In 1916, a national competition was held to design a new quarter that would represent the nation’s growing interest in its own protection. Hermon Atkins MacNeil’s “Standing Liberty” design was chosen. His art nouveau-inspired creation featured Lady Liberty . . . her flowing gown falling from her shoulder, leaving her right breast exposed.
In her left hand is a shield, representing her readiness to defend, and in her right, an olive branch symbolizing a desire for peace. The coin was a magnificent work of classic Greek design that was praised for its beauty, even as it was being condemned as “obscene” for Liberty’s bare breast. By 1917, political pressure from religious leaders forced a redesign to cover up the exposure with a chain mail suit of armor.
With only 52,000 produced, 1916 “Standing Liberty Type I” Quarters – with an exposed Lady Liberty – have become very difficult to find and, depending on the condition, can sell for tens of thousands of dollars.
Make Our Beautiful 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter Replica a Part of Your Collection
Now you can add a silver-plated replica of this historic coin to your collection. Available exclusively from American Mint, this exquisite replica is luxuriously plated in .999 pure silver and features a highly detailed engraving of Hermon A. MacNeil’s controversial “bare-breasted” Lady Liberty.
The coin's reverse includes a stunning depiction of an eagle in flight. We've limited the minting of this proof-quality masterpiece to only 9999 complete collections, so be sure to order yours while the supply lasts. You will also receive a Certificate of Authenticity that certifies the size and materials and provides an array of interesting facts about the item.
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The 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter is yet another example of our privately minted coins and coin sets that deliver the best value to new and experienced collectors alike. Our experts go the extra mile to create and assemble superior collections you'll be proud to display in your home or office. And with our affordable pricing, we make it easy to build a fabulous collection without spending a lot of money.
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