Standing Liberty Quarters were issued from 1916 to 1930. The original design had Ms. Liberty with an exposed breast.
The popular belief is that the Standing Liberty Quarter was redesigned in mid-1917 to properly cloth the proud lady due to public outrage. It is more likely that the addition of “chain mail” to cover her breast was to signify our entry into World War I.
Standing Liberty Quarters were minted in Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco.
Strong detail for the grade. The first 3 digits of the date are weak but the 6 is obvious.
The 'key' to the series as production didn't start until December of 1916 and only 52,000 were minted. This is an attractive example with lustrous cream-white surfaces and no significant marks.
A great overall strike with every detail precisely rendered. The surfaces are choice and coated with rich satiny luster that has a faint champagne hue.
Blast white and a sharp strike with no significant abrasions. Super quality!
Sharply struck with a flashy white core that is accented by a very light touch of peripheral toning.
Sharply struck and devoid of noteworthy marks with blazing mostly white surfaces that have a trace of peripheral toning.
Sharply struck and lustrous with original toned surfaces.
A very sharp strike with lustrous silver-white surfaces displaying a faint golden hue.
Satiny white luster and a sharp strike with a sprinkle of gold toning on the reverse.
An extremely nice example of this better date with vibrant satiny white luster and a sharp strike. The head detail is remarkably sharp and the surfaces are devoid of noteworthy marks and just beautiful!
Described in Heritage's 2/22 Signature Sale, "Ex: Simpson. This 1918-D is what many Standing Liberty quarter collectors dream of acquiring but seldom have such a chance. It is quite simply one of the finest 1918-D quarters known, being one of just three Full Head pieces certified in MS67 with none finer ". This is indeed a very impressive coin with intense blazing luster accented by a few splashes of sun-gold toning. The strike is as sharp as this better date comes and the surfaces are stunning and devoid of marks.