1903-P VAM-9 (REVISED) 072818

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NOTE: The 1903-P VAM-9 was Revised by Leroy Van Allen based upon a July 2, 2018 review request submitted by Rod Meader.

REVISIONS:
  • An Obverse die marker was added.
  • A Reverse die marker was added.
  • Changed the Reverse feature information to include Hub doubling. Please note that the C4 design used on the 1903-P is doubled on all working dies due to a doubled Master Hub and Die. Because the C4 design was also used to mint Morgans from the years 1900 through 1904, further reseach to determine the extent of Hub doubling on post-1899 Morgans seems to be warranted.

The Base Description and Feature Details now reads as follows:

9 III2 8 - C4l (Doubled 1, Near Date, Doubled Reverse Lettering) (189) I-2 R-5
Obverse III2 8 - 1 slightly doubled below upper crossbar. Date set further left than normal. Die marker - Long horizontal die scratch on neck-hair above designer's initial M.
Reverse C4l - Hub doubling of legend and motto letters similar to VAM 10. Die marker - Couple short diagonal polishing lines at top inside of space to right of eagle's left leg.

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DIE MARKERS ESTABLISHED

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Comment: Obverse Die Marker - Long die scratch above the Designer's Initial M (Arrowed). Comment: Reverse Die Marker - Short die polishing lines at the top right of the triangular space located to the right of the Eagle's Left Leg - to left of the Leg as viewed - (Arrowed).
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HUB DOUBLED REVERSE

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Comment: Rimward Hub doubling of the first word of the Reverse Legend, "UNITED" STATES OF AMERICA (Arrowed). Comment:
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Comment: Rimward Hub doubling of the second and third words of the Reverse Legend, UNITED "STATES OF" AMERICA (Arrowed). Also note that all of the words of the Reverse Motto, In God We Trust, have been significantly impacted by Hub doubling. Comment: Mr. Leroy Van Allen has noted that apparently all 1903-P Morgans have Hub doubled Reverses.
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Comment: Rimward Hub doubling (Arrowed). Comment:
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Comment: Hub doubling of the A in the second word of the Denomination, ONE "DOLLAR" (Arrowed). Comment:
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Regional

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Leroy Van Allen Return letter

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