1921 D1 Necklace Double Reed?

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1921 D1 Necklace Double Reed?

Post by GregK360 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:56 pm

I have what appears to be a doubled reed 1921 D1 Necklace (5). There are no photos available to review for the double reed. The first picture below shows the wide reed on the right (Vam-13) and doubled on the left with a normal in the middle, all 1921. The remaining pictures are of the necklace and obverse of the doubled reed.
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Re: 1921 D1 Necklace Double Reed?

Post by messydesk » Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:08 pm

Many of the D1 reverses have the "necklace". The reeds don't look doubled on your picture in the same manner as the overlapping reeds of 84-O and others, so I'm not sure what I'm supposed to see here.

On a 21, after checking for wide reeds and the reverse hub type, the next thing I look at to attribute is pronounced die cracks and the scribbling scratches.
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Re: 1921 D1 Necklace Double Reed?

Post by CascadeChris » Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:05 pm

Yup. With attributing 21p's its a matter of going down the D1/2 crack map list 1-3 times, generally twice, then if not found you either set it aside and give up or take on the scribbles going down the list 1-5/6 times in hopes of an easy match, usually 2-4 times looking at the scribbles on your coin from a different angle each time. Then if its still a no-match you generally either give up or send it to either ANACS or Messydesk's VSS service if you really wanna know. Thats basically how 21p VAMming works :lol:
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Re: 1921 D1 Necklace Double Reed?

Post by DHalladay » Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:34 pm

My 1921-P collection does not have a VAM 1 because I have been able to identify every D1 coin I have owned.

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Re: 1921 D1 Necklace Double Reed?

Post by RogerB » Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:44 pm

By 1921, all the reeding in collars was done with a drift tool. See From Mine to Mint for details.

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