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 1917 "Type I" Standing Liberty Quarter Dollar Obverse     1917 "Type I" Standing Liberty Quarter Dollar Reverse


1917 QUARTER DOLLAR -
"TYPE 1"
(compare with
1917 Quarter Dollar - "Type 2")

PCGS Nos: 5706, 5707

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 8,740,000
Proofs: estimated 10

Designer: Hermon MacNeil

Diameter: ±24.3 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - ±90%
Copper - ±10%

Weight: ±96 grains (±6.3 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) above and to the left of the date

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Notes:
1917 Quarter Dollars come in two versions: Type One and Type Two.  The first Type is a full reflection of the grace and style of Hermon MacNeil's original design.  Urban legend has it that a public outcry arose over Liberty's bared breast, prompting a second Type which covered her in a coat of chain mail.  However, contemporary accounts fail to support the legend and the change may have been made more in response to World War I and America's military posturing.  The two types also differ in the placement of the eagle on the reverse. 

The finest non-Full Head "Type 1" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

The finest Full Head "Type 1" examples graded by PCGS are 45 MS-67's.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-67 Full Head.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1672, illustrated, sold for $3,680.00

PCGS MS-67 Full Head.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8208, illustrated, sold for $3,795.00

NGC MS-67 Full Head.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 611, illustrated, sold for $3,105.00

ICG MS-66 Full Head.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 445, illustrated, sold for $1,495.00

NGC MS-66 Full Head.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6189, not plated, sold for $1,092.50

PCGS MS-66 Full Head.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 693, sold for $1,552.50

NGC MS-66 Full Head.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1640, unsold

Gem Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 350, plated, sold for $517.50

PCGS MS-65 Full Head.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 446, illustrated, sold for $1,092.50

ANACS MS-65 Full Head.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6188, not plated, unsold

NGC MS-65 Full Head.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6187, not plated, sold for $862.50

PCGS MS-65 Full Head.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6186, not plated, sold for $1,150.00

PCGS MS-65 Full Head.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6185, not plated, sold for $977.50

NGC MS-65 Full Head.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5877, not illustrated, not sold

ICG MS-65 Full Head.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 354, illustrated, sold for $1,035.00

MS-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1693, sold for $425.00

MS-65.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1243, sold for $483.00

PCGS MS-65 Full Head.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 265 sold for $920.00

NGC MS-65 Full Head.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 266, sold for $690.00

MS-65 Full Head.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara" Sale, November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5274, "Type One", not illustrated, sold for $776.25

PCGS MS-65 Full Head.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8204, not illustrated, sold for $920.00

PCGS MS-65 Full Head.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8205, not illustrated, sold for $977.50

PCGS MS-65 Full Head.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8206, not illustrated, sold for $1,035.00

PCGS MS-65 Full Head.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8207, not illustrated, sold for $1,006.25

PCGS MS-65 Full Head.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6242, not plated, sold for $1,035.00   From the Alex Highland Collection

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8202, not illustrated, sold for $632.50

NGC MS-64 Full Head.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5875, not illustrated, sold for $471.50

NGC MS-64 Full Head.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5876, not illustrated, sold for $310.50

PCGS MS-64 Full Head.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6184, not plated, sold for $529.00

NGC MS-64 Full Head.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6183, not plated, sold for $920.00

PCGS MS-64 Full Head.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1673, "Type 1", not illustrated, sold for $719.00

MS-64 Full Head.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1674, "Type 1", not illustrated, sold for $368.00

MS-64 Full Head.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1675, "Type 1", not illustrated, sold for $552.00

PCGS MS-64 Full Head.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6241, not plated, sold for $690.00   From the Alex Highland Collection

Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 351, not plated, sold for $299.00

Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 352, not plated, sold for $287.50

PCGS MS-63 Full Head.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1676, "Type 1", not illustrated, sold for $391.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1677, "Type 1", not illustrated, sold for $253.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 809, not plated, sold for $431.25

PCGS MS-62 Full Head.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 612, not illustrated, sold for $195.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 810, not plated, sold for $126.50

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 811, not plated, sold for $172.50

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 168, not plated, sold for $161.00

AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1678, "Type 1", not illustrated, sold for $138.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

 
 

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