1934 25C Light Motto MS65

CERTIFICATION#: -51189
PCGS#: 5794

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by David Akers Numsimatics, May '98.

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 in the motto "In God We Trust" are very weak, in fact, "ghostlike". In the later stages of usage, the letters blur to the point they are virtually unreadable. The Light Motto (Type of 1932) variety is about three times scarcer than the standard Medium Motto (Type of 1935) variety.

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 575,000 R-1.5 21 / 93 TIE 21 / 93 TIE
60 or Better 7,750 R-3.4 10 / 93 10 / 93
65 or Better 2,000 R-4.6 12 / 93 12 / 93

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade  

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2 MS67 PCGS grade