1934 25C Medium Motto (Regular Strike)

Series: Washington Quarters 1932-1964

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

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MOTTO COMPARISON

MOTTO COMPARISON

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS #:
5793
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 2,200,000 R-1.0 35 / 93 TIE 35 / 93 TIE
60 or Better 30,000 R-2.7 18 / 93 TIE 18 / 93 TIE
65 or Better 10,000 R-3.0 44 / 93 TIE 44 / 93 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,200,000
60 or Better 30,000
65 or Better 10,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.0
60 or Better R-2.7
65 or Better R-3.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 35 / 93 TIE
60 or Better 18 / 93 TIE
65 or Better 44 / 93 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 35 / 93 TIE
60 or Better 18 / 93 TIE
65 or Better 44 / 93 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade  PCGS #5793 (MS)     68

David Poole Collection - Heritage 1/2013:5607, $15,275

1 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade
 PCGS #5793 (MS)     68 #1 MS68 PCGS grade

David Poole Collection - Heritage 1/2013:5607, $15,275

#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#2 MS67+ PCGS grade
#3 MS67+ PCGS grade
MS67+ PCGS grade #3 MS67+ PCGS grade
#3 MS67+ PCGS grade
#3 MS67+ PCGS grade
#3 MS67+ PCGS grade
#3 MS67+ PCGS grade
#3 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

David Hall: Though the mintages are similar, the 1934 Washington quarter is not as easy to find in all grades as the 1935, 1936, and 1939. Gems examples have white frosty luster and often have varying degrees of original toning. Note that there are varieties which have "light" and "heavy" mottos and there is a double die obverse variety.
Gordon Wrubel: Quickfinder Notes: The letters in the motto "In God We Trust" on the Medium Motto quarter are sharply defined. To distinguish this variety from the Heavy Motto variety, just look at the W in "We". The center peak is well BELOW The outer diagonals of that letter on the Medium Motto. On the much scarcer Heavy Motto variety, the center peak of the W extends ABOVE the outer diagonals of the letter.