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|proofs=''24?'' <ref>Miller, W., ''The Morgan and Peace Dollar Textbook''.  Metarie, LA: Adam Smith Publishing, 1983. p. 240</ref>
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|mintage=21,695,000
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|pl=10/10 (ultra-rare)
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|dies=unknown
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|study=no}}
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1921-S is easily one of the most consistently ugly issues of the Morgan dollar
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series.  The design is generally seen as inferior to the rest of the series
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due to the low relief adaptation.  Strike is typically rather poor, made worse by the prevalence of
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coins struck from severely eroded dies.  Even when fully struck, detail tends to suffer greatly from die wear.
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Heavy contact marks are typical of uncirculated specimens.  Prooflike
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coins are essentially non-existent, and those few that are certified as PL aren't
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terribly attractive.  Luster varies a lot from satiny to orange peel due to
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the die wear observed.  There is opportunity for the date collector to cherrypick very early die
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state coins with satiny luster and sharp detail, as these are quite scarce.
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The most popular variety for VAM collectors is actually a very challenging sequence of 12 die
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stages of the [[1921-S VAM-1B|VAM 1B "Thornhead"]], chronicling repeated die
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damage and repair.  Many VAMs with scribbling scratches are cataloged, but these
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are difficult to attribute in late die stages.
 
= Additional Guides =
 
= Additional Guides =
 
[[1921-S Die Crack Break Guide]]<br />
 
[[1921-S Die Crack Break Guide]]<br />
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[[Bean Bottom S|Bean Bottom S]]<br />
 
[[Bean Bottom S|Bean Bottom S]]<br />
 
[[Feed Finger Gouges|Feed Finger Gouges]]<br />
 
[[Feed Finger Gouges|Feed Finger Gouges]]<br />
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[[1921-S VNA varieties|VAM not Assigned]]<br />
 
= Official Listing =
 
= Official Listing =
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1921-S VAM-1]] Normal Die<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]][[1921-S VAM-1]] Normal Die<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1921-S VAM-1B Pre-Thornhead]] Die State before gouge<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]][[1921-S VAM-1B Pre-Thornhead]] Die State before gouge<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1921-S VAM-1B]] Thorn Head Series 1B1 through 1B7, Scribbling Die Scratches ([[HitList40 VAMs|Hit List 40]] and [[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM)<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]][[1921-S VAM-1B]] Thorn Head Series 1B1 through 1B7, Scribbling Die Scratches ([[HitList40 VAMs|Hit List 40]] and [[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM)<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1921-S VAM-1B1]] Thorn Head Die Gouge, Die State 1 ([[HitList40 VAMs|Hit List 40]] and [[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM)[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA-p-n(1)-horz.jpg]]
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]][[1921-S VAM-1B1]] Thorn Head Die Gouge, Die State 1 ([[HitList40 VAMs|Hit List 40]] and [[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM) [[image:pcgsvam.jpg]][[image:ngcvam.
  
 
= List of Past Assignments =
 
= List of Past Assignments =
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]]1921-S VAM-1A (Eliminated, became [[1921-S VAM-6A|VAM-6A]])<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]]1921-S VAM-1A (Eliminated, became [[1921-S VAM-6A|VAM-6A]])<br />
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1921-S VAM-1B6]] Thorn Head Die Gouge, Die State 9, late die state with most gouges polished out ([[HitList40 VAMs|Hit List 40]] and [[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]])[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA-p-n(1)-horz.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1921-S VAM-1B6]] Thorn Head Die Gouge, Die State 9, late die state with most gouges polished out ([[HitList40 VAMs|Hit List 40]] and [[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]])[[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:white_camera_Black_Border04112011.jpg]]1921-S VAM-1CY Un-reported<br />
 
