1934 25C Heavy Motto MS66

PCGS#: 85794

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: Three obverse hubs were used to produce 1934 Quarter Dollars, as follows:

Light Motto - aka Type of 1932 - IN GOD WE TRUST mushy and indistinct

Medium Motto - aka Type of 1935 - IN GOD WE TRUST stronger, but the letters are thin

Heavy Motto - aka Type of 1936 - IN GOD WE TRUST very strong, the top center of the W is higher than the left and right strokes (diagnostic)

Sources and/or recommended reading:
The Washington Quarters of 1934" by David W. Lange, NUMISMATIST, September 2003, pp. 22-23

Gordon Wrubel: Quickfinder Notes: The letters of the motto "In God We Trust" are thick and rather flattened on the scarce Heavy Motto (Type of 1936) quarter. To further distinguish it from the common Medium Motto (Type of 1935) variety, just look at the center peak of the W in "WE". On the Heavy Motto variety, the center peak extends ABOVE the outer diagonals of the letter. On the Medium Motto, the center peak is WELL BELOW the outer diagonals.

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: John Flanagan Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 31,912,052 Weight: 6.30 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 159,000 R-1.9 10 / 93 TIE 10 / 93 TIE
60 or Better 2,000 R-4.6 6 / 93 TIE 6 / 93 TIE
65 or Better 700 R-5.6 10 / 93 10 / 93

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade David Poole Collection - Heritage 1/2013:4772, $7,343.75
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)
3 MS67 PCGS grade