1904-O VAM-4 Doubled Date
Discovered by Richard Deters, October 1973. Revised 2004. Revised again August 2011.
4(revised) III23 · C4a (Doubled Date) (189) I-3 R-3
Obverse III23– Entire date is doubled as are profile, left stars and E-P. 1 doubled at top right of bottom crossbar as vertical line with hook on end. 9 upper loop strongly doubled on lower left outside and top inside. Slightly doubled 0 at bottom outside and 4 at top left outside.
1. The VAM-4 Family has a "spiked " 1 in the date. Leroy had stated that this is the same hub defect (spiked 1) as 1904-S VAM-10. This "spiked" 1 in the date is a flaw in the date digit punch or logotype, and was not in the hub. He has revised his thinking based on different date placements of the 04-O V4,4A,4B; 04-P V3, 04-P V4, and 04-S V10. Note that the "spiked" 1 only occurs in 1904 at all three mints.
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Comments: No pitting or clashing seen on this coin.