1904-P VAM-1

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1904-P VAM-1 Normal Die

1 III2 1 C4a (Normal Die) I-1 R-2
Obverse III2 1 - Normal die of III2 type with closed 9..
Reverse C4a - Normal die of C4 type.


  1. Since VAM numbers are assigned by die classification, and not just by die pairing, multiple die pairings exist.
  2. I had two coins in the VAM-1 category at one time during my die study since they were very Plain Jane VAMs. I sent the one with the most die poop to Leroy to see what he would do. He called it VAM-1. Since the other coin is even more unremarkable, I will not send it to Leroy and just call it VAM-1 also. Thus there are two die pairs in VAM-1. So the issue is what to call them? I can't very well call them VNAs, since Leroy already called one of them VAM-1 officially. The second coin did not go to Leroy as I previously stated since in my opinion and experience, he would call it a VAM-1 also. Why waste my and Leroy's time with it?
  3. I thought about following the precedent used in the 1883-P VAM-1 family. However, I am not comfortable using my initials to tie to a particular die pair. So I have assigned them VW (VAMworld) numbers. This seems appropriate since this is the site they are identified on. [AdiosVW-II] Apr 5, 2017.


LVA Pate Photo:

Additional Photos:

VAM-1 VW-1: Note that LDS coins come clashed w/o letter transfer

andywoj001904P 1000 obv.jpg

andywoj001904P 1000 rev.jpg

Die #1 Date - Pitted Numerals, Fields and Gouges in Denticles
1904 RonH VAM-1, 1 pitted date and gouge marks 0821107.jpg

Full Coin Photos

Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-I Die #1 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler

VAM-1 VW-2: Note that this is the coin Leroy assigned a VAM-1 to as discussed above in the comments section. LDS coins come clashed w/o letter transfer.
Die gouges in hair below E in LIBERTY
Die scratches inside ER of LIBERTY