So much for the Age of Innocence! Numismatic lore has it that when the original Standing Liberty quarter rolled off the coin presses and into circulation in late 1916 and early 1917, it caused an uproar with straight-laced members of the American public. Lady Liberty was depicted with an exposed breast and thigh, causing outrage among guardians of public modesty.
Partway through 1917, sculptor Herman A. MacNeil modified his design, adding a suit of chain mail to ensure that Lady Liberty was decent and to pacify the more wholesome members of society. This modification created a Type II version of the quarter. We are offering the "so scandalous" original 1917 Type I issue in well-preserved Fine quality. Over 100 years after its release, this coin remains a great favorite among collectors.