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.
- 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.
- (VNA-1 of Alan Scott Oct 2017 1904-S Guide).
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Full Coin VAM-12 Images & attributed by Mike Herbert.