As one of our most beautiful coin designs, the Standing Liberty quarter is very popular with collectors today. The first coins were minted on December 16, 1916, and the series continued through 1930, during which time just 226 million coins were struck at three different mints: Philadelphia (no mintmark), San Francisco (S), and Denver (D). Each of these vintage coins contains 6.3 grams of .900 fine silver.
In this complete Philadelphia, San Francisco and Denver set, you’ll find the Mint Mark just to the left of the coins’ date. The designer's initial M (for Hermon MacNeil) is to the right of the date. No coins were struck in 1922, and no proofs were authorized, although several satin-finish proofs of 1916 and 1917 are rumored to exist.
The graceful, flowing lines of this art nouveau style coin are truly truly something to behold. The full standing figure of a thinly-draped Miss Liberty fills out the face of the coin from nearly top to bottom, her figure accented by the thinness of the draped material. Even the coin’s edge is unique, for instead of the often-used edge denticles, the edge was now encircled with bars and dots, in almost a Morse Code effect. On the reverse, a majestic eagle is shown in full flight, surrounded by eight bold stars.
Because these quarters disappeared from circulation almost 80 years ago, the three coins in this mint mark set are rarely seen today even in the finest coin collections. As your assurance of quality and authenticity, each coin has been hand-selected by the American Historic Society and certified to be in VG (very good) condition.
A velveteen display box is included with each set.