|Dies Used||not known|
|Rarity in PL||8/10 (very rare)|
1904 Morgan dollars are considered to be a scarce date, marking the last few months of production of Morgan dollars in Philadelphia under the Sherman Act. The mint went out with a whimper, producing dull, lackluster coins with mediocre strikes that, tend to have rough surfaces -- a far cry from the high quality coins produced in 1903. Using PCGS population reports, the average grade of a 1904 is nearly a full point lower than the average 1903. Cherrypicking and patience are required to get a coin with good luster, strike, and eye appeal. Prooflikes are extremely rare and without contrast. Varieties are mostly uninteresting, with only some minor doubling observed and the spiked 1 on the date punch (VAMs 3, 4, 10).
Attribution Guide for 1904-P
Official VAM Listing
1904-P VAM-1 Two VAM-1s inside
1904-P VAM-1B Die Gouge Eagle's Neck
1904-P VAM-2 Doubled 1-4
1904-P VAM-3 Spiked 1, Doubled 4 & Liberty Head, Doubled Reverse Lettering
1904-P VAM-3A Spiked 1, Doubled 4, Collar Clash 7-9 O'clock
1904-P VAM-4 Doubled 9-4, Spiked 1, Doubled Reverse Lettering
1904-P VAM-5 Doubled Profile & Ear, Die 1 and 2
1904-P VAM-5A Doubled Profile & Ear
1904-P VAM-6 Doubled Profile, Dies 1 (NOT KNOWN TO EXIST), 2 and 3
1904-P VAM-6A Doubled Profile, Pitted Obverse & Reverse (Formerly VAM-1A)
1904-P VAM-7 Doubled Reverse Legend
1904-P VAM-8 (PROOF)
1904-P VAM-9 Doubled Profile, Die 1 and 2
1904-P VAM-10 Doubled Profile, Cap Top, Hair Front, LIBERTY, Doubled Reverse Lettering
1904-P VAM-11 (Proof) Doubled Profile, Doubled Reverse Lettering
List of Past VAM Assignments
1904-P VAM-1A Pitted Reverse (Eliminated, became VAM-6A)
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