1918 Standing Liberty quarters mark the first full year that the Type II design was in use. With millions of pieces struck for circulated across the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco mints and less interest from type collectors than the 1916 or 1917 Standing Liberties, the 1918 Standing Liberty quarter is a littler easier to come by and more affordable than examples from either of the two previous years.
Below are mintages and values for 1918 Standing Liberty quarters:
1918 – 14,240,000; $25 in Good-4
1918-D – 7,380,000; $30
1918-S Normal date – 11,072,000; $25 in Good-4
1918-S 8 Over 7, mintage unknown; $1,800
The 1918-S 8 Over 7 variety is a significant rarity that is of interest primarily to Standing Liberty quarter enthusiasts. As with all expensive coins, it is important to remember that counterfeits exist, and that means you should consider buying any rare varieties such as the 1918-S 8 Over 7 quarter as slabbed from a reputable third-party coin grading service.
As for any Standing Liberty quarter, whether it be a common piece such as a circulated 1918 or an uncirculated specimen, do your best to seek only pieces that are well struck. These are especially valuable and are far more appealing to the eye than pieces that exhibit weakness in the strike.