[[image:white_camera_Black_Border04112011.jpg]]1921-S VAM-1DB Un-reported<br />
 
[[image:white_camera_Black_Border04112011.jpg]]1921-S VAM-1DC Un-reported<br />
 
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1921-S VAM-1M]] (Eliminated, became Varieties of [[1921-S VAM-15|VAM-15]])<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1921-S VAM-1M]] (Eliminated, became Varieties of [[1921-S VAM-15|VAM-15]])<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1921-S VAM-1M1]] (Became [[1921-S VAM-15A|VAM-15A]])<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1921-S VAM-1M1]] (Became [[1921-S VAM-15A|VAM-15A]])<br />
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[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]]1921-S VAM-1AV Scribbling Die Scratches #5 (Eliminated)<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]]1921-S VAM-1AV Scribbling Die Scratches #5 (Eliminated)<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1921-S VAM-1BG]] Scribbling Die Scratches #16 (Eliminated, became [[1921-S VAM-1Q1|VAM-1Q1]])<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1921-S VAM-1BG]] Scribbling Die Scratches #16 (Eliminated, became [[1921-S VAM-1Q1|VAM-1Q1]])<br />
[[image:white_camera_Black_Border04112011.jpg]][[1921-S VAM-1BZ]]Un-reported<br />
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[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1921-S VAM-21B|1921-S VAM-21B]] Doubled Date, Stars,and Motto, Double Clashed N, Die Scratch D (Eliminated see VAM-27A) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:white_camera_Black_Border04112011.jpg]]1921-S VAM-1DC Un-reported<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1921-S VAM-21B|1921-S VAM-21B]] Doubled Date, Stars,and Motto, Double Clashed N, Die Scratch D (Eliminated see VAM-27A) [[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
 
  
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= References =
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[[image:camera.jpg]] Photos of diagnostics shown on page.<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] Photos of diagnostics shown on page.<br />
[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]] Photos of full coin shown on page.<br />
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[[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]] Photos of full coin shown on page.<br />
[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA-REPLACE-PIX.jpg]] Full coin photo, needs to be replaced with better one.<br />
 
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]] VAM has been eliminated altogether or phased into another number.<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]] VAM has been eliminated altogether or phased into another number.<br />
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[[image:New White Camera.jpg]] No photos posted for this VAM.<br />
 
[[image:pcgsvam.jpg]] This VAM is recognized by PCGS.<br />
 
[[image:pcgsvam.jpg]] This VAM is recognized by PCGS.<br />
 
[[image:ngcvam.jpg]] This VAM is recognized by NGC.<br />
 
[[image:ngcvam.jpg]] This VAM is recognized by NGC.<br />
 
As '''ANACS''', '''SEGS''', '''ICG''', and Variety Slabbing Service ('''VSS''') recognize '''''all''''' VAMs currently in the official listings, no icon is shown for these services.<br />
 
As '''ANACS''', '''SEGS''', '''ICG''', and Variety Slabbing Service ('''VSS''') recognize '''''all''''' VAMs currently in the official listings, no icon is shown for these services.<br />

Revision as of 14:20, 4 November 2020

Mintage 21,695,000
Proof Mintage 24? [1]
Dies Used unknown
Rarity in PL 10/10 (ultra-rare)
Die Study no

1921-S is easily one of the most consistently ugly issues of the Morgan dollar series. The design is generally seen as inferior to the rest of the series due to the low relief adaptation. Strike is typically rather poor, made worse by the prevalence of coins struck from severely eroded dies. Even when fully struck, detail tends to suffer greatly from die wear. Heavy contact marks are typical of uncirculated specimens. Prooflike coins are essentially non-existent, and those few that are certified as PL aren't terribly attractive. Luster varies a lot from satiny to orange peel due to the die wear observed. There is opportunity for the date collector to cherrypick very early die state coins with satiny luster and sharp detail, as these are quite scarce. The most popular variety for VAM collectors is actually a very challenging sequence of 12 die stages of the VAM 1B "Thornhead", chronicling repeated die damage and repair. Many VAMs with scribbling scratches are cataloged, but these are difficult to attribute in late die stages.

