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I went hunting for the most beautiful toned SLQ I could find ....

WingedLiberty1957WingedLiberty1957 Posts: 2,965 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited June 8, 2022 1:32AM in U.S. Coin Forum

The Standing Liberty Quarter has always been a favorite of mine. So I was poking around on CoinFacts, trying to come up with the most beautifully toned example I could find. I was surprised how hard it was to find especially pretty rainbow examples. There was some great toning, but not as smooth or spot free as you get in other 20th century series. I did toss in a few non-toned examples that struck me. I wonder if in this series you are almost better off going for white examples. The grades on the following range from MS67 t0 MS68+. I ordered them by date/mint. I think my favorite might be the 1924, it's not the most colorful, but very close to perfection in my eyes. The most vibrant color is on one of the 1927-D's, but it's a bit splotchy. The 1919-S and 1929-S are both pretty nice and would rank high in my book. What do you all think? Which is your favorite?














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    Eldorado9Eldorado9 Posts: 2,165 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Those are fantastic examples! I like the 1929 second from the bottom Amazing. Always loved the SLQ's, as the design is really unique. Here is my 1917....I opted for a mainly white one, but like you, love the color.

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,552 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow. That's a chunk of change. The 17D and 29S are my favorite of the group. Do you know who owns them?
    Jim


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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @WingedLiberty1957.... Of the one's you posted, I like the 1917 (43076269) the best. And that
    1917 posted by @Eldorado9 is really great. Cheers, RickO

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    crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,898 ✭✭✭✭✭

    WHOA! Those are some seriously beautiful pieces my coin brother😳
    If I had to pick just one of the coins as my favorite it would be a tough task. But, with that said I’ll have to go with the 20-S as it is a standout.
    VERY beautiful, all of ‘em.
    Congratulations on such a beautiful set👍

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    erwindocerwindoc Posts: 4,942 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 7, 2022 11:14AM

    I have dabbled with color in this set and it is really difficult to find attractive colors. This is the most beautiful one in my collection. Beautiful blue colors around liberty and the eagle. This image does not do it justice in hand and I accidentally deleted the larger images.

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    amwldcoinamwldcoin Posts: 11,269 ✭✭✭✭✭

    From the pictures I think I like the 17-S T1 the best. Tis tough to choose!

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    CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hard to say given that the TV's may not be very accurate. So, while several look nice, I don't want to choose since the color as presented may be unreliable.

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    justmenutty72justmenutty72 Posts: 394 ✭✭✭

    I’ll take the ‘16 and ‘27-S. Not the nicest of the group, but I’ll take ‘em due to their rarity. 👌

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    RichieURichRichieURich Posts: 8,389 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The 20-S and 27-D are certainly extremely well-toned with nice coloration and quite rare as such. I have not seen any toned this nice in hand.

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    jughead1893jughead1893 Posts: 1,215 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Every coin posted is beautiful! I've always liked SLQ's in white so I'm going with the 17 t2 for my favorite.Great thread !

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    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 15,064 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What Beautiful Specimens of fine art!
    <3

    @ricko said:
    @WingedLiberty1957.... Of the one's you posted, I like the 1917...

    Why RickO, well, it's a start.
    :D

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    WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 9,063 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The 1916 is sick, if I'm reading correctly...

    I also like the 1920, 1927 and 1929.

    All stellar!!

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    LeeBoneLeeBone Posts: 4,352 ✭✭✭✭✭

    WOW! :o
    Great looking coins.
    Here is one that I used to own.


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    ElmerFusterpuckElmerFusterpuck Posts: 4,681 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You don't see these toned up as much as the Barber and Washington quarters for some reason. Nice examples!

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    david3142david3142 Posts: 3,451 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 7, 2022 4:28PM

    Those are some gorgeous SLQs! @AuroraBorealis had two excellent ones although I believe both grade 66. Both are shown above with consecutive Cert numbers (posted while I was writing this). Here’s a video of my avatar coin that is a 66*

    https://www.instagram.com/tv/CbbPsq6gvRT/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

    I have another one in 67+:

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    MartinMartin Posts: 871 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @WingedLiberty1957 Nice thread. I'm going with the two 17's in your post. If its a give away I'll take the 16. :)

    Martin

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    crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,898 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here’s one I was after for about 4 years and finally purchased from my good friend, @clarkbar04 . I very much appreciate him selling it to me.

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    DelawareDoonsDelawareDoons Posts: 3,374 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @david3142 said:
    Those are some gorgeous SLQs! @AuroraBorealis had two excellent ones although I believe both grade 66. Both are shown above with consecutive Cert numbers (posted while I was writing this). Here’s a video of my avatar coin that is a 66*

    https://www.instagram.com/tv/CbbPsq6gvRT/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

    I have another one in 67+:

    There's a whole bunch toned like that probably from an original roll. I'll show them later if somebody quotes me and reminds me tomorrow.

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    DelawareDoonsDelawareDoons Posts: 3,374 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 7, 2022 8:52PM

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    DelawareDoonsDelawareDoons Posts: 3,374 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @david3142 said:
    Those are some gorgeous SLQs! @AuroraBorealis had two excellent ones although I believe both grade 66. Both are shown above with consecutive Cert numbers (posted while I was writing this). Here’s a video of my avatar coin that is a 66*

    I have another one in 67+:

    Here are its friends. Offered without comment or criticism at anybody. All active certs as far as I can tell.

    68's

    67+'s






    67's



    66's




    Draw your own conclusions. I'm sure a few of these have been further regraded since.

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    david3142david3142 Posts: 3,451 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 7, 2022 9:12PM

    Thanks for posting these @DelawareDoons. My conclusion is that I should probably get all those duplicates taken down and help the perceived rarity of my coin! That 68 is a recent upgrade (which means mine is no longer tied for top pop anyway). In my opinion the two best of the group were both 66 at one point and are now 67+. The 68 has the least attractive toning and a big hit at the top of the leg.

    It’s funny that my coin is actually all 3 of the MS67s above. At one point it was stickered at that level too (or possibly as a 67+) but it was not reapplied before I won it some years ago.

    It’s a remarkable group and I would love to know how they were discovered. It’s only for 1920 that SLQs like these exist.

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    DelawareDoonsDelawareDoons Posts: 3,374 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @david3142 said:
    Thanks for posting these @DelawareDoons. My conclusion is that I should probably get all those duplicates taken down and help the perceived rarity of my coin! That 68 is a recent upgrade (which means mine is no longer tied for top pop anyway). In my opinion the two best of the group were both 66 at one point and are now 67+. The 68 has the least attractive toning and a big hit at the top of the leg.

    It’s funny that my coin is actually all 3 of the MS67s above. At one point it was stickered at that level too (or possibly as a 67+) but it was not reapplied before I won it some years ago.

    It’s a remarkable group and I would love to know how they were discovered. It’s only for 1920 that SLQs like these exist.

    After reviewing, I'm guessing they were pulled out of an old album from a cherrypicking collector of the time. Remarkable group and yours certainly stands out even within the group, to me.

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    jomjom Posts: 3,413 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I remember seeing a 1920 like that thru the years...and I thought it was just ONE coin. Yikes!

    From a roll?

    jom

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    WingedLiberty1957WingedLiberty1957 Posts: 2,965 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 8, 2022 1:36AM

    @bolivarshagnasty said:
    I like the subtle rim toning of the '24 and '29. I jumped at the chance to own the late DPooles white hammered example though.

    That might be the most detailed head I've ever seen ... You can even see detals of the eye area very clearly. Lets call that Full Full Head (FFH)!

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