1934 25C Light Motto MS65 Certification #15584274, PCGS #5794

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.
PCGS #
5794
Designer
John Flanagan
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
24.30 millimeters
Weight
6.30 grams
Mintage
31912052
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
151
Pop Lower
406
Region
The United States of America
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 575000 R-1.5 21 / 93 TIE 21 / 93 TIE
All Grades 7750 R-3.4 10 / 93 10 / 93
60 or Better 2000 R-4.6 12 / 93 12 / 93
65 or Better 575000
All Grades 7750
60 or Better 2000
65 or Better R-1.5
All Grades R-3.4
60 or Better R-4.6
65 or Better 21 / 93 TIE
All Grades 10 / 93
60 or Better 12 / 93
65 or Better 21 / 93 TIE
All Grades 10 / 93
60 or Better 12 / 93

Condition Census Learn More

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1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

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MS67+ PCGS grade #1 MS67+ PCGS grade
MS67+ PCGS grade #1 MS67+ PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #5 MS67 PCGS grade

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