The bill passed the House, and became law bare breasted liberty quarter July 9, Malburn sent McAdoo a memorandum about the silver subsidiary coinage, noting that "the present silver half dollar, quarter, and dime were changed inand a new design may, therefore, be adopted in Owen represented that the change was needed because the coins would not stack. Mint officials had hoped not to strike any Barber pieces inbut eventually had to do so in large quantities to satisfy the need.
Small quantities of the new quarters were available, however, to officials and to prominent numismatists. MacNeil, who had no idea the Mint was changing his designs, requested permission to visit the Mint on October 24 to discuss the conversion of his approved models into actual coins. The quarter would have its weight and fineness inscribed on the obverse, and thus would technically be a bullion coin.
Barber keeps his objections to himself while Mr. They did decide that the Mint could make the shield clearer, and approved the design with that instruction. Ashbrook was not only chairman of the House Committee on Coinage, Weights and Measures, he was a noted coin collector.
If Liberty was going to stand up to her foes, she should do so fully-protected—not 'naked to her enemies. If, however, a change is made we all hope that more serviceable and satisfactory coins are produced than the recent Saint-Gaudens double eagle and eagle and the Pratt half and quarter eagle. MacNeil submitted a militaristic design that showed Liberty on guard against attacks.
The Standing Liberty quarter is the only 20th-century regular issue US coin for which no proof coins were struck. No records of his visit are extant, but von Engelken telephoned from Washington to Philadelphia the same day to ensure that the new quarters did not leave the Mint.
Flowing Hair —95 Draped Bust — , c. Most Valuable Standing Liberty Quarters.