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1921-S VAM-11

1921-S VAM-11 Tripled Left Stars, Doubled Date, Right Stars & Right Reverse

Discovered by Bill Van Note, January 2005.
11 (revised) IV 8 D2f (Tripled Left Stars, Doubled Date, Right Stars & Right Reverse, Scribbling Die Scratches) (189) I-2 R-4
Obverse IV 8 - Slightly tripled 4-7 left stars, doubled 1-3 left stars and all right stars, date digits and tops of RIBUS UNUM towards rim.
Reverse D2f - Slightly doubled AMERICA DOLLAR towards rim.
Fine die scratches in various directions on over polished tail feathers around eagle’s right leg and some between eagle’s left wing and body.
Die marker- Short curved die gouge at lower edge of eagle's neck.

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The 21-S VAM-11 is also a scribbling scratches variety. Scribbling scratches varieties are numerous and difficult to photograph. Many existing varieties include scribbling scratches features on the tailfeathers in addition to their primary features (pick up points). Most likely some of the new scribbling scratches varieties will be ultimately eliminated as early die states of known VAMs for which the die breaks, etc. have not yet formed.