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    1916 Standing Liberty Quarter, MS65
    Elusive Full Head Specimen

    1916 25C MS65 Full Head NGC. Hermon MacNeil's depiction of Liberty appeared on the quarter dollar for the first time in December 1916, after months of design revisions and modifications at the hands of the Mint's engraving department. The new designs for the dime and half dollar were already in production by the time the quarter dollar got its approval for coinage. Only 52,000 examples of the twenty five cent denomination were struck with the 1916 date. As a result, the 1916 Standing Liberty quarter is the rarest date of the series and examples are prized by collectors in all grades.

    This is a delightful Gem with well-detailed design elements and Full Head definition, which is seldom seen on the 1916. Finely textured luster on both sides highlights a few hints of pale golden toning to enhance the eye appeal. A couple of tiny ticks on Liberty's knee are not bothersome. Census: 53 in 65 (2 in 65+ Full Head, 2 in 65 ), 24 finer (1/20).
    Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 9/2013), lot 6399.(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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