The seated liberty quarter was designed by Christian Gobrecht and was minted from 1838 to 1891. The design features the Goddess of Liberty in a flowing dress holding a liberty pole in her left hand. Her right hand rested on a shield that represented being prepared to defend freedom. This design was also featured on the half dime, the dime, the half dollar, and the silver dollar. This Neoclassical inspire design remained quite popular until after the civil war.