Welcome! Log In Create A New Profile

Advanced

Finding a Standing Liberty Quarter ...thinking

March 23, 2020 12:53PM avatar
The Seated Liberty Quarters were minted from 1836 to 1891, spanning 56 years. They were followed by Barber Quarters which were made from 1892 to 1916 totaling 25 years of production. The 'newer' Standing Liberty Quarters were minted from the overlap-year of 1916 thru 1930, for a mintage of 15 years. I guess that's why we find fewer Standing Liberty Quarters, or at least that's one of the reasons.

Another reason is that while they were fewer in number and minted for a shorter length of time, they DID have a better chance of being lost at all the typical activity places, such as parks and picnic areas and all those places metal detecting hobbyists started hunting in the mid-to-late '60s, and the hobby surged in and through the '70s and '80s. Being the last of those Quarters minted and in-use before the Washington Quarters started in 1932, it stands to reason more of them were lost and, for those of us who got an early introduction to having a lot of fun with a detector in-hand ... a huge percentage of them were found.

Another point to consider is that many of them were melted down or sold to bulk silver buyers because the Standing Liberty Quarters are well known for being worn-down quickly and losing their date and a lot of detail. That made them of little collectible interest so the worn and ugly-looking uncollectable coins were melted.

Now, they are more difficult to find in all the regular-use and very hard-hunted sites. Most of them I have found in the last twenty years have some from places like private yards and renovation work in former dwelling sites; older-use locations that were CCC Camps, Dance Hall sites, etc., and the nicest looking specimen I found since back in the '70s was from an 'overlook' area where people took in the view of a river and amusement park below or watched fireworks displays on the 4th of July.

Just keep finding any of those former activity sites from that era and you'll increase your odds of finding a nice Standing Liberty Quarter.

Monte

"Your EYES ... the only 100% accurate form of Discrimination!"

Stinkwater Wells Trading Post
Metal Detector Evaluations and Product Reviews
monte@ahrps.org ... or ... monte@stinkwaterwells.com
503-481-8147
Detectors: Vista 'X' / Vanquish 540 / CoRe, Relic & Simplex + / Bandido II ┬ÁMAX & Silver Sabre ┬ÁMAX / XLT / ORX
Pinpointers: Pulse-Dive .. Headphones: Killer B's 'Hornet' & 'Wasp' ... White's 'Pro Star'
Note: Detectors are listed alphabetically by Brand. Models are chosen based on search site conditions.
*** All working well today to make memories for tomorrow. ***
Subject Author Views Posted

Sometimes it almost hurts to loan a detector to someone.

Monte 211 March 23, 2020 08:35AM

The fellow is still finding stuff at the lot.

Monte 101 March 25, 2020 04:33PM

Re: Sometimes it almost hurts to loan a detector to someone.

SvenS 95 March 25, 2020 03:49PM

Re: Sometimes it almost hurts to loan a detector to someone.

jmaryt 81 March 25, 2020 07:30PM

Re: Sometimes it almost hurts to loan a detector to someone.

Goondock 81 March 25, 2020 11:57AM

You never know who will run the coil over something.

Sodbuster 106 March 24, 2020 11:45AM

A really good story, Mike. I enjoyed that. Still have the Inca? N/T

Monte 95 March 24, 2020 12:12PM

Re: A really good story, Mike. I enjoyed that. Still have the Inca?

Sodbuster 80 March 25, 2020 07:30AM

Yes, the Inca was, and still can be a Relic Hunter.

Monte 82 March 25, 2020 07:55AM

Re: Sometimes it almost hurts to loan a detector to someone.

Kickindirt 131 March 23, 2020 03:51PM

Re: Good deads do NOT go unrewarded!

Dan'o 98 March 24, 2020 07:18AM

Re: Sometimes it almost hurts to loan a detector to someone.

D&P-OR 106 March 23, 2020 04:53PM

Re: Sometimes it almost hurts to loan a detector to someone.

Elbert 130 March 23, 2020 09:04AM

Back to you, El, about the Vanquish.

Monte 109 March 24, 2020 12:09PM

Thanks Monte N/T

Elbert 66 March 24, 2020 12:24PM

Re: Sometimes

Remfire 125 March 23, 2020 09:29AM

Finding a Standing Liberty Quarter ...thinking

Monte 130 March 23, 2020 12:53PM

Re: Sometimes

Elbert 119 March 23, 2020 11:29AM

Another Convert

UtahRich 127 March 23, 2020 08:42AM



Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 16
Record Number of Users: 13 on January 18, 2018
Record Number of Guests: 302 on March 10, 2018