Additional Guides

1921-S Die Crack Break Guide
1921-S Thornhead Overview
1921-S Scribble Scratches
1921-S Polished Obverse Varieties
1921-S Pitted Dies
1921-S Clashed Dies
1921-S Die Gouges
1921-S Dots
1921-S Interactive Dot Map
1921-S Reverses
1921-S Filled Mint Marks
1921-S Die Trail Varieties
Bean Bottom S
Feed Finger Gouges
VAM not Assigned

Official Listing

New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1 Normal Die
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1B Pre-Thornhead Die State before gouge
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1B Thorn Head Series 1B1 through 1B7, Scribbling Die Scratches (Hit List 40 and WOW! Morgan VAM)
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1B1 Thorn Head Die Gouge, Die State 1 (Hit List 40 and WOW! Morgan VAM) Pcgsvam.jpgNgcvam.jpg Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1B2 Thorn Head Die Gouge, Die State 2 (Hit List 40 and WOW! Morgan VAM) Pcgsvam.jpgNgcvam.jpg Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1B3 Thorn Head Die Gouge, Die State 3 (Hit List 40 and WOW! Morgan VAM) Pcgsvam.jpgNgcvam.jpg Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1B3a Thorn Head Die Gouge, Die State 4 (Hit List 40 and WOW! Morgan VAM) Pcgsvam.jpgNgcvam.jpg Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1B4 Thorn Head Die Gouge, Die State 5 (Hit List 40 and WOW! Morgan VAM) Pcgsvam.jpgNgcvam.jpg Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1B4a Thorn Head Die Gouges, Die State 6 (Hit List 40 and WOW! Morgan VAM) Pcgsvam.jpgNgcvam.jpg Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1B4b Thorn Head Die Gouges, Die State 7 (Hit List 40 and WOW! Morgan VAM) Pcgsvam.jpgNgcvam.jpg Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1B5 Thorn Head Die Gouge, Die State 8(Hit List 40 and WOW! Morgan VAM) Pcgsvam.jpgNgcvam.jpg Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1B6a Thorn Head Die Gouge, Die State 9 Pcgsvam.jpgNgcvam.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1B6b Thorn Head Die Gouge, Die State 10 Pcgsvam.jpgNgcvam.jpg Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1B7 Thorn Head Die Gouge, Die State 11 (Hit List 40 and WOW! Morgan VAM) Pcgsvam.jpgNgcvam.jpg Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1C Pitted Lower Right Reverse, Scribbling Die Scratches Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1D Polished Reverse
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1E Pitted Reverse & Missing Tail Feathers
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1F Die Break 2nd S of STATES, dot between O & F of OFLfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1G Die Gouge O
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1H Die Gouge Above Wings, Chip Below Star, Polished Reverse, Scribbling Die Scratches #3 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1I Polished Obverse
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1J Double Die Scratch Left Wing
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1K Die Gouge I to Wreath Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1L Die wear lines above STATES #1 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1N1 Goatee Chin Die Gouge, Clashed Obverse Double I Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1N2 Clashed Obverse Double I, Polished Obverse Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1O Polished Obverse & Reverse Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1P Die Chip Right Wreath, Pitted Eagle
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1Q1 Scribbling Die Scratches #16
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1Q2 Scribbling Die Scratches #16, Die File Lines Obverse Periphery Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1R Die Breaks Top Left Wreath
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1S Die File Lines Around Date
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1T Die Gouge Lower Left Wreath, Pitted Mint Mark, Scribbling Die Scratches #33
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1U Heavy Die File Lines Obverse & Reverse Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1V Polished Left Obverse
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1W Die File Lines Left Reverse
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1X Die File Lines Obverse and Reverse
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1Y Die wear lines above STATES #2 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1Z Die File Lines Reverse
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1AA1 Scribbling Die Scratches #19
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1AA2 Scribbling Die Scratches #19, Clashed Obverse n Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1AA3 Scribbling Die Scratches #19, Die File Lines Left Obverse & Top Right ReverseLfcp-icon.jpg
New White Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1AA4 Scribbling Die Scratches #19, Die File Lines Reverse
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1AB1 Die Scratches NE
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1AB2 Die File Lines Obverse, Die Gouge O Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1AC Die Break Top Left Wreath #2 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1AD Die File Lines Obverse Stars & Motto
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1AE Die File Lines Upper Reverse
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1AF Vertical Die File Lines All Over Obverse & Reverse
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1AI Die Scratches Eagle’s Right Leg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1AJ Denticle Impressions Above Arrow Feathers
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1AJ2 Denticle impressions Above Arrow Feather, Clashed I Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1AK Over Polished WingLfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1AL Die Break ER, Die File Lines Obverse & Reverse
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1AM Die Break Left of S Mint Mark
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1AN Die Gouges Above Wings Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1AO Die File Lines Reverse
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1AP1 Clashed In & s Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1AP2 Clashed S
