1904-P VAM-3 Spiked 1, Doubled 4
Discovered by Leonard Hinckley, February 1974. Revised 2010.
3 (revised) III2 3 - C4a (Spiked 1, Doubled 4) I-3 R-4
Obverse III2 3 - Short vertical spike above1 bottom crossbar on right side. 4 doubled at bottom of both crossbars. Liberty's profile slightly doubled and top of Phrygian cap and hair above date. Die chip on 4 vertical shaft.
1. 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 and 04-S V10. Note that the "spiked" 1 only occurs in 1904 at all three mints.
2. The early die stage of this die pair, without an obverse collar clash from 7 to 9 o'clock, is more scarce than the later die stage.
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