1903-P VAM-5

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1903-P VAM-5 Doubled Profile, Near Date, Doubled Reverse Lettering

Discovered by Martin Field, August 1979. Revised 2012. Revised 2018 to add Die #1 and #2, Andrew Wojtowich
5 (revised) III2 5 - C4l (Doubled Profile, Near Date, Doubled Reverse Lettering) (189) I-2 R-5
Obverse III2 5 - Fairly strong doubled Liberty head profile from hair down to jaw with slight tripled chin.

Die 1- Slightly tripled Phrygian cap top. Date at right edge of near lateral position. Fine vertical polishing lines right side of three lower cotton leaves.
Die 1 Marker- Tiny hooked die scratch at cap top fold junction. Die polishing lines in fields.
Die 2 Marker - Virtually no die polishing lines in LIBERTY or elsewhere.

Reverse C4l - Hub doubling of legend and motto letters similar to VAM 10.

Die 1 Marker- Several vertical polishing lines in eagle's right wing top opposite wreath end. Vertical die scratch at back of eagle's mouth.
Die 2 Marker- Long horizontal die scratch across eagle's right leg, but lower than VAM 15 die marker.


  1. The polishing on Die 1 is similar to that on VAM 1A, but not as strong.


LVA Plate Photos

Die #1

Die #2

Additional Photos

Full Coin Photos

Die 1

Die 2

Die 2