|Dies Used||not known|
|Rarity in PL||5/10 (rare)|
1904-S is considered one of the better dates of the series, especially in higher grades. Despite a generous mintage, most were released into circulation, making them scarce in XF and higher. Uncirculated coins tend to be uncharacteristically weak and lack-luster for a San Francisco Morgan. Prooflike coins are rare, making up a relatively small percentage of the already low uncirculated coin population, and have shallow mirrors with little to no contrast. The 2 olive (C4/C3) reverse is still used on some 1904-S, despite the C4 hub having been in service for 4 years. While there are no varieties typically sought by collectors, a few (VAMs 10, 12, and 13), show a flawed 1 from the date logotype.
Attribution Guides for 1904-S
Official VAM Listing
1904-S VAM-1 Normal Die
1904-S VAM-1B Filled 4
1904-S VAM-2 Far Date, Doubled Profile
1904-S VAM-3 Slanted Date, 2 Olive Reverse
1904-S VAM-4 2 Olive Reverse
1904-S VAM-5 Doubled 4, High S
1904-S VAM-6 Doubled 4
1904-S VAM-7 Doubled 4 Top and Profile
1904-S VAM-8 Doubled Profile, Far Date, 2 Olive Reverse
1904-S VAM-9 High S Tilted Left
1904-S VAM-10 Far Date, Spiked 1, Doubled 4
1904-S VAM-11 2 Olive Reverse, Doubled Reverse Legend, Die Gouge A
1904-S VAM-12 Spiked 1
1904-S VAM-13 Far Date, Spiked 1, Doubled 4, High S
List of Past VAM Assignments
1904-S VAM-1A Die Gouge in STATES (eliminated 2019)
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