Standing Liberty type (Type I)

U.S. Federal Issue
1917
Designed and engraved by Hermon Atkins MacNeil (American, 1866–1947)


Mint: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Accession Number

2004.818

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Jan and Warren Adelson Gallery (Gallery 221)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Coins

Variety 1 with the breast of Liberty exposed. Obv: Figure of Liberty with shield and olive branch standing between pedestals on which are 13 stars, IN GOD WE TRUST with LIBERTY above, date below.
Rev: Flying eagle, 13 stars, E PLURIBUS UNUM and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and QUARTER DOLLAR.

Provenance

Collected by Sidney A. Wien (1902-1962), Atlanta, Georgia, between the mid-1940's and 1962; by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse, in 1962; to the MFA in November 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse.

Credit Line

The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse