Recently a prominent retailer put up a whole lots of 1904 Straits Settlements Dollar on internet site. (a total of >10 coins) and i made the survey to see through if i can find the date variety as stated in catalogue.

Year 1904 Straits Settlements Dollar has total mintage of over 20 millions copies.

4 varieties in the date inscription is known to date.

The Observe are all the same |

This is my amateur attempt to describe the difference via pictorial.

(i apologize for the slight rotated pics as the initial loaded pics were rotated as well.)

__Variety One: Close 4 in date variety__1. The gap between <0 and 4> is closer than <9 and 0> 2. The height of 4 is parallel with 0 |

__Variety Two: Close high 4 in date variety__1. The gap is closer as the first variety example 2. The height of 4 is higher than 0 |

__Variety Three : Very close 4 in date variety__The gap between the <0 and 4> is even smaller if compared with close 4 varieties above |

__Variety Four: Wide High 4 in date variety__1. The <0 and 4> gap is wider compared to the above 3 varieties. (almost same space like the <9 and 0> gap) 2. The 4 is higher than the 0 |

However if you have a huge collections for 1904 Straits Dollars, why not search and see if you have all those in your collections.