1904-P VAM-4

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1904-P VAM-4 Doubled 9-4, Spiked 1, Doubled Reverse Lettering

Discovered by William Shulz, April 1978. Revised 2012.
4 (revised) III2 4 C4d (Doubled 9-4, Spiked 1, Doubled Reverse Lettering) (181) I-3 R-5
Obverse III2 4 - Doubled 9-4 in date. 1 has a spike of metal projecting up from right side of base. Doubled 9 at bottom outside of both loops, and 4 at left bottom of crossbar. Liberty head profile slightly doubled from forehead down to jaw. Thin thread-like die impression above cap ribbon.

Reverse C4d - Hub doubling of UNITED STAT AM and upper left and right wreath leaves towards rim. In God We and top of eagle's head slightly doubled.
Hub Marker - Slightly tripled lower serif of N in United.
Die Marker - Couple diagonal polishing lines in neck-wing gap.


  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, 04-S V10,V12 and V13. Note that the "spiked" 1 only occurs in 1904 at all three mints.


LVA Plate Photos:

Lva3pics 1904PVAM41904MHI03352.jpg Lva3pics 1904PVAM4MHI2.jpg

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