1926 S Peace Dollar

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lhnumis1
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1926 S Peace Dollar

Post by lhnumis1 » Sat Feb 04, 2023 6:51 pm

I have had this 1926 S Peace Dollar in my collection a long time. I would like to assign it a Vam number, but am unable to do so. Below, find digital images of the item. Also below, find descriptions of the item. Trust these may be of help in attributing the item. All comments welcome.

OBVERSE DIAGNOSTICS:

II1

BEVELED HAIR AT THE TOP, BELOW THE 'R' OF 'LIBERTY' IS NOTED.

A DIE CRACK SPANS THE LOWER BUST AT THE BOTTOM.

THE DESIGNER MONOGRAM IS DOUBLED @THE UPPER CROSSBAR & LEFT UPRIGHT.

A DIE GOUGE OR DIE CRACK IS NOTED JUST BELOW THE LAST 'T' IN TRUST. IT EMERGES FROM THE FIELD BELOW THE BOTTOM OF THE LAST 'T' PROCEEDS CW FOR A SHORT DISTANCE & TERMINATES AT THE RIM.

A DIE GOUGE IS NOTED BELOW AND TO THE RIGHT OF THE '1' OF THE DATE. IT EMERGES FROM THE RIM AT A 30° ANGLE AND TERMINATES QUICKLY IN THE FIELD.

REVERSE DIAGNOSTICS:

B2B

THE MINTMARK IS DOUBLED OR TRIPLED AND HEAVILY TILTED RIGHT (CW) WHEN VIEWED IN HAND.

SHORTENED SUNRAYS AT THE MOUNTAINS, LIKELY DUE TO EXECESSIVE POLISHING IS NOTED.

A DIE CRACK IS NOTED EMERGING FROM THE FIELD IN BACK OF EAGLE'S HEAD NEAR THE RIGHT BASE OF THE 2ND 'U' OF 'PLURIBUS'. IT PASSES THROUGH THE EAGLE'S HEAD TO THE RIGHT, TERMINATING AT THE BEAK BELOW THE EYE.
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DIE GOUGE BELOW THE SECOND T OF TRUST
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DIE GOUGE BELOW & TO THE RIGHT OF THE 1
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DIE CRACK @ BUST BOTTOM::DESIGNER INITIAL DOUBLED @ THE TOP CROSSBAR & @ THE LEFT UPRIGHT
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MINT MARK DOUBLED?TRIPLED?OTHER?
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DIE CRACK THROUGH EAGLE'S HEAD TERMINATING ON UPPER BEAK
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colwillys
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Re: 1926 S Peace Dollar

Post by colwillys » Sat Feb 04, 2023 7:16 pm

I am at VAM 7 at this time .. Photos of Full OBV and REV needed .

lhnumis1
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Re: 1926 S Peace Dollar

Post by lhnumis1 » Sat Feb 04, 2023 11:17 pm

Below are several other images of the coin. Trust these may help...
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Obverse of coin
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BEVELED HAIR AT THE TOP, BELOW THE 'R' OF 'LIBERTY'
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Reverse of coin
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SHORTENED SUNRAYS AT THE MOUNTAINS
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davidkclose
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Re: 1926 S Peace Dollar

Post by davidkclose » Sun Feb 05, 2023 1:54 pm

After seeing your post, I checked my inventory. I found a coin from the same die pair, although a somewhat earlier die state, which I had labeled as "VAM 3" to fill the hole. I did not find these die markers on any other of my coins, and I have a nearly complete 1926S VAM set. BTW, I have idendified about 100 die marriages for 1926S, this one is now one more, thanks for bringing it up.
Holding the coin in hand, the die gouges at 1 & ST are present but not particularly dramatic. The polished/worn area on reverse above the mountains show the rays going all the way to the mountains, but I have to shimmy the coin in the light to see it. From looking at my coin, I would not give it a VAM listing, although a later die state with rays completely separated from mountains, or some other feature of significant die wear/polish might be.
Hope this is helpful,
David

lhnumis1
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Re: 1926 S Peace Dollar

Post by lhnumis1 » Sun Feb 05, 2023 4:12 pm

Thank you davidkclose for your analysis & Vam3 attribution. Thanks too colwillys for your reply and request.

I am still a bit mystified by the mintmark. Any suggestions as to what might be going on there?

Best regards,

SRS
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davidkclose
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Re: 1926 S Peace Dollar

Post by davidkclose » Sun Feb 05, 2023 4:36 pm

Extreme die wear, I have seen this on several different dates & different dies.

lhnumis1
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Re: 1926 S Peace Dollar

Post by lhnumis1 » Sun Feb 05, 2023 7:52 pm

Thanks davidkclose...mystery solved!

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