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# 1916 - 1930 Standing Liberty Silver Quarter Value (United States)

 U.S. MINT SPECIFICATIONS Denomination: \$0.25 Obverse Image: Standing Lady Liberty Reverse Image: American eagle in flight. Metal Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper Total Weight: 6.25 grams Comments: Liberty carries an upraised shield in her left hand and an olive branch in her right hand; most notably, this coin was the only circulating coin to feature Liberty with a bare breast. Several design changes occured after the initial 1916 release, most notably covering Liberty's chest with chain mail and the addition of three stars on the reverse under the eagle. Many people the design was changed because of a public outcry regarding Liberty's bared breast. [ ? ]

CALCULATING TODAY'S MELT VALUE (USD)
Using the latest metal prices and the specifications above, these are the numbers required to calculate melt value:

\$14.57  =silver price / ounce on Oct 18, 2018.
.90  =silver %
\$2.8237  =copper price / pound on Oct 18, 2018.
.10  =copper %
6.25  =total weight in grams
.0321507466  =ounce/gram conversion factor
.00220462262  =pound/gram conversion factor (see note directly below)

The CME uses pounds to price copper and that means we need to multiply the metal price by .00220462262 to make the conversion to grams. The silver price is based in troy ounces and that means we need to multiply the metal price by .0321507466 to make the conversion to grams.

1. Calculate 90% silver value :

(14.57 × .0321507466 × 6.25 × .90)  =  \$2.6349530184

\$2.6349 is the rounded silver value for the 1916-1930 silver quarter on October 18, 2018. This is usually the value used by coin dealers when selling these coins at melt value. However, the total melt value is continued below.

2. Calculate 10% copper value :

(2.8237 × .00220462262 × 6.25 × .10)  =  \$0.0038906

3. Add the two together :

\$2.6349530184 + \$0.0038906 = \$2.6388436184

\$2.6388436184 is the total melt value for the 1916-1930 silver quarter on October 18, 2018.

