1917 Standing Liberty Quarter

1917 Standing Liberty Quarter

Coin Info

Melt Value
$5.08
Country
United States
Type
Silver Coin
Metal Content
0.18084 t oz
Face Value
$0.25 USD
Mintage
37,857,600
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1917

1917 is an interesting year for collectors of Standing Liberty quarters, as the series featured two distinct design types that year: Type I features Miss Liberty’s exposed right breast and flying eagle on the reverse hovering over empty sky; Type II shows Miss Liberty’s upper frontal body covered in a chain mail and the reverse eagle flying over three stars. 1917 Standing Liberty quarters are popular with collectors for several reasons. Namely, the occurrence of two types creates interest among coin collectors, both dedicated to the series and United States coins at large. Also, the 1917 Type I variety is the only affordable option for coin collectors who want an example of the quarter featuring the original design; the 1916 Standing Liberty is exceedingly rare and out of the financial reach of most numismatists.

What follows is a basic rundown of the mintages and values of 1917 Standing Liberty quarters, both type I and type II:

  • 1917 Type 1 – 8,740,000; $40 in Good-4

  • 1917-D Type 1 – 1,509,200; $50 in Good-4

  • 1917-S Type 1 – 1,952,000; $60

  • 1917 Type 2 – 13,880,000; $25

  • 1917-D Type 2 – 6,224,400; $45

  • 1917-S Type 2 – 5,552,000; $45

*Values are for coins in a grade of Good-4 condition.

Remember that the date on Standing Liberty quarters stands proud of the surface and is prone to wear. Specimens with clear dates and basic details in the folds of Liberty’s gown are desirable among circulated coins.


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