Coin Specifications

Category: Standing Liberty Quarters (1916-1930)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 3,112,000
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: $3.08 (3/29/2015)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1924 D 25C MS obverse 1924 D 25C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

By 1924, the shortcomings of Hermon A. MacNeil's original Standing Liberty design were glaringly obvious in the eyes of Mint authorities. For several years, citizens had been returning countless Standing Liberty quarters with illegible dates while their Seated Liberty and Barber counterparts remained in circulation. Even though Charles E. Barber's modifications in mid-1917 served to still public criticism of Liberty's exposed breast, he had done little to improve the durability of the date. What's more, the Chief Engraver's refinements actually worsened the overall striking quality--a fact that modern numismatists can see by checking the availability of Full Head Type Two representatives. Since replacing the design entirely would have required an Act of Congress, Mint authorities simply decided to modify the existing hubs. Recessed within Liberty's pedestal, the date remained well protected from the rigors of circulation on all Type Three quarters dated 1925 through 1930.

The last year of the Type Two design, 1924 also witnessed one of the worst produced issues of the entire series. Better than 97% of the 3,112,000 quarters that emerged from the presses of the Denver Mint this year display poorly delineated features. Furthermore, the obverse die cracked early in production with the result that most Mint State survivors are missing the top portion of the date.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/4/2014

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1924 D 25C MS
Base $ 55.00 65.00 100.00 130 170 170 240 260 280 300 325 345 360 385 460 660 950 2950 9750 - -
$ 185 250 270 290 315 340 360 375 425 500 800 1300 4500 -
1924 D 25C MS Full Head
Base $ - - - - - - 350 390 440 550 700 825 900 1250 1900 4150 12350 44000 - - -
$ - 380 420 485 600 750 875 1050 1400 2450 4950 17500 - -

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Total Graded: 1498
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
7/26/2003 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2003 July Baltimore, MD. Signature Sale #328, 328/Lot# 7128 $552.00
5/9/2005 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #38, 42/Lot# 409 $391.00
9/19/2005 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 1683 $448.50
1/27/2010 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2804, 2804/Lot# 1323 $437.00
3/8/2012 PCGS MS 64   Full Head Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1168/Lot# 3370 $1,955.00
6/16/2013 NGC MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/16/2013, 79/Lot# 119514 $528.00
2/16/2014 NGC MS 87   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 791, 800/Lot# 331 $101.00
7/11/2014 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5845 $305.50

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1924 D 25C MS
1924 D 25C MS Full Head
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2576
Owner: andold
Grade: MS 62
Points: 502
Owner: mania
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