Standing Liberty Quarters
The coin was initially met with controversy, as some believed that Lady Liberty’s exposed breast on the obverse was too risqué for a coin. However, the design was ultimately approved and the Standing Liberty quarter was released into circulation.
In 1917, the design was modified to add chain mail to Lady Liberty’s exposed breast, in response to the initial criticism. The reverse was also modified to make the eagle larger and more prominent. The Standing Liberty quarter remained in production until 1930, when it was replaced by the Washington quarter. Today, the coin is highly sought after by collectors and is considered a classic American coin design.