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MINTAGE AND COLLECTIBLE VALUE (USD)
 The "Year" column lists the year and mint mark on the coin -- D is for Denver, S is for San Francisco, and P is for Philadelphia. A coin without a mint mark means it was also minted in Philadelphia. The "Mintage" column is the number of coins struck and released by the U.S. Mint. The "Numismatic Value Range" column represents what people typically pay for that type of coin (usually a very wide price range depending on the condition). There was a design transition for Standing Liberty quarters during the 1917 issues, and they can be distinguished by "old" or "new" in the table below.The PCGS price guide on silver Standing Liberty quarters has an updated list of certified coin prices. Mintmark Location: Numismatic Value Range – Based On Condition: Year Mintage Good Fine Extra Fine Uncirculated 1916 Shop 52,000 \$1,950.00 - \$2,250.00 \$4,100.00 - \$4,800.00 \$6,800.00 - \$7,800.00 \$10,000.00 and up 1917 (old) Shop 8,792,000 \$17.50 - \$20.00 \$36.00 - \$40.00 \$65.00 - \$75.00 \$155.00 and up 1917 D (old) Shop 1,509,200 \$23.00 - \$26.00 \$50.00 - \$55.00 \$110.00 - \$125.00 \$195.00 and up 1917 S (old) Shop 1,952,000 \$31.00 - \$35.00 \$55.00 - \$65.00 \$120.00 - \$140.00 \$210.00 and up 1917 (new) Shop 13,880,000 \$19.50 - \$22.50 \$30.00 - \$34.00 \$58.00 - \$65.00 \$115.00 and up 1917 D (new) Shop 6,224,400 \$27.00 - \$31.00 \$55.00 - \$65.00 \$95.00 - \$110.00 \$180.00 and up 1917 S (new) Shop 5,522,000 \$27.00 - \$31.00 \$52.00 - \$60.00 \$100.00 - \$115.00 \$145.00 and up 1918 Shop 14,240,000 \$13.00 - \$15.00 \$19.50 - \$22.50 \$39.00 - \$44.00 \$95.00 and up 1918 D Shop 7,380,000 \$19.50 - \$22.50 \$45.00 - \$50.00 \$90.00 - \$105.00 \$195.00 and up 1918 S Shop 11,072,000 \$13.00 - \$15.00 \$23.00 - \$26.00 \$38.00 - \$43.00 \$135.00 and up 1919 Shop 11,324,000 \$25.00 - \$28.00 \$42.00 - \$48.00 \$65.00 - \$75.00 \$115.00 and up 1919 D Shop 1,944,000 \$52.00 - \$60.00 \$115.00 - \$130.00 \$400.00 - \$450.00 \$850.00 and up 1919 S Shop 1,836,000 \$60.00 - \$70.00 \$120.00 - \$140.00 \$340.00 - \$390.00 \$800.00 and up 1920 Shop 27,860,000 \$12.00 - \$13.50 \$19.50 - \$22.50 \$47.50 - \$55.00 \$110.00 and up 1920 D Shop 3,586,400 \$32.00 - \$36.00 \$55.00 - \$65.00 \$135.00 - \$155.00 \$225.00 and up 1920 S Shop 6,380,000 \$15.00 - \$17.00 \$23.00 - \$26.00 \$47.50 - \$55.00 \$210.00 and up 1921 Shop 1,916,000 \$125.00 - \$140.00 \$290.00 - \$335.00 \$575.00 - \$650.00 \$1,100.00 and up 1923 Shop 9,716,000 \$12.00 - \$13.50 \$23.00 - \$26.00 \$45.00 - \$50.00 \$100.00 and up 1923 S Shop 1,360,000 \$250.00 - \$290.00 \$450.00 - \$525.00 \$875.00 - \$1,000.00 \$1,700.00 and up 1924 Shop 10,920,000 \$12.00 - \$13.50 \$16.00 - \$19.00 \$45.00 - \$50.00 \$110.00 and up 1924 D Shop 3,112,000 \$40.00 - \$45.00 \$65.00 - \$75.00 \$130.00 - \$150.00 \$210.00 and up 1924 S Shop 2,860,000 \$19.50 - \$22.50 \$27.00 - \$31.00 \$75.00 - \$85.00 \$185.00 and up 1925 Shop 12,280,000 \$3.50 - \$4.00 \$6.50 - \$7.50 \$22.00 - \$25.00 \$80.00 and up 1926 Shop 11,316,000 \$3.50 - \$4.00 \$6.50 - \$7.50 \$22.00 - \$25.00 \$80.00 and up 1926 D Shop 1,716,000 \$5.50 - \$6.50 \$13.00 - \$15.00 \$45.00 - \$50.00 \$80.00 and up 1926 S Shop 2,700,000 \$5.50 - \$6.50 \$10.00 - \$11.00 \$72.00 - \$82.00 \$210.00 and up 1927 Shop 11,912,800 \$3.50 - \$4.00 \$6.50 - \$7.50 \$22.00 - \$25.00 \$80.00 and up 1927 D Shop 976,400 \$12.00 - \$13.50 \$23.00 - \$26.00 \$95.00 - \$110.00 \$195.00 and up 1927 S Shop 396,000 \$30.00 - \$34.00 \$75.00 - \$85.00 \$700.00 - \$825.00 \$3,100.00 and up 1928 Shop 6,336,000 \$3.50 - \$4.00 \$6.50 - \$7.50 \$22.00 - \$25.00 \$80.00 and up 1928 D Shop 1,627,600 \$3.50 - \$4.00 \$8.00 - \$9.00 \$28.00 - \$32.00 \$80.00 and up 1928 S Shop 2,644,000 \$3.50 - \$4.00 \$8.00 - \$9.00 \$28.00 - \$32.00 \$80.00 and up 1929 Shop 11,140,000 \$3.50 - \$4.00 \$6.50 - \$7.50 \$22.00 - \$25.00 \$80.00 and up 1929 D Shop 1,358,000 \$3.75 - \$4.50 \$8.50 - \$9.50 \$25.00 - \$28.00 \$80.00 and up 1929 S Shop 1,764,000 \$3.50 - \$4.00 \$6.50 - \$7.50 \$22.00 - \$25.00 \$80.00 and up 1930 Shop 5,632,200 \$3.50 - \$4.00 \$6.50 - \$7.50 \$22.00 - \$25.00 \$80.00 and up 1930 S Shop 1,556,000 \$3.50 - \$4.00 \$6.50 - \$7.50 \$22.00 - \$25.00 \$80.00 and up If you're interested in learning more about grading coins, Photograde is an excellent resource.

EBAY AUCTIONS - SILVER STANDING LIBERTY QUARTERS ONLY
 I believe that the old saying, "A coin is only worth what someone will pay for it," is absolutely true. I prefer eBay because it displays what people are actually paying for coins. Monthly coin price magazines and online price lists may not reflect current market conditions because they don't demonstrate what people are actually willing to pay. View all silver Standing Liberty Quarter auctions or those with the least time left (below).

 CHARTS Long-term metal price charts for the silver Standing Liberty quarter: