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Standing Liberty Quarters

Standing Liberty Quarters of the United States

The Standing Liberty quarter was designed by Hermon A MacNeil and was minted from 1919 until 1930. The designed caused quite a stir because it showed Liberty with an exposed breast. OK kids, I better give you 2 dimes and a nickel to be safe. The model for the design was Doris Doscher, who later changed her name to Doris Doree for her silent film career. But that became a bone of contention for a while when it was believed that it was actually broadway actress Irene MacDowell. The rumor was that they used Doree name to fool MacNeil’s wife because she was quite jealous of MacDowell. Turned that wasn’t true and it was Doree after all.