1904-S VAM-8 Doubled Profile, Far Date, 2 Olive Reverse
Discovered by John Coxe, December 2006.
8 III2 2 · C4/C3c (Doubled Profile, Far Date, 2 Olive Reverse) (189) I-3 R-5
Obverse III2 2 - Date set further right than normal. Profile of Liberty head is doubled on forward hairline, forehead, nose, lips and chin. E PLURI U-UM doubled slightly on lower positions of letters toward rim.
Reverse C4/C3c– Extra olive to right of olive connected to olive branch. Doubling at base of top, left and bottom olive leaf clusters, back of lower arrow head, middle feathers at top of eagle’s left wing and right side of eagle’s nostril and eye. Large V S mint mark set slightly high.
1. Discovery Coin: [Heritage ]2004 Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Sale #336
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Occasionally, we run into exceptional coins to place on these pages while searching for VAMs from the Heritage Auctions achieves. The Shrike Set of Morgan dollars is certainly one of the finest ever assembled. We added to this one the Heritage words describing this magnificent specimen.
Wonderful MS66 1904-S Dollar 1904-S $1 MS66 PCGS. CAC. In his Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, Q. David Bowers proclaims that "the 1904-S dollar is one of the key issues in the series, and in comparison to the demand for them, Mint State pieces are elusive." For the Premium Gem level, where PCGS has certified just nine coins and only two finer (11/10), "elusive" is not nearly strong enough to describe the supply-to-demand mismatch. Expect plenty of competition as you bid on this MS66 beauty, bright silver with a hint of gold in the fields and a light layer of milky toning over parts of the fields. The strike is decent, if a trifle soft at the hair over Liberty's ear, and the surface quality is as excellent as the grade would imply. From [The Shrike Set ]- The Karschner Collection of Morgan Dollars.
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NGC MS65PL/CAC (discovery coin)