Standing Liberty quarters were minted from 1916-1930. These coins have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

1923 Quarter

Standing Liberty Quarter Reverse


Type: Standing Liberty Quarter
Year: 1916-1930
Face Value: $0.25
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .18084 oz.
Total Weight: 6.25 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $5.35


Different series are available. Standing Liberty quarters were minted out of three different locations- Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco. Quarters with no mint mark were minted out of Philadelphia. Quarters with the D mint mark were minted out of Denver. Lastly quarters with the S mint mark were minted out of San Francisco. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the obverse side of the coin on the bottom left side.


Hermon A. MacNeil designed these coins. His initial M can be found diagonally right of the date.

The design on the obverse side of the coin features Lady Liberty. Her left arm is holding up a shield. Her right arm is holding up an olive branch which signifies peace. The reverse side of the coin features a bald eagle in flight.

The design was slightly modified over the years. There were two types minted- type 1 and type 2. Type 1 was minted during the years 1916-1917, and type 2 was minted during the years 1917-1930. The reason for the modification was to cover-up Liberty's exposed breast. The type 2 coins show Liberty wearing chain mail and these coins have three stars below the bald eagle. In addition, a modification was made in 1925 to make the dates more resistant to wear. The recessed dates from 1925-1930 are more durable.


Any Standing Liberty quarter is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for each coin is $5.35. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $29.57 per ounce.

Standing Liberty quarters in circulated condition will sell for a premium above their melt value.

Ultimately, the value of a Standing Liberty quarter will depend on its series and its condition. See the list below to learn the value for any individual coin.



The Red Book

See also:

Barber Quarters