1904-S VAM-12

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1904-S VAM-12 Spiked 1

Discovery 2019 by collectinsince65.

III2 8 - C4a (Spiked 1 ) 189 I-2 R-5
Obverse III2 7 - Date at left side of normal lateral position. 1 has short vertical spike above bottom crossbar on right side. A hub defect also on 1904 P VAMs 3 & 4.
Die marker - Die hair polishing lines in hair gap below ear.

Reverse C4a -
Die marker - Short vertical die polishing line at inner feather edge next to wing neck gap. Die clash mark top inside of left wreath.


  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, V13. Note that the "spiked" 1 only occurs in 1904 at all three mints.
  2. (VNA-1 of Alan Scott Oct 2017 1904-S Guide).


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Full Coin VAM-12 Images & attributed by Mike Herbert.