1934 25C Medium Motto MS67+ Certification #25335696, 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.
PCGS #
5793
Designer
John Flanagan
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
24.30 millimeters
Weight
6.30 grams
Mintage
31912052
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
3
Pop Lower
2701
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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

Condition Census Learn More

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
 PCGS #5793 (MS)     68 #1 MS68 PCGS grade

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

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