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Lot 1195

1916. NGC graded MS-65 FH. Only 52,000 minted of which merely 10,750 examples are estimated to have survived. A nice white coin. 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."

A sparkling satin-white specimen whose bold cartwheel luster runs rampant across both sides, satiny yet with matte-like surface texture, almost velvety. One of few Gem examples of the rare date struck during the first year of the design type, and a notable rarity from its inception. The addition of a Gem Full Head 1916 Standing Liberty quarter to your collection marks you as an aficionado of the finest order. We imagine heavy bidding competition will be on tap when this beauty makes its presence known on the auction block, especially when one considers that so few of the date have received a finer grade within the FH designation. Quality and rarity combine here in an outstanding manner.

The distribution of the 1916 Standing Liberty quarter may have been somewhat similar to the 1916-D dime. It seems that not many were saved as novelties, perhaps because the much more plentiful 1917 issues were released about the same time and absorbed the demand. Whatever the reason, relatively few were saved. The present sale has many attractions in the field of 20th century coins; this 1916 will certainly be in the front rank. Pop 44; 22 finer, 2 in 65+, 17 in 66, 3 in 67.
Estimated Value $20,000 - 25,000.

Realized $25,300

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