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'''Reverse D2a -''' Die crack thru tops of STATES OF extending left to wing tip and denticles with small die break at top of second T in STATES.<br />
 
'''Reverse D2a -''' Die crack thru tops of STATES OF extending left to wing tip and denticles with small die break at top of second T in STATES.<br />
 
Fine die scratches in various directions on over polished tail feathers around eagle's right leg, between eagle's left wing and body and middle of both wings. ''Die marker -'' Single horizontal polishing line in top of wreath leaves opposite U in UNITED.<br />
 
Fine die scratches in various directions on over polished tail feathers around eagle's right leg, between eagle's left wing and body and middle of both wings. ''Die marker -'' Single horizontal polishing line in top of wreath leaves opposite U in UNITED.<br />
'''Comments:''' Die break top of second 'T' of 'STATES' on the reverse. The "Pompadour" die break is popular with collectors, and comes in high grades. This die break runs across the top of the T in STATES. Looking like a windswept hairdo, this unusual break has extended the upper left potion of the T. This funky styling of the T is the reason it was nicknamed “Pompadour.”<br />
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'''Comments:'''  
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# Die break top of second 'T' of 'STATES' on the reverse. The "Pompadour" die break is popular with collectors, and comes in high grades. This die break runs across the top of the T in STATES. Looking like a windswept hairdo, this unusual break has extended the upper left potion of the T. This funky styling of the T is the reason it was nicknamed “Pompadour.”
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# This variety is known with two different filled dies.  The D in DOLLAR is illustrated below.  The first 't' in 'trust' is also seen filled, making it easy to confuse this with [[1921-D VAM-1AI|VAM 1AI]] or [[1921-D VAM-9A|VAM 9A]].
 
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== LVA Plate Photos ==
 
== LVA Plate Photos ==
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Shown here are early and middle die state examples. You can see how the die breaks are developing.<br />
 
Shown here are early and middle die state examples. You can see how the die breaks are developing.<br />
 
[[image:1921d_vam1qeds.jpg]][[image:21DVAM1QMDS.jpg |445px ]]<br />
 
[[image:1921d_vam1qeds.jpg]][[image:21DVAM1QMDS.jpg |445px ]]<br />
Here is a recently found raw circulated Late Die State. You can easily see the break on this one with no optical help.<br />
 
[[image:here.jpg]]<br />
 
 
There are few other die cracks on this variety. One diagnostic crack can be found running through the Eagle’s right wing across the top of STATES to the top of the word OF.<br />
 
There are few other die cracks on this variety. One diagnostic crack can be found running through the Eagle’s right wing across the top of STATES to the top of the word OF.<br />
 
[[image:21DVAM1QWGTIP.jpg |455px ]] [[image:21DVAM1QSWINGTIP.jpg |441px ]]<br />
 
[[image:21DVAM1QWGTIP.jpg |455px ]] [[image:21DVAM1QSWINGTIP.jpg |441px ]]<br />
[[image:1921_D_VAM_1Q_Break.jpg |452px ]]<br />
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==Filled Die:==  
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==Filled Dies==  
There is an early die state of the VAM 1Q known with a filled D in DOLLAR, making "ONE OLLAR." The die break on top of the T in STATES is not yet fully formed, but the cracks that will later become the "Pompadour" are present. Filled dies are no longer assigned VAM numbers, but as collectors find them interesting, it is definitely worth noting. I know of two specimens of this filled die.<br />
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There is an early die stage of the VAM 1Q known with a filled D in DOLLAR, making "ONE OLLAR." The die break on top of the T in STATES is not yet fully formed, but the cracks that will later become the "Pompadour" are present. Filled dies are no longer assigned VAM numbers, but as collectors find them interesting, it is definitely worth noting. There are two known specimens with the filled D.<br />
 
[[image:21d1qfill.jpg |546px ]]<br />
 
[[image:21d1qfill.jpg |546px ]]<br />
This reverse die had [[scribbling scratches varieties|scribbling scratches]] earlier in its die life, but they became worn by the time the variety reached the stage with all of the breaks. The [[EDS]] stage was listed for a while as the [[1921-D VAM-1CH]].<br />
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Another filled die, also early die stage, shows the first 't' in 'trust' filled, and can be confused with VAM 1AI or VAM 9A.<br/>
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This reverse die had [[scribbling scratches varieties|scribbling scratches]] earlier in its die life, but they became worn by the time the variety reached the stage with all of the breaks. This stage was listed for a while as the [[1921-D VAM-1CH]].<br />
 
