1896-P VAM-4 Doubled Stars, 6 and Eye, Very Near Low Date

This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.

Discovered by Bill Fivaz, September, 1974. Revised 2005.

4(revised) III24 · C3a (Doubled Stars, 6 and Eye, Very Near Low Date) (191) I-4 R-5
Obverse III24– All right and left stars doubled with first two on both sides having large shifts. 6 in date doubled on lower left inside of lower loop and at top center of upper loop. Tripled 6 & 7 left stars and top of E. Doubled top of US UNUM, front of eye and eyelid. Date set low and much further left than normal. One of lowest dates in Morgan series.

Comments:

LVA Plate Photos:
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Additional photos:
Low date with doubled "6":
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While the reverse is considered normal, the Stars are strongly doubled on both sides of the date. The only reported 1896-P doubled die!
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1896_P_VAM_4_Stars_Right.jpg

2 copyrighted© images below on loan to VAMworld courtesy of oldcollectorcoins
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Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-4 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY John Roberts at ANACSANACS_LOGO3.jpg1896_RonH_VAM-4_OBV_06082012.jpg
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Price History:




Condition Census:


2/2010 Prior to the designation of VAM-4A a good number of the VAM-4 designation had been certified.
The Census below would include VAMs 4 & 4A.
Arp-2010
Variety
Designation
Total
1-3
4-6
8-10
12-15
20-35
40-45
50
53
55
58
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
ANACS
VAM-4 DBL STRS TOP 100
MS
215
0
0
0
0
0
12
8
2
31
43
13
19
17
44
22
4
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-4 DBL STRS TOP 100
MSDM
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-4 DBL STRS TOP 100
MSPL
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-4 DBL STRS TOP 100
MS
74
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
9
1
10
9
26
15
1
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-4 DBL STRS TOP 100
MSDM
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-4 DBL STRS TOP 100
MSPL
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
PCGS
VAM-4 DBL STRS TOP 100
MS
47
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
2
2
1
0
1
12
18
7
1
1
0
0
0
0
PCGS
VAM-4 DBL STRS TOP 100
MSDM
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
PCGS
VAM-4 DBL STRS TOP 100
MSPL
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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