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1AR1 Scribbling Die Scratches #1 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1AR2 Scribbling Die Scratches #1, Die Break Right Wreath Top
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1AS Clashed Obverse s, Scribbling Die Scratches #2 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New White Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1AU Scribbling Die Scratches #4
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1AW Scribbling Die Scratches #6 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1AX1 Scribbling Die Scratches #7
New White Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1AX2 Die File Lines Reverse
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1AY Scribbling Die Scratches #8 (filled S)Lfcp-icon.jpg
New White Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1AZ Scribbling Die Scratches #9
New White Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1BA Scribbling Die Scratches #10
New White Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1BB Scribbling Die Scratches #11
New White Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1BC Scribbling Die Scratches #12
New White Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1BD Scribbling Die Scratches #13
New White Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1BE Scribbling Die Scratches #14
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1BF Scribbling Die Scratches #15
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1BH Scribbling Die Scratches #17
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1BI Scribbling Die Scratches #18
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1BJ Scribbling Die Scratches
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1BJ2 Scribbling Die Scratches, Die File Lines Obverse Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1BJ3 Scribbling Die Scratches *NEW 2017*
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1BK Scribbling Die Scratches #21
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1BL Scribbling Die Scratches #22
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1BL2 Scribbling Die Scratches #22, Clashed Obverse n Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1BM Scribbling Die Scratches #23
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1BN Scribbling Die Scratches #24
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1BO Scribbling Die Scratches #25
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1BP Scribbling Die Scratches #26
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1BQ Scribbling Die Scratches #27
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1BR Vertical Die File Lines Obverse and ReverseLfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1BS Scribbling Die Scratches #28
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1BT Scribbling Die Scratches #29
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1BU Scribbling Die Scratches #30
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1BV Over Polished Upper Tail Feathers Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1BW Pitting Below E
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1BX Scribbling Die Scratches #31
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1BY Die File Lines Obverse & ReverseLfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1CA Scribbling Die Scratches
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1CB Clashed Obverse n Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1CC Scribbling Die Scratches Lfcp-icon.jpg
New White Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1CD Clashed Obverse n & st
New White Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1CD2 Clashed Obverse t, Die File Lines Reverse
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1CE Clashed I Center Lfcp-icon.jpg
New White Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1CF Die Gouge Olive, Over Polished Upper TF
New White Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1CG Random Die File Lines Upper Reverse
New White Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1CH Die File Lines Right Reverse
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1CI Die File Lines and Over Polished Obverse and Reverse Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1CJ Die File Lines Obverse LUR
New White Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1CK Trailing Die Wear Lines Above ATE #3
New White Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1CL Beveled Field OF
New White Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1CM Over Polished Hair
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1CN Over Polished and Sunken Die Periphery Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1CO Heavy Die File Lines ST
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1CP Clashed I & u
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1CQ Sunken Obverse Die Periphery With Die File Lines
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1CR Die File Lines ObverseLfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1CS Over Polished ReverseLfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1CT Scribbling Die Scratches
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1CU Clashed Obverse, Double I Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1CV Die Polishing Reverse Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1CW Die File Lines Obverse & Reverse, Die Gouge F Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1CX Die File Lines Obverse Periphery
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1CZ Die Break AM
New White Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1DA Die File Lines Obverse & Reverse Periphery
New White Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1DB Scribbling Die Scratches
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1DC1 Clashed n & t
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1DC2 Clashed n & t, Die file lines Obv. & Rev., Collar clash
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1DD Scribbling Die Scratches
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1DE Die Douges Arrow Heads, Scribble Lines Upper Tail Feathers
