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: $5.00

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 at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $5.00. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $27.63 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 $4,250 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $7,500. In extremely fine condition the value is around $10,000. In uncirculated condition the price is around $13,500 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $17,500.

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