[[image:1921-D_VAM-1Q_EDS_scribbles.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:1921-D_VAM-1Q_EDS_scribbles.jpg]]<br />
2 copyrighted© images below on loan to VAMworld courtesy of '''oldcollectorcoins'''<br />
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Full Coin VAM 1Q photos © '''oldcollectorcoins''', used with permission.<br />
[[image:occ-1921-d-v1q-12-18-13.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:occ-1921-d-v1q-12-18-13a.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:21d_obv_1q.gif]][[image:21d_REv_1q.gif]]<br />
 
[[image:21d_obv_1q.gif]][[image:21d_REv_1q.gif]]<br />
 
From Heritage's auction archives another [[http://coins.ha.com/itm/morgan-dollars/silver-and-related-dollars/1921-d-1-vam-1q-die-break-second-t-top-ms63-pcgs-from-the-parcfeld-collection/a/1187-9098.s?ic4=ListView-Thumbnail-071515 here]]<br />
 
From Heritage's auction archives another [[http://coins.ha.com/itm/morgan-dollars/silver-and-related-dollars/1921-d-1-vam-1q-die-break-second-t-top-ms63-pcgs-from-the-parcfeld-collection/a/1187-9098.s?ic4=ListView-Thumbnail-071515 here]]<br />
 
[[1921-D VAM-1Q#TOP|Top]]<br />
 
[[1921-D VAM-1Q#TOP|Top]]<br />

Latest revision as of 16:08, 20 February 2021

1921-D VAM-1Q "Pompadour T - Die Break T, Top"

Discovered by Jim Hart, June 2001
1Q (revised) IV 1 D2a (Die Break T Top) (189) I-2 R-6
Reverse D2a - Die crack thru tops of STATES OF extending left to wing tip and denticles with small die break at top of second T in STATES.
Fine die scratches in various directions on over polished tail feathers around eagle's right leg, between eagle's left wing and body and middle of both wings. Die marker - Single horizontal polishing line in top of wreath leaves opposite U in UNITED.
Comments:

  1. Die break top of second 'T' of 'STATES' on the reverse. The "Pompadour" die break is popular with collectors, and comes in high grades. This die break runs across the top of the T in STATES. Looking like a windswept hairdo, this unusual break has extended the upper left potion of the T. This funky styling of the T is the reason it was nicknamed “Pompadour.”
  2. This variety is known with two different filled dies. The D in DOLLAR is illustrated below. The first 't' in 'trust' is also seen filled, making it easy to confuse this with VAM 1AI or VAM 9A.

Threads:

LVA Plate Photos

Additional Photos

1921d vam1q 1.jpg
The VAM-1Q appears to be quite rare in mint state. Even circulated coins are tough to find.
1921d vam1q 3.jpg
Shown here are early and middle die state examples. You can see how the die breaks are developing.
1921d vam1qeds.jpg21DVAM1QMDS.jpg
There are few other die cracks on this variety. One diagnostic crack can be found running through the Eagle’s right wing across the top of STATES to the top of the word OF.
21DVAM1QWGTIP.jpg 21DVAM1QSWINGTIP.jpg

Filled Dies

There is an early die stage of the VAM 1Q known with a filled D in DOLLAR, making "ONE OLLAR." The die break on top of the T in STATES is not yet fully formed, but the cracks that will later become the "Pompadour" are present. Filled dies are no longer assigned VAM numbers, but as collectors find them interesting, it is definitely worth noting. There are two known specimens with the filled D.
21d1qfill.jpg
Another filled die, also early die stage, shows the first 't' in 'trust' filled, and can be confused with VAM 1AI or VAM 9A.
This reverse die had scribbling scratches earlier in its die life, but they became worn by the time the variety reached the stage with all of the breaks. This stage was listed for a while as the 1921-D VAM-1CH.
1921-D VAM-1Q EDS scribbles.jpg
Full Coin VAM 1Q photos © oldcollectorcoins, used with permission.

21d obv 1q.gif21d REv 1q.gif
From Heritage's auction archives another [here]
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