1896-P VAM-4 Doubled Stars, 6 and Eye, Very Near Low Date
This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.
Discovered by Bill Fivaz, September, 1974. Revised 2005.
4(revised) III24 · C3a (Doubled Stars, 6 and Eye, Very Near Low Date) (191) I-4 R-5
Obverse III24– All right and left stars doubled with first two on both sides having large shifts. 6 in date doubled on lower left inside of lower loop and at top center of upper loop. Tripled 6 & 7 left stars and top of E. Doubled top of US UNUM, front of eye and eyelid. Date set low and much further left than normal. One of lowest dates in Morgan series.
LVA Plate Photos:
Low date with doubled "6":
While the reverse is considered normal, the Stars are strongly doubled on both sides of the date. The only reported 1896-P doubled die!
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Full Coin Photos
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2/2010 Prior to the designation of VAM-4A a good number of the VAM-4 designation had been certified.
The Census below would include VAMs 4 & 4A.