The US Mint has been tasked with producing the coinage of the United States since shortly after the country was founded. Through the years this world-renowned mint has produced many beautiful coins, but few more so than the Standing Liberty Quarter. Minted throughout the early 20th century, Standing Liberty Quarters that have survived the years are of incredible value to collectors.
Standing Liberty Quarters, regardless of their condition, are a prized catch for any collector, but it must be stated that collectors without a doubt only want to get their hands on those coins that have been well-preserved through the years. Unfortunately, because of how popular these coins were to use, not many have survived in great shape.
When it comes to the Standing Liberty Quarter or any other coin that is more than 85 years old, collectors will always closely analyze the coin’s condition. Because no one wants a collection full of tarnished, beaten up coins, it makes sense that collectors are very concerned with how well-preserved their coins are.
In many cases, a person who wants to find out more about the condition of a given coin will send that coin away for grading. Knowing that not everyone has the time and money to send their coins away for grading, we have provided below an outline of the different coin grades and their related characteristics.
Uncirculated: An Uncirculated coin is one that has spent no time exchanging hands and has instead been kept in safekeeping throughout the entirety of its life. Thanks to this preservation, these coins appear to be perfect and honestly look as though they were just minted. Naturally, Uncirculated Standing Liberty Quarters are by far the most highly sought after by collectors.
Extremely Fine: An Extremely Fine coin is one that was circulated for only a short period of time. Thanks to this, the coins falling under this grade appear to be mostly pristine, with all imagery and texture fully intact. Under close inspection, you will be able to make out some small imperfections, but nothing major.
Fine: A coin that is graded as being Fine is one that was in circulation for a moderate period of time. During its time in circulation, the coin will have been subjected to a good amount of wear and tear. Light scratching is the most commonly found imperfection, but the types of damage you will find can vary dramatically from coin to coin.
Good: This grade is given to those coins that have been fairly heavily circulated and are in rough shape. Though you are still able to make out the imagery and inscriptions with relative ease, the overall texture of the coin will have likely been worn down considerably.
When it comes to trying to determine a price for the 1929 Standing Liberty Quarter, or any other Quarter for that matter, the first thing you must look at is the condition of the coin. Condition means everything to collectors so it only follows that those well-preserved pieces will sell for the highest prices. Secondly, because there were multiple types of Quarters produced annually, the exact type of coin also plays into how much the asking price will be. Below is a chart aimed at giving you a better idea of what you can expect to pay for a 1929 Standing Liberty Quarter given its grade and type.
Standing Liberty Quarters
|1929 Standing Liberty Quarter||$7.50||$9||$35||$80|
|1929 Standing Liberty Quarter (D)||$7.50||$9||$40||$80|
|1929 Standing Liberty Quarter (S)||$7.50||$9||$35||$80||Source: Red Book|