|Dies Used||46 obv., 40 rev.|
|Rarity in PL||7/10 (rare)|
1903 is typically an attractive coin, sharply struck with nice surfaces and satiny, but not frosty luster. Prooflike coins are quite rare, lacking contrast. Many have slight doubling on Liberty's profile or reverse lettering, but none are dramatic. The most interesting variety is likely the VAM 1A, which has very strong die polishing throughout both obverse and reverse fields, almost making the coin appear harshly cleaned at first glance. All 1903 reverses use the newer C4 hub.
Attribution Guides for 1903-P
Official VAM Listing
1903-P VAM-1 Closed 9
1903-P VAM-1A Die File Lines Obverse & Reverse
1903-P VAM-1D Collar Clash Obverse
1903-P VAM-2 Open 9
1903-P VAM-3 Doubled 3
1903-P VAM-4 Near Date
1903-P VAM-5 Doubled Profile, Near Date
1903-P VAM-6 Doubled Profile, Normal Date
1903-P VAM-6A Doubled Profile, Normal Date, Die Gouge Below 1 & at 0
1903-P VAM-7 Doubled 1 and Reverse Legend
1903-P VAM-8 Doubled UNITED STATES OF
1903-P VAM-9 Doubled 1, Near Date, Doubled Reverse Lettering
1903-P VAM-10 (PROOF) Doubled Reverse Lettering
1903-P VAM-11 Doubled Reverse Lettering
1903-P VAM-11A Doubled Reverse Lettering, Collar Clash Obverse
1903-P VAM-11B Doubled Reverse Lettering, Collar Clash US-UN
1903-P VAM-12 Doubled Ear & 3, Doubled Reverse Lettering
1903-P VAM-12A Doubled Ear & 3, Doubled Reverse Lettering, collar clash
1903-P VAM-13 Doubled 19, Profile
1903-P VAM-13A Doubled 19, Profile, Obv. & Rev. die polishing lines.
1903-P VAM-14 Doubled 0 and Profile, Doubled Reverse Lettering
1903-P VAM-15 Doubled 03 and Profile, Doubled Reverse Lettering
1903-P VAM-16 Doubled Profile,Slanted Date, Doubled Reverse Lettering
1903-P VAM-17 Collar Clash Obverse, Doubled Reverse Lettering
1903-P VAM-17A Collar Clash Obverse, Doubled Reverse Lettering, Denticle Impression Olive Branch (Former VAM-1B)
1903-P VAM-18 Low Near Date, Doubled Profile & Cap Top, Collar Clash, Doubled Rev. Lettering
1903-P VAM-20 Doubled Profile & Cap Top, Collar clash Obv., Doubled Rev. Lettering *New 2019*
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