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Lot 1529

1916 Liberty Standing Quarter Dollar. PCGS graded MS-62 Full Head PQ. CAC Approved. Housed in an Old Green Holder. Well struck for this date. A coin that should be send back to PCGS for a higher grade since the luster and surfaces are really very choice. The standing Liberty quarter was "intended to typify in a measure the awakening interest of the country to its own protection," Mint Director von Engelken said at the time the coins first appeared early in 1917. "In the new design Liberty is shown a full-length figure, front view, with head turned toward the left, stepping forward to the gateway of the country …The left arm of the figure of Liberty is upraised, bearing the shield in the attitude of protection, from which the covering is being drawn. The right hand bears the olive branch of peace." When these were first released in 1916-17, they received favorable numismatic press, and many collectors --the overall number being relatively small at the time -- set aside examples for their collections or as souvenirs. However, because the 1916 issue arrived late in the year, most ended up with the commoner 1917-dated pieces of the new design (PCGS # 5705) .
Estimated Value $12,000 - 13,000.

Realized $21,275

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