Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 3,527,200
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.13 (5/23/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1934 D 25C MS obverse 1934 D 25C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

This date represents the first meaningful coinage of quarter dollars at the Denver Mint since 1929. The demand for additional pieces in its service territory remained fairly low in 1934, accounting for this issue's modest mintage. Even so, Mint State survivors are only slightly scarce, with a fair number of gems certified. Worn pieces are quite common through the efforts of several generations of coin board and folder collectors.

The U. S. Mint was still tinkering with this coin's design in 1934. Two different obverse hubs were employed that year to create dies for 1934-D quarters. The more common issue has the Medium Motto described in the entry for 1934(P). Slightly less common are pieces having the Heavy Motto. Further varieties are presented by both subtypes being found with either the Small D mintmark of 1917-34 or the Large D of 1934 and later. These several combinations prompted the creation of a correspondence club devoted to 1934 quarters in 1963, but it folded without fanfare several years later. There doesn't seem to be much interest in the four possible varieties today, though specialists will seek out all of them.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/22/2017

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1934 D 25C MS
Base $ 8.50 9.00 10.00 15.00 30.00 85.00 105 120 170 210 225 265 315 400 725 2250 13000 - - -
$ - 90.00 110 130 180 - 235 280 340 440 950 3250 - -

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Total Graded: 1396
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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1/30/2011 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1394 $690.00
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 3201, 3201/Lot# 1103 $134.00
8/18/2013 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131335/Lot# 22110 $242.05
10/20/2013 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 774, 783/Lot# 571 $725.00
3/23/2014 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/23/2014, 178/Lot# 179009 $88.00
5/18/2014 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131421/Lot# 20171 $258.50
6/3/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3954 $223.25

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1934 D 25C MS
1934 D 25C MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 1619
Owner: David Lewis
Grade: MS 64
Points: 990
Owner: Coinbuf
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