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: $2.96 (5/4/2015)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/4/2014

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1917 D TYPE 1 25C MS
Base $ 30.00 55.00 85.00 120 175 220 230 240 265 320 345 465 600 1250 2025 5750 - - -
$ 190 230 240 255 280 340 380 515 700 1380 2500 10000 -
1917 D TYPE 1 25C MS Full Head
Base $ - - - - - 260 270 280 310 365 430 550 925 1775 3375 7000 35250 - -
$ - 270 280 290 325 390 475 610 1050 2050 5300 23000 -

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Total Graded: 1833
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68

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6/8/2005 PCGS AU 58   Full Head Teletrade Auction 2050, 2050/Lot# 1392 $330.00
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2/5/2006 PCGS MS 64   Full Head Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 111 $748.00
9/17/2007 NGC MS 64   Full Head David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 178, 184/Lot# 344 $747.50
7/7/2011 PCGS MS 64   Full Head Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1157/Lot# 8132 $632.50
2/16/2014 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 169035 $148.50
3/10/2015 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 1205 $793.13

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1917 D TYPE 1 25C MS
1917 D TYPE 1 25C MS Full Head
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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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