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22 Dec 2015

1917-D Standing Liberty Quarter

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As an award for living 62 years, my wife gifted me with this exquisite 1917-D Type 1 Standing Liberty Quarter graded by PCGS as a MS 63 FH. Not bad for not dying!! This classic coin was designed by Hermon A. MacNeil. The 1916 and early 1917 Type I have Miss Liberties right breast exposed, whiched caused quite a stir at the time. It was changed in mid 1917 into the Type II covering her exposed breast and the reverse had a new arrangement of stars and the eagle is higher. It is a Classic coin. Set by the mint to be honored in 2016. Too bad it is to be minted in gold and not silver as it originally was designed! This particular coin has a mintage of 1,509,200. Uncirculated pieces with fully struck head of Liberty are worth more than double the values listed for Variety II or one fully struck heads! I'm still working on getting some acceptable photos. Help me Ian! I never thought I would own this coin. Thanks Debra!!


I'm glad you shared. I hope they will some day make a silver commemorative.


Level 7

Well you know I learn a lot by reading old blog's. Everyone should do it. I'm glad I found this one. If I asked for a coin from my wife when I turned 62,she would of hit me with a pan! Your a lucky man. The blog was excellent. I had forgo t about the open Brest and then the change. There was a ton of controversial problems back then. Not today I think you would not have a problem with that. Thanks mike


Level 6

We'll find out about problems with a bare breast. If I'm not mistaken, the mint will be including a, I'm going to call them copies, of a 1916 Quarter dollar in its set of comparatives. . I call them copies because they are going to be gold not silver as was originally issued. Thanks!!


Level 5

That is a beauty! I have it on my wanted list, but I don't expect to buy one for a few years.


Level 5

beatiful coin and your wife is very nice!!!


Level 5

I'm jealous. My wife would never gift me anything coin related. Congrats!!


Level 5

Now that is a great gift. Congratulations!


Level 5

Man, that's a sweet SLQ; love the Type I's! Congrats on getting that - and being/staying alive as long as you have! I'll have to show this post to my wife, so she has an idea of what to get me in about twenty years from now - if I'm still around and make it to my sixties!

Ian Fenn

Level 5

I have had huge problems with photographing slabs. Note the past tense! I will post a blog in a few days about a new lighting technique I developed for fun. I tried it recently with some slabs I had and was thrilled with the result. I know you can get good shots by tilting the slab slightly, but that hasn't worked for me. The reason it doesn't work for me is I use the largest F stop possible. A large F stop means a very shallow depth of field. Tilting a Slab and then using a Shallow depth of field doesn't work, as part of the coin will be out of focus. For now I would suggest you try tilting the slab slightly, adjust your lighting so the glare ( there will be glare) on the slab is not "on" the coin.


Level 6

Thanks Ian. I look forward to your blog!!


Level 3

Awesome coin!!! Happy belated birthday!


Level 4

Beautiful designs and great condition.


Level 5

Gorgeous coin!


Level 6

What a beautiful coin! Love the toning! What a lucky guy! I love the Mercury dimes and in honor of 100 years, I was hoping to get a 1916 Silver Commemorative Mercury Dime...but you're right, the Mint is only striking these in gold.

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