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USA Coin Book >> Quarters >> Standing Liberty >> 1917-P

1917 P Standing Liberty Quarters

Type 1

Mintage: 8,792,000       Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Hermon A MacNeil        Metal Composition: 90% Silver - 10% Copper

Diameter: 24.3 mm       Mass / Weight: 6.25 grams

What this coin looks like:
1917 Type 1 Standing Liberty Quarter

There were two major varieties of the 1917 Standing Liberty. The variety above is of Type 1 on both the front and back of the coin.

Obverse Varieties: The difference between the Type 1 vs Type 2 Obverse can be identified by viewing the breasts of the standing liberty portrait. Type 1 features bare-breasts which offended people of the time and forced a new Type 2 obverse to be designed. The new Type 2 obverse features liberty wearing chain mail instead. The difference and comparison of the obverse is depicted below in the example image:

Type 1 vs Type 2 Obverse - Standing Liberty Quarter - Difference and Comparison

Reverse Varieties: The difference between the Type 1 vs Type 2 Reverse can be identified by viewing the placement of the stars around the eagle. Type 1 features 7 stars on the left side and 6 stars on the left with none below the eagle. The newer Type 2 reverse features 5 stars on each side of the eagle and 3 stars below the eagle - making the eagle aligned higher up on the coin. The difference and comparison of the reverse is depicted below in the example image:

Type 1 vs Type 2 Reverse - Standing Liberty Quarter - Difference and Comparison

Coin valuation chart:
Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-63)
Proof
(PR-63)
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