1920 Standing Liberty quarters are considered common and are among the least expensive of the pre-1925 Standing Liberty quarters. Because they are relatively easy to come by and inexpensive as compared to other pre-1925 issues in the series, 1920 Standing Liberty quarters are frequently sought by type collectors. They are also fairly well available in the upper grades, which means those seeking prime specimens of pre-1925 issues (such as those assembling a high-end 20th century type coin set) will turn to 1920 Standing Liberty quarters.
Here’s a breakdown of 1920 Standing Liberty quarters, including their mintages and approximate values:
1920 – 27,860,000; $20
1920-D – 3,586,400; $55
1920-S – 6,380,000; $25
*Values are for coins in a grade of Good-4.
Even the 1920 branch-mint quarters, which are clearly scarcer than the Philadelphia issue, are still quite reasonably affordable for many coin collectors. The key point to remember when buying any Standing Liberty quarters, most especially the pre-1925 issues, is that you should avoid pieces that have been poorly struck.
Full-head (“FH”) Standing Liberty quarters – those that exhibit great detail on Liberty’s head – are especially desirable among the higher-grade pieces. Be sure to spend a little extra time to look for pieces with that extra detail and you will have made a purchase that can pay dividends in terms of eye appeal and potential resale value.