About 1926 Quarters
If you have gazed at the Abundance statue in the Pulitzer Fountain at Manhattan's Plaza Hotel, you also saw the model of the 1926 Standing Liberty Quarter. Actress and model Doris Doscher posed as the goddess of Liberty for sculptor and coin designer Hermon Atkins MacNeil. This silver coin was issued from 1916 to 1930, minted in Denver, San Francisco, and Philadelphia. On the obverse, Liberty holds a round shield in her draped left hand and an olive branch in her right hand. Thirteen stars border her legs, just below "In God We Trust." "Liberty" is struck along the top of the coin. The reverse shows an eagle in flight, surrounded by 13 stars. The top reads "United States of America," and the bottom reads "Quarter Dollar." The 1926 quarter dollar was issued toward the end of its release; no quarters were struck in 1931 until the Washington quarter's issuance in 1932. For this intriguing addition to your collection, look for a 1926 D Standing Liberty quarter from reliable sellers on eBay in a variety of conditions. Designed during the depths of World War I, the 1926 Standing Liberty quarter depicted the country's peaceful aspirations and willingness to defend itself.