1921-D help needed

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DHalladay
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1921-D help needed

Post by DHalladay » Sat Mar 18, 2023 4:24 pm

I haven't been able to find this coin in either the Scribbles Guide or the Die Crack Break Guide. But before I dump it into the lap of @messydesk I need to see if anyone here recognizes it. Thanks for any help/suggestions.

The scribbles are impressive, especially the ones outside the eagle's right leg:
scribbles 1.jpg
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Equally impressive are the many polishing lines located from way up the eagle's abdomen, down to the lower tailfeathers:
scribbles 3.jpg
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There are several polishing lines on the coin, but these two are the longest:
lines.jpg
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There is a really nice diagonal double-line gouge in the eagle's inner left wing:
left wing gouge.jpg
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The best die crack on the coin is this one that goes left from the bust tip through the lower tips of left star 1 and into the denticles below left star 2, and goes right through the bust tip over the first 1 in the date. There are a couple of cracks in the Break Guide that are similar, but they don't match this one:
crack date.jpg
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When in doubt... don't.

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