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22 Oct 2017

1917-D STANDING LIBERTY QUARTER

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Here is my example of a 1917-D Standing Liberty Quarter MS-63 FH Type 1. We all should know what the MS 63 means. The FH stands for Fulll Head. A very desirable attribution in this type coin. It simply means Miss Liberties entire head is showing with no wear. The Type 1 is a little different. In 1916 the first issue came out. It was designed by Herman A. MacNeil. It came out with her right breast exposed. This coin was a very popular coin but some of the more, shall we say pious, people were shocked. Apparently, they complained to the right people and petitioned for a change. This came about in mid 1917 with chain mail covering her up. It also created a new arrangement of the stars on the reverse and the eagle is placed higher. This is now called a Type 2. My coin still is the original 1916 design and is called a Type 1. In 1925 a indentation was made around the date to help it from wearing out so quickly, which was a problem on earlier issues. I am very pleased and lucky to have this specimen and hope you enjoy it as much as I do. It has some beautiful toning that I hope shows in the Photographs. I look forward to any comments. Thanks for looking!!

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22 Dec 2015

1917-D Standing Liberty Quarter

Coins | Longstrider

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!!

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