Standing Liberty Quarter (Type 2)
The second type of Standing Liberty Quarter was very similar to the first. These coins were struck between 1917 and 1924. The two noticeable differences were that Liberty’s exposed breast (on Type 1) is now covered with chain mail, and also three stars were placed below the eagle on the reverse.
The obverse design features a frontal view of Liberty in a standing position. It is reminiscent of an ancient Greek sculpture. Her left arm is raised and carries a shield. Drapery is being drawn from the shield by her right hand, while the same hand
holds an olive branch. The inscription "LIBERTY" is at the top of the obverse, while the date is below. The motto "IN GOD WE TRVST" shows on both sides of Liberty.
The reverse of these silver coins shows an American eagle, in flight. The inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and motto "E PLURIBUS UNUM" are above, while the denomination "QUARTER DOLLAR" is below. The type 2 quarter has three stars below the eagle, while type 1 coins do not.
Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Weight: 6.25 grams
Comp: 90.0% Silver, 10.0% Copper
Standing Liberty Quarter (Type 2) to Quarters
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