Coin Specifications

Category: Standing Liberty Quarters (1916-1930)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 1,509,200
Catalog: KM-141
Obverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Reverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.69 (7/24/2014)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1917 D TYPE 1 25C MS obverse 1917 D TYPE 1 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although not as common as its P-mint counterpart, the 1917-D Type One is still a popular issue for Gem quality type purposes. Hermon Atkins MacNeil's Standing Liberty is one of the most beautiful designs ever to grace a U.S. quarter. The issues of 1916 and the first half of 1917 display Liberty with an exposed breast. For years, collectors have accepted Breen's story that the Society for the Suppression of Vice forced the modification of the original Standing Liberty quarter design on grounds of obscenity. While the society certainly voiced its opinion and exercised its political muscle, Treasury Secretary William G. McAdoo was the real driving force behind the introduction of the Type Two design in 1917. Fearing public criticism, McAdoo ordered the design change to preserve his own political ambitions. His presidential aspirations were, however, dashed in the elections of 1918 and 1924.

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1917 D TYPE 1 25C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 30.00 55.00 85.00 120 175 175 220 230 240 265 300 320 345 465 600 1250 2025 5750 - - -
$ 190 230 240 255 280 320 340 380 515 700 1380 2500 10000 -
1917 D TYPE 1 25C MS Full Head
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - 270 280 290 310 345 365 430 550 925 1775 3375 7000 35250 - -
$ - 280 290 300 325 365 390 475 610 1050 2050 5300 23000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1776
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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7/17/2005 NGC MS 66   Full Head Teletrade Auction 2066, 2066/Lot# 1154 $2,310.00
9/6/2009 PCGS AU 58   Full Head Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2651 $264.50
10/27/2010 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2010 October Stamford Coinfest Signature US Coin Auction #1145, 1145/Lot# 9444 $417.45
6/14/2011 NGC MS 65   Full Head Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 2550 $1,092.50
9/30/2012 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 3355, 3355/Lot# 1943 $460.00
12/30/2012 PCGS MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 732, 741/Lot# 594 $360.00
1/9/2013 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 10055 $188.00
7/28/2013 PCGS Genuine UNC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 130480 $205.70
4/20/2014 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131417/Lot# 22811 $146.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1917 D TYPE 1 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333320136640943747750251553957574513332197381760891527127264
33333692563804184504855065235516319411621273745749149192680
000000256380418450485506523551631941162127374574914900
00000031139442746349351053156368811371909327753311221000
1917 D TYPE 1 25C MS Full Head
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333220395439469512539553577615112418862268386861611667729727
333337527840944948352154356158978413782013280146329666210270
0000002784094494835215435615897841378201328014632966600
00000033642445949753054856960295416322140333453961317100
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Grade: MS 66 FH
Points: 3648
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
Grade: MS 65 FH
Points: 2106
Owner: Musicman102357
 
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