Some experts contended that the model was Maria Teresa Carafelli, wife of the coin's designer, Antonio de Francisci, who had immigrated to America in 1905 and studied under several sculptors known for their designs of US coins of other denominations: James Fraser (the Buffalo Nickel, 1913-1935), Hermon MacNeil (the Standing Liberty
Quarter, 1916-1930), Adolph Weinman (the Mercury Dime, 1916-1945), and Augustus Saint-Gaudens (the $20 Double Eagle, 1907-1933).
A Guide Book of Mercury Dimes, Standing Liberty Quarters, and Liberty Walking Half Dollars
Coin collectors seeking specific guides will welcome over three hundred pages of pricing, grading directions, history and collector insights to the mercury dime, standing liberty quarter and liberty walking half dollars, which were minted between 1916 and 1947 and can be found in many old-time collections.
A Guide Book of Mercury Dimes, Standing Liberty
Quarters, and Liberty Walking Half Dollars: 1916-1947: A Complete History and Price Guide
Old coins such as the Indian Head cent (1858-1909); the V nickel (1883-1913), featuring a large Roman numeral V on its reverse side to delineate the denomination; and the Standing Liberty
quarter (1916-1930), with its stationary Lady Liberty, still turned up during the war in handfuls of change.
I found at least one coin in our garden each of the next six planting seasons, including three Liberty Head nickels (1898, 1900, 1902), a Standing Liberty
quarter (1903), a few more Indian Head pennies, and several others.
With the demise of the last standing Liberty
Tree--a massive tulip-poplar in Maryland--AMERICAN FORESTS has undertaken a new campaign based on an old idea.
The Standing Liberty
quarter was altered in 1917 because some people were offended by Lady Liberty revealing a breast (similar to John Ashcroft's hangup over Capitol statuary).
Cline's "Standing Liberty
Quarters" continues to be the best single volume authority for collectors and dealers on the subject.