1934 25C Light Motto MS67 Certification #24952451, 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.
Diameter
24.30 millimeters
Designer
John Flanagan
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
31912052
Weight
6.30 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
6
Pop Lower
681
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

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

Condition Census

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

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