Coin Specifications

Category: Standing Liberty Quarters (1916-1930)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 13,880,000
Catalog: KM-145
Obverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Reverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.12 (10/24/2014)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1917 TYPE 2 25C MS obverse 1917 TYPE 2 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Viewed through the macro lens of world history, the design of the Standing Liberty quarter is both ironic and prophetic. Although a few of the key-date 1916 issues were coined, only in early 1917 did the design become widely available. Liberty correctly holds the olive branch of peace in her right (left facing) hand, and in her left she holds a shield of protection and defense, from which she has removed its covering sheath. On the reverse, the eagle flies incorrectly (according to heraldic tradition) to its left, its less-honorable side. Of course 1917 was also the year that the United States entered World War I, after striving for years to maintain a position of neutrality.

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Last Updated: 3/4/2014

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1917 TYPE 2 25C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 24.00 30.00 50.00 78.00 95.00 95.00 145 155 165 180 195 215 235 310 500 750 1150 3150 - - -
$ 110 155 165 175 195 210 225 250 360 550 875 1500 4400 -
1917 TYPE 2 25C MS Full Head
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - 155 165 175 190 205 225 300 400 550 1025 2050 17500 - - -
$ - 165 175 185 205 220 240 385 440 625 1410 2950 46000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1486
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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9/4/2011 PCGS MS 64   Full Head Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1101 $603.75
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9/4/2014 PCGS MS 63   Full Head Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 7494 $358.38


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1917 TYPE 2 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333331152202622883273513603723815398821363363958361253322528
33333401502342703013353543643754336531042212143718068158640
000000150234270301335354364375433653104221214371806800
0000001852482793143433573683784867671202288051031030000
1917 TYPE 2 25C MS Full Head
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333313525830433637840641842943964211241865443169511542427751
33333471762733143503874104214325068021371272052719775195330
000000176273314350387410421432506802137127205271977500
0000002172883253643964144254355749631618357561111259900
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3639
Owner: JMWorlock
 
Grade: MS 66 FH
Points: 1865
Owner: JMWorlock
 
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