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1934 25C Heavy Motto (Regular Strike)

Series: Washington Quarters 1932-1964

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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MOTTO COMPARISON

MOTTO COMPARISON

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS #:
85794
Designer:
John Flanagan
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.30 grams
Mintage:
31,912,052
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade  PCGS #85794 (MS)     67+

David Poole Collection - Heritage 1/2013:4772, $7,343.75

1 MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

4 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade
 PCGS #85794 (MS)     67+ #1 MS67+ PCGS grade

David Poole Collection - Heritage 1/2013:4772, $7,343.75

#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
#4 MS67 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#4 MS67 PCGS grade
#4 MS67 PCGS grade
#4 MS67 PCGS grade
#4 MS67 PCGS grade
#4 MS67 PCGS grade
#4 MS67 PCGS grade
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.