1923 Quarter Dollar – Standing Liberty


The 1923 Quarter Dollar - Standing Liberty

1923 Standing Liberty Quarter Dollar. Designed by Hermon A MacNeil and you can see his initial 'M' on the right of the date.

The Obverse shows Liberty, standing, left arm holding a shield and right arm holding the olive branch of peace.

In 1923 the coins were minted in Philadelphia (no mint mark) and San Francisco ('S'). Mint marks appear just to the left the date. The Philadelphia coin is common and inexpensive; The 1923-S is far more expensive.

The Reverse shows an eagle.

Image credit: M J Hughes Coins


Mintage: 9,716,000 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at US Mint - Philadelphia.
General Description: Standing Liberty Quarter
The Standing Liberty Quarter was minted 1916-1930. The coin was designed by Hermon A MacNeil and you can see his initial 'M' on the right of the date. If a mint mark is present then it is just to the left of the date.

Variety 1, 1916-1917, there is no stars below the eagle.
Variety 2, 1917-1930, there are three stars below the eagle.
From 1917-1924 there was a pedestal date, but 1925-1930 this became a recessed date.

The quarter or quarter dollar, is a USA coin worth 25 cents. The quarter first made an appearance back in 1796 and has been minted in most years since then.

Quarter dollars originated from dividing Spanish milled dollars into eight wedge-shaped segments or "pieces of eight". The quarter is still colloquially referred to as "Two bits".

Originally a 90% silver coin, since 1965 the quarter is Copper-nickel clad copper. Silver Proof versions are often minted for collectors. The current regular quarter has George Washington on the obverse, and in recent years the 50 State Quarters Program and America the Beautiful quarters program have been very popular.

As a rough series guide:

  • Draped Bust 1796–1807
  • Capped Bust 1815–1838
  • Seated Liberty 1838–1891
  • Barber/Liberty Head 1892–1916
  • Standing Liberty 1916–1930
  • Washington 1932–1964, 1992–1998
  • Washington 50 State 1999–2008
  • Washington America the Beautiful 2010–2021
Which Mint: US Mint - Philadelphia
The United States Mint, Philadelphia was founded in 1792. It has a mint mark of 'P' although the early coins minted there do not carry a mint mark. The 'P' was added to most coins after 1980.
Country of Origin: United States of America
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a constitutional federal republic composed of 50 states. It's currency is the Dollar (USD $1) and that is equivalent to 100 cents.

The United States mints many famous coins in gold, silver and lesser metals. The USA has several Mints, such as Philadelphia, San Francisco, West Point (NY) and Denver.

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