1934-D 25C Heavy Motto MS66 Certification #05938112, PCGS #85796

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

Two obverse hubs were used to produce 1934-D Quarter Dollars, as follows:

Medium Motto - aka Type of 1935 - IN GOD WE TRUST strong, 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)

No Light Motto 1934-D Quarter Dollars are known to exist.

Among the PCGS-certified examples, the most prevalent grade is MS-64.  The finest example is a single PCGS MS67.

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

Diameter
24.30 millimeters
Designer
John Flanagan
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
3527200
Weight
6.30 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
21
Pop Lower
581
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 53000 R-2.4 9 / 93 9 / 93
All Grades 4500 R-4.1 9 / 93 9 / 93
60 or Better 500 R-6.0 6 / 93 TIE 6 / 93 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

David Poole Collection - Heritage 1/2013:5609, $15,275 - Heritage 7/2014:3742, not sold

1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade