Standing Liberty Quarter Values & Prices

How Much Is My Standing Liberty Quarter Worth?

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1927-S Standing Liberty Quarter. Images Courtesy of: Heritage Auction Galleries, Ha.com

This Standing Liberty quarter coin value guide will give you an idea of how much your coin is worth.  The value and price table below displays average coin values based upon the condition of the coin. 

The Standing Liberty quarter was struck by The United States Mint from 1916 until 1930. It replaced the Barber quarter that was minted for the previous 25 years. The Standing Liberty quarter was designed by sculptor Hermon Atkins MacNeil after he won a design competition requested by Director of the Mint Robert W.

Woolley. This was part of an overall redesign of United States coins that included the dime, quarter and half dollar. McNeil's winning design featured Lady Liberty standing between two porticos on the obverse and an eagle in flight on the reverse.

The initial design first struck in 1916 featured Lady Liberty's bare breast. In 1917 with the start of World War I the design was changed where Lady Liberty now wore a chain mail vast to cover her exposed breast. Additionally, the coin's date was raised above the rim of the coin. This led to the date being worn off the coin prematurely. In 1925 the date was recessed so that it was below the rim of the coin. With the Great Depression raging in the United States, no quarters were minted in 1931. It was replaced by the Washington quarter in 1932 to commemorate the bicentennial of his birth.

Market Analysis

Standing Liberty quarters are not widely collected but do enjoy some moderate popularity among intermediate and advanced collectors.

Prices are relatively stable at this time, and even the lowest grade coins tend not to fluctuate with the price of silver as other U.S. coin issues do. Most circulated issues are affordable to the intermediate collector.  If you want top dollar for your Standing Liberty quarters, you need to sort them and organize them so the dealer can quickly see what you have.

Key Dates, Rarities, and Varieties

The following Standing Liberty quarters in any condition, are worth considerable more than common Standing Liberty quarters.  As such, these coins are frequently counterfeit or altered from common Standing Liberty quarters.  Therefore, before you start celebrating your new found money, have the coin authenticated by a reputable coin dealer or third party grading service.

  • 1916
  • 1918-S 18/17 DDO (Doubled Die Obverse; looks like there is a 7 over an 8)
  • 1919-D
  • 1919-S
  • 1921
  • 1923-S

Condition or Grade

If your coin is worn, shows evidence of wear and looks similar to the one illustrated in the link below, it is considered a circulated coin.

If your coin looks similar to the one illustrated in the link below and has no evidence of wear due to being in circulation, it is considered an uncirculated coin.

Mint Marks

Standing Liberty quarters were produced at three different mints: Philadelphia (no mint mark), Denver (D) and San Francisco (S).  As illustrated in the picture link below, the Standing Liberty quarter mint mark is located on the obverse of the coin, near the bottom, just above and to the left of the date.

Type 1, 2 and 3 Standing Liberty Quarters

Approximately halfway through 1917 the obverse and the reverse design on the Standing Liberty quarter was changed.

On the obverse, Lady Liberty's bare breast was covered with a coat of chain-mail. The reverse was changed from having seven stars on the left side of the eagle and six stars on the right side of the eagle, to having five stars on each side of the eagle with three stars underneath the eagle. Looking at the reverse is the easiest way to tell Type 1 from Type 2. Beginning in 1925, the date was recessed below the rim so that the numerals are protected and less likely to wear away. The recessed date sub-type is known as Type 3.

Standing Liberty Quarter Average Values & Prices

The following table lists the buy price (what you can expect to pay to a dealer to purchase the coin) and sell value (what you can expect a dealer to pay you if you sell the coin). The first column lists the date and mint mark (see the photo above) followed by the buy price and the sell value for an average circulated Standing Liberty quarter.

  The next two columns list the buy price and the sell value for an average uncirculated. These are approximate retail prices and wholesale values. The actual offer you receive from a particular coin dealer will vary depending on the actual grade of the coin and a number of other factors that determine its worth.

Date & MintCirculated Uncirculated
BuySell BuySell
1916 *$4,700.00$2,300.00 $15,100.00$10,800.00
1917 TYPE 1$37.00$19.00 $270.00$190.00
1917 D TYPE 1$44.00$22.00 $320.00$210.00
1917 S TYPE 1$44.00$22.00 $410.00$300.00
1917 TYPE 2$21.00$11.00 $190.00$130.00
1917 D TYPE 2$46.00$23.00 $270.00$190.00
1917 S TYPE 2$42.00$22.00 $310.00$210.00
1918$21.00$11.00 $210.00$150.00
1918 D$36.00$18.00 $330.00$230.00
1918 S$23.00$11.00 $310.00$210.00
1918 S 18/17 *$2,300.00$1,200.00 $22,000.00$15,000.00
1919$38.00$19.00 $250.00$170.00
1919 D *$130.00$70.00 $1,500.00$1,000.00
1919 S *$120.00$60.00 $1,600.00$1,200.00
1920$19.00$9.00 $220.00$150.00
1920 D$58.00$30.00 $660.00$460.00
1920 S$24.00$12.00 $610.00$430.00
1921 *$220.00$120.00 $1,700.00$1,200.00
1923$20.00$10.00 $190.00$130.00
1923 S *$410.00$200.00 $2,600.00$1,900.00
1924$19.00$9.00 $190.00$130.00
1924 D$68.00$35.00 $290.00$190.00
1924 S$35.00$18.00 $700.00$510.00
Date & MintCirculated Uncirculated
BuySell BuySell
Type 3 Coins
1925$11.00$7.00 $180.00$130.00
1926$12.00$7.00 $170.00$120.00
1926 D$14.00$6.70 $180.00$120.00
1926 S$12.00$7.00 $710.00$500.00
1927$10.00$7.00 $180.00$130.00
1927 D$15.00$8.00 $300.00$200.00
1927 S$65.00$32.00 $6,000.00$4,300.00
1928$10.00$7.00 $170.00$110.00
1928 D$11.00$7.00 $170.00$120.00
1928 S$10.00$7.00 $180.00$120.00
1929$11.00$7.00 $170.00$130.00
1929 D$10.00$7.00 $170.00$120.00
1929 S$10.00$7.00 $170.00$120.00
1930$10.00$7.00 $190.00$130.00
1930 S$11.00$7.00 $180.00$130.00
1929 S$10.00$7.00 $170.00$120.00
1930$10.00$7.00 $170.00$120.00
1930 S$10.00$7.00 $190.00$130.00
Complete
Date-Mint Set

Total Coins: 34
$6,400.00$3,400.00 $36,500.00$27,000.00
Complete
Date Set

Total Coins: 14
$5,200.00$2,800.00 $19,250.00$13,500.00

*= See the section above "Key Dates, Rarities and Varieties" for more information on these coins.

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