1934 25C Medium Motto MS67+ Certification #25018714, PCGS #5793

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


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.
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
2
Pop Lower
2624
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 2200000 R-1.0 35 / 93 TIE 35 / 93 TIE
All Grades 30000 R-2.7 18 / 93 TIE 18 / 93 TIE
60 or Better 10000 R-3.0 44 / 93 TIE 44 / 93 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail 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 MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade