1904-P VAM-3A Spiked 1, Doubled 4, Collar Clash 7-9 O'clock
Discovery 2017 by LD Lane aka ChiefRet.
3A III2 3 - C4a (Spiked 1, Doubled 4, Collar Clash 7-9 O'clock) (189) I-3 R-5
Obverse III2 3 - Faint collar clash on rim with reeding indents at outside of rim at 7-9 o'clock.
- Based on a sampling of coins of this die pair, those with the collar clash seem to be far more common than those without.
- 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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