1934-D VAM-4 Double Die Obverse, Micro D

Discovered by ?, Leroy doesn't list.
This coin is a Top 50 Peace Dollar VAM.

4 III 2 - B2a (Double Obverse, Micro D) I-4 R-5
Obverse III2 - Doubled forehead, eyelids, nose, lips, and chin. Motto letters and date digits doubled slightly on right side with WE having large shifts. Rays in
tiara from midway between E and E back are doubled on left side with last three having very distinct separation.
Reverse B2a - Micro D mint mark

Comments:Shared obverse with VAM-3. The DDO with Micro D reverse is much rarer than VAM-3 and sells for a substantial premium.
The Top 50 Book called it the "King of Peace dollar VAMs".
*Note the complete separation on the ray doubling. The nostril, lips and chin are also doubled.
The inside top of the D in GOD is also strongly doubled.

No LVA Plate Photo:

Additional photos:
1934d_obv.jpg

VAM-4 Mint mark is open in the center (and of course smaller than the VAM-3 mint mark). VAM-3
is filled in the center of the mint mark, making it easy to discern even in many on-line auction photos.
1934d_vam4_mintmark.jpg
Here's a sweet example of the VAM-4. Notice the doubling at the last couple of tiara rays.
1934d_vam4.jpg
2 Sets of Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-4 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler
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1934-D_RonH_VAM-4_REV_03122013.jpg

1934-D_RonH_VAM-4_OBV_04262011.jpg
1934-D_RonH_VAM-4_REV_04262011.jpg




Price History:

1934-D VAM-4 PCGS 63 $2650 eBay Item #330321062043 May 2009 (Pictured Coin)
1934-D VAM-4 ANACS MS62 $1,237.50 VAMquest 2/2007
1934-D VAM-4 PCGS 62 $1275 eBay Item #8435824104 June 2006
1934-D VAM-4 PCGS 40 $419 eBay buy it now March 11, 2010

Condition Census: 6/2013

TPG
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
PCGS
VAM-4
MS
82
0
0
0
0
34
16
8
4
14
7
0
1
8
11
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-4
MS
64
0
0
0
3
11
14
15
5
11
10
3
3
4
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-4
MS
34
0
0
0
0
2
7
0
2
4
10
0
0
4
4
1
0
0
0
0
0
0


Total
180
PCGS Population (7/04/06)
VG-VF
40
45
50
53
55
58
60
61
62
63
64
65
66


1
1
3
4
1


6
7
3


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