1917 S Standing Liberty Quarters

Type 1

Mintage: 1,952,000
Minted at: San Francisco

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 (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1917 S 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 value chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth in USD based on grade/condition
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)
$41$71$109$152$211$290$358$478-

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1917-S Standing Liberty Quarter is worth $71 in average condition and can be worth $358 to $478 or more in uncirculated (MS+) mint condition. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins. The Melt Value shown below is how valuable the coin's metal is worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US coin.


MELT VALUE: $3.0744





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