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1934 Light, Medium & Heavy Motto Washington Quarter Set


(3 coins)


Average Circulated (SKU: ST1892A)
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Quarter and variety collectors take note – this complete 1934 Light, Medium & Heavy Motto silver Washington quarter set is for you!

In 1932, strong demand for a new quarter resulted in hastily made dies. The result was a "light" or blurred motto on the coins. No quarters were struck the next year, and in 1934 the original dies were once again used, so the quarters struck in the early part of the year still displayed the weak motto. The problem wasn't corrected until midway through 1934 when two more obverse dies were made, creating the "Medium" and "Heavy" Mottos. Noted numismatist Walter Breen estimated that only 500,000 of the Medium Motto quarters were struck that year. Perhaps that's why we're rarely able to feature this set in our catalogs!

  • Year: 1934
  • Material: Silver
  • Mint: Philadelphia
  • Product Type: Sets
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