Coin Specifications

Category: Standing Liberty Quarters (1916-1930)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 1,509,200
Obverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Reverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $4.05 (9/24/2021)
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

By the time that the two western mints received their dies for 1917 quarter dollars, it was already anticipated that the design would be revised. This may be why relatively few pieces were coined of the 1917-D and 1917-S Type 1 quarters. The demand for coins was quite heavy during the stepped up economy of this war year, yet the mints seem to have held back on production until the new dies were ready.

A good number of 1917-D Type 1 quarters have survived in Mint State or just lightly worn for the sole reason that these were the first examples of this coin design encountered by persons living in the regions served by the Denver Mint. They were preserved for their novelty, and they remain fairly common in grades from VF through MS 65. Full Head examples are readily available, though less so than for the Philadelphia Mint edition.

The peculiar fact that coins of this type lost their dates very quickly in circulation would have rendered this a rare issue in lower grades, were it not for the fact that all Type 1 quarters of the Denver Mint were coined in this year alone and thus remain identifiable even when dateless. The value of dateless examples is minimal, but they still function as hole fillers for beginning collectors.

J. H. Cline refers to as many as three mintmark sizes for this issue. New mintmark puncheons were created for Denver and San Francisco early this year, and this could account for two styles of similar size letters D, but any other variances would be the product of the depth to which the mintmark was punched into the die.

The Standing Liberty Quarter is notable for its lack of varieties, but a nice doubled-die reverse is known for this issue. The doubling is most visible in the Latin motto.

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Last Updated: 10/28/2019

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1917 D TYPE 1 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 60.00 75.00 115 145 185 235 255 275 295 320 335 355 415 500 1130 1380 4500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 375 - - 1180 2400 - -
1917 D TYPE 1 25C MS FH
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - 265 275 285 340 355 355 450 505 625 1400 1950 9200 37500 - -
$ - - - - - - - 475 525 975 1750 2850 20000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2137
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/21/2021 1917 D TYPE 1 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-162932109363734407696222547913355172---869
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Total-162932109363734407696222547913355172---869
 -2%3%4%13%4%4%4%5%9%11%0%3%6%9%15%6%2%0%--- 
1917 D TYPE 1 25C MS FH
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------142714115618323434818669171--1268
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--------------24272---17
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Total-------142714115618323635218876252--1292
 -------0%0%2%11%0%4%14%18%27%15%6%2%0%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1917 D TYPE 1 25C MS FH
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8127233043753963167475477479389190895810661124146620792433498186441668917866
145291366471570645701761780826897925994108512381670219732826202113261708118759
0000007017617808268979259941085123816702197328262021132600
00000072776778785890294110301105135218752315413274231400700
1917 D TYPE 1 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base592372984094895866316957357748118568829161013113818252033363960891527616379
1182573354365216016527087487868268658939481055136718942568445691511564417198
00000065270874878682686589394810551367189425684456915100
000000674722761799841873905981109615961964310452721221400
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Grade: MS 67 FH
Points: 4981
Owner: Tony Littlejohn
 
Grade: MS 66 FH
Points: 2433
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
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