Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Scandal? What Scandal?

I've been hearing rumors of a possibly scandalous coins with Miss Liberty exposed.

When I began collecting coins back in the 1960s, I tried to read everything I could get my hands on and learn as much as possible. I was definitely bitten by the “coin collecting bug” and wanted to know everything I could.

One design I always liked was the design of the Standing Liberty Quarters. There was an allegorical representation of Lady Liberty on the obverse and an eagle on the reverse. But there were two versions of designs that were made for the obverse. The one used in 1916 and in early 1917 displayed Miss Liberty with one exposed breast while the second version had her completely covered, not in flowing robes as she wore in the first design, but instead covered in chainmail armor – quite the major difference.