1904-O VAM-18 Doubled Profile, High O Die Marriage #1 and #2
Discovered by Martin Field, August 1979. Revised 2009.Revised 2014
18 (revised) III2 7 - C4f (Doubled Profile, High O) (181) I-2 R-5
Obverse III2 7 - For both obverse dies, profile of Liberty head is doubled in forward hairline, forehead, nose, lips and chin. Also has slightly doubled top of Phrygian cap.
Obv Die #1 Marker - Vertical die scratch at jaw-neck junction. (Formerly VAM 18A)
Obv Die #2 Marker - Single vertical polishing line below cap ribbon.
Reverse C4f- Mint mark set high, centered and upright.
Rev Die #1 Marker- Fine long slightly curved vertical die scratch in middle of eagle’s left wing with some portions showing double lines. Three diagonal long die scratches in middle of eagle’s right wing. No rotated die reverse.
Rev Die #2 Marker - Very light polishing lines in wreath bow and tail feathers. Same die as VAM-23.
1. Later die state of Die 1 occurs with rotated reverse of 62-69 degrees CCW
2. 2014 LVA Revision Thread http://www.vamworld.com/share/view/71157082
3. Kurt28 Breakdown of the VAM-18 Die Pairs http://www.vamworld.com/share/view/71185312