With Veterans Day coming soon and the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1 on November 11, 1918 coming next year, I thought to focus on some of the events that led to to World War 1 and in particular the Emperor of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Today's Veterans Day holiday has it's roots in Armistice Day on November 11, 1918.
Here is my example of a 1917-D Standing Liberty Quarter MS-63 FH Type 1. We all should know what the MS 63 means. The FH stands for Fulll Head. A very desirable attribution in this type coin. It simply means Miss Liberties entire head is showing with no wear. The Type 1 is a little different. In 1916 the first issue came out. It was designed by Herman A. MacNeil. It came out with her right breast exposed. This coin was a very popular coin but some of the more, shall we say pious, people were shocked. Apparently, they complained to the right people and petitioned for a change. This came about in mid 1917 with chain mail covering her up. It also created a new arrangement of the stars on the reverse and the eagle is placed higher. This is now called a Type 2. My coin still is the original 1916 design and is called a Type 1. In 1925 a indentation was made around the date to help it from wearing out so quickly, which was a problem on earlier issues. I am very pleased and lucky to have this specimen and hope you enjoy it as much as I do. It has some beautiful toning that I hope shows in the Photographs. I look forward to any comments. Thanks for looking!!