A Great Historical Overview on the History of the Standing Liberty Quarter

 as Mint engravers previously focused on the mechanical suitability of a design rather than its artistry. So, departing from the Mint’s hundred-plus-year tradition, Roosevelt set America’s foremost sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens to the task. In 1907, Saint-Gaudens produced his namesake Twenty-Dollar and gorgeous Ten-Dollar Gold designs. Bela L. Pratt was recruited to work on the two minor Gold denominations. Victor D. Brenner and James E. Fraser were also chosen outright for their respective designs for the Cent and Nickel, and it was not until 1915 a competition was held among prominent artists of the day for the Dime, Quarter and Half Dollar designs that would replace the Barber Type.”

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