Standing Liberty Quarter

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Standing Liberty Quarter front
Standing Liberty Quarter back
  • Herman A. MacNeil's original design of this coin included a bare-breasted Liberty, which called for a redesign. MacNeil cloaked the newly redesigned Liberty in a coat of mail covered by her flowing dress.
  • The front, or obverse, features Liberty holding the olive branch of peace in her right hand and a shield with rivets in her left. Two rows of stars, representing the original 13 colonies, bracket her lower body.
  • The obverse also includes 13 stars, along with the motto "In God We Trust."
  • The reverse features the eagle partly surrounded by 13 stars, representing the original 13 colonies. The motto "E Pluribus Unum," which means "Out of Many, One," appears between the eagle's wings.