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    1916 Standing Liberty Quarter
    Lustrous MS64 Full Head

    1916 25C MS64 Full Head PCGS. The ambitious type collector of Standing Liberty quarters may wish to make a distinction between the 1916 and 1917 Type One issues. J.H. Cline was one of the more outspoken opinions on this matter. In Standing Liberty Quarters, fourth edition, the series specialist wrote:

    "I would like to go on record concerning the 1916/1917 Type I's. Calling them both Type I is an atrocity with a complete disregard for the difference in the head design of the two pieces. Perhaps 1916 Type I-A and 1917 Type I-B would be appropriate."



    The designs are different in several minute aspects, as the entire obverse design was reworked for the 1917 hub. In addition to the styling of Liberty's hair, there were minute changes to the gown folds, the sash, the closeness of Liberty's head to the upper rim, and even the general shape of the breast. But perhaps the most significant difference is that the 1916 design was never intended to be the finished product. This issue was struck in an effort to begin production of the new Standing Liberty type on schedule -- before the end of the calendar year -- even though the final adjustments to the design had not yet been made.

    Few MS64 examples display the unfinished 1916 design as attractively as the present. This Full Head coin is struck to the full extent of the dies and offers satiny mint luster with delicate champagne toning. Series specialist will recognize the scarcity of a 1916 with this much eye appeal.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 2AMV, PCGS# 5705)

    Weight: 6.25 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    August, 2017
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