provide Liberty with a more modest covering, a chain mail dress. The reverse of the Standing Liberty Quarter portrays a majestic eagle in flight, a depiction that signifies American strength and vitality. The design also underwent a change in 1917, transitioning from a depiction of a full-bodied eagle to a more streamlined and symbolic representation.

    Measuring 24.3 millimeters in diameter, the Standing Liberty Quarter is slightly smaller than today's Washington Quarter. Its modest size and intricate design make it an appealing coin for collectors who appreciate both historical significance and numismatic artistry.

    During its production years, the Standing Liberty Quarter was minted at three locations: Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco. The "P," "D," or "S" mintmark can be found on the obverse, just below the "In God We Trust" inscription, indicating its mint of origin.

    The mintages of Standing Liberty Quarters varied from year to year, with some dates being relatively scarce compared to others. Collectors often seek out specific date and mintmark combinations to complete their collections or to find examples with lower mintages that are considered more desirable.

    The Standing Liberty Quarter contains 90% silver and 10% copper, giving it a total weight of 6.25 grams (0.18 ounces). This composition was consistent with the silver coinage standards of the time and remained unchanged throughout the coin's production.

    When it comes to the condition of these ten Standing Liberty Quarters, they fall within the range of Very Good (VG) to Fine (F). Very Good coins typically exhibit moderate to heavy wear, with the major design elements remaining visible but showing significant flattening. Fine coins, on the other hand, exhibit moderate wear with fewer signs of abrasion and more detail present.

    The VG to F condition range provides a glimpse into the well-circulated history of these quarters, reminding us of their role in everyday commerce during the early 20th century. While they may not display the sharp details of uncirculated coins, they possess a unique charm and character that appeals to collectors who appreciate the history each coin carries.

    This collection of ten Standing Liberty Quarters, ranging in dates and conditions from Very Good to Fine, offers a captivating look into America's numismatic past. With their distinct design, historical significance, and varying mintages, these quarters are not only a valuable addition to any coin collection but also a tangible connection to a bygone era of American coinage.

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