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The Bare-Breasted Standing Liberty Quarter

Learn the Story of the Bare-Breasted Standing Liberty Quarter

The Bare-Breasted Standing Liberty Quarter caused outrage among the populace when it was released in 1917.  These enlarged images of the bare-breasted coin and its redesigned version will allow you to judge for yourself whether the coin is "obscene" or not.

1917 Bare-Breasted Standing Liberty Quarter

The photo above shows the obverse and reverse of the Bare-Breasted Standing Liberty Quarter (Type 1) dated 1917.

Redesigned 1918 Standing Liberty Quarter with covered breast.

In the above photo, you see the redesigned (Type 2) Standing Liberty Quarter.  This specimen was minted in 1918.  Note the 3 stars below the eagle.

Detail of the bared-breasted and the covered breast designs of the Standing Liberty Quarter.

In the detail image above, you can compare the Type 1 (bare-breasted) to the Type 2 (chain-mail covered) bodice of Miss Liberty.

Return to the full story of the Bare-Breasted Standing Liberty Quarter.

All coin photography on this page is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries.

 

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