1904-P VAM-10 Doubled Profile, Cap Top, Hair Front, LIBERTY, Doubled Reverse Lettering
New Listing 2017
10 III2 9 - C4a (Doubled Profile, Cap Top, Hair Front, LIBERTY, Doubled Reverse Lettering) (189) I-4 R-5
Obverse III2 9 - Strongly doubled Liberty profile from hair front down to chin. Vertical polishing bar at chin-neck junction. Strong Doubled cap top, cap fold edge, bent wheat leaf edge, hair edges above forehead, LIBERTY on right side and top edge of two cotton leafs. Couple short vertical die scratches at top of I in LIBERTY. Spike at bottom right of 1 in date.
Reverse C4a - Hub doubling similar to VAM-4.
Die marker - Several raised dots left side of eagle's right leg.
- Leroy said, "Finally a pretty neat and spectacular obverse die variety for 1904p - had been fairly mundane before. And pretty strong spiked 1 with strange vertical bar on rt side - could be logotype had broken rt side of base and mint punched something there to strengthen it. A lot of things going on for this coin!
- Leroy had stated that this is the same hub defect (spiked 1) as the 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,V3A,V4,V10, 04-S V10,V12 and V13. Note that the "spiked" 1 only occurs in 1904 at all three mints.
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