PCGS 5793 - 1934 25C

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The Washington quarter was originally issued in 1932 as a circulating commemorative for the 200th anniversary of his birth. The design proved popular enough that regular production commenced in 1934 and the design was struck in silver until 1964. A slightly modified design was struck in copper-nickel clad copper 1965-1998. The eagle reverse was dropped with the commencement of the State Quarter program in 1999 but Washington's bust remains on the obverse.

Recorded Mintage: 31,912,052, a common date in all grades.

Specification: 6.25 grams, .900 fine silver, .180 troy oz ASW, 24.3 mm diameter.

Sources:

  • Alexander, David T., Coin World Comprehensive Catalog & Encyclopedia of United States Coins, Sidney, OH: Amos Press, 1995.
  • Breen, Walter H., Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U. S. and Colonial Coins, New York: Doubleday, 1987.
  • Harper, David C., ed., North American Coins & Prices: A Guide to U. S., Canadian and Mexican Coins, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • Yeoman, R. S., and Kenneth Bressett (ed.), A Guide Book of United States Coins, 59th Ed., Atlanta, GA: Whitman Publishing, 2005.

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