The 1916 Standing Liberty quarters are very rare and they command high prices. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1916 Standing Liberty Quarter

Specifications

Type: Standing Liberty Quarter
Year: 1916
Face Value: $0.25
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .18084 oz.
Total Weight: 6.25 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $3.05

There is no mint mark for this coin and it was only minted in Philadelphia. 1916 D quarters or 1916 S quarters do not exist.

Date Minted Location Quantity Minted
1916 Philadelphia 52,000

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth a lot more than its weight in silver. But just for reference, the silver melt value for this coin is $3.05 as of November 14, 2019. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $16.85 per ounce.

A 1916 Standing Liberty quarter in any condition will be valuable. However the value rises significantly with each small increase in grade. This coin is worth around $3,000 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $7,000 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $9,000. In uncirculated condition the price is around $12,500 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $15,000.

Note that this is a collectible numismatic coin so therefore the value will change based on the collector's market and the overall economy.

Grading System

Good- The date and the letters are readable. The top of the date is worn. Liberty's toes and right leg are completely worn. There is a lot of wear on Liberty's left leg and the drapery lines.

Very fine- The garmet line across liberty's leg looks worn, but it's visible at the sides.

Extremely fine- Only the high spots are flattened. Liberty's toes look sharp. The drapery lines across Liberty's right leg are clearly visible.

MS 60 uncirculated- There are no signs of wear. The coin has luster, but there may be a few stains, abrasions, or surface marks.

MS 63 choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1917 Quarter