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1DF Die File Lines Liberty Head & Eagle
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-1DH Clashed Obverse Raised I
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-2 "S" Shifted Left
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-3 Doubled Date and Stars
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-3A Doubled Date & Stars, Die File Lines Left Reverse
New White Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-3B Doubled Date & Stars, Die Gouge O
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-4 Dot Below Right Wing,Doubled Date & Stars, Scribbling Die Scratches
New White Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-4A Dot Below Right Wing, Scribbling Die Scratches, Die Break D
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-5 Doubled Date & Stars, Doubled Lower Reverse
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-5A Doubled Date & Stars, Doubled Lower Reverse, Shallow Denticles
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-6 Doubled Stars & Motto, Doubled Upper Reverse, Scribbling Die Scratches
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-6A Die Gouge BU of PLURIBUS (Hit List 40 Morgan VAM) Pcgsvam.jpg Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-6B Die Gouge BU of PLURIBUS, Missing mint mark (Hit List 40 Morgan VAM)Pcgsvam.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-7 Wart Nose Die Gouge, Scribbling Die Scratches
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-8 Doubled Date Left Side
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-9 Doubled Profile & Left Stars Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-9A Doubled Profile & Left Stars, Missing S
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-9B Doubled Profile & Left Stars, Die File Lines Reverse
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-10 Doubled Right Stars, Polished Obverse & Reverse
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-11 Tripled Left Stars, Doubled Date, Right Stars & Right Reverse, Scribbling Die Scratches
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-11A Tripled Left Stars, Doubled Date, Rt Stars & Rt Reverse, Polished Obverse & Reverse Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-12 Doubled Reverse Legend
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-13 Doubled AMERICA
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-13A Doubled AMERICA, Die Breaks Wreath, Die File Lines
New White Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-13B Doubled AMERICA, Die Scratch GO & Eagle's Beak
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-14 Tripled Right Stars, Doubled Reverse Legend
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-15 Doubled STATES OF
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-15A (Old VAM-1M1) Die Break Lower Loop of Second S in States, Scribbling Die Scratches
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-15B (Old VAM-1M2) Die Break Lower Loop of Second S in States, Scribbling Die Scratches Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-15C (VAM-1M3) Die Break Lower Loop of Second S in States, Die File Lines Reverse, Scribbling Die Scratches
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-15D (Previously VAM-15A) Doubled STATES OF, Polished Reverse, Clashed Obverse n & s
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-15E Die Break S, Clashed Obv I & ust, Rev. M Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-15F Doubled STATES OF, Die Break S, Clashed Obverse In & S Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-16 Doubled Left Stars and Date
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-17 Tripled Left Stars and Date, Doubled Right Stars
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-18 Doubled Reverse Legend Top
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-18A Doubled Reverse Legend Top, Die File Lines Obverse and Reverse Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-19 Concave Obverse Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-20 Doubled Left Stars and Reverse Top Legend, Scribbling Die Scratches-
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-21 Doubled Date, Stars and Motto
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-21A Doubled Date, Stars and Motto, Die File Lines Reverse Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-21C Doubled Date, Stars and Motto, Die File Lines Obverse
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-22 Doubled Date,Right Stars,Tripled AMERICA
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-22A Doubled Date,Right Stars,Tripled AMERICA, Die File Lines Right Reverse
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-22B Doubled Date,Right Stars,Tripled AMERICA,Die File Lines Right Reverse,Die Breaks D & AR
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-23 Tripled Left Stars, Doubled Date and Right Stars, Doubled Reverse To Center
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-24 Doubled Date, Stars and Right Reverse Legend
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-24A Doubled Date, Stars and Right Reverse Legend, Die File Lines Obverse
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-25 Tripled Left Stars, Doubled E PLURIBUS
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-26 Tripled Left Stars, Doubled Right Reverse
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-26A Tripled Left Stars, Doubled Right Reverse, Die Crack Through C in AMERCIA
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-27 Doubled & Tripled Stars, Die Scratches Reverse, Scribbling Die Scratches Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-27A Doubled & Tripled Stars, Die Scratches Reverse, Scribbling Die Scratches, Dbl clash N
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-28 Doubled Obv. Motto, Over Polished Wings
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-29 Doubled Obverse & Reverse Letters Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-29A Doubled Obv. & Rev., Clashed I & s, Die File Lines Obv. & Rev. (WOW! Morgan VAM)
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-29B Doubled Obverse, Reverse Letters, Clashed Obverse Double I
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-29C Doubled Obverse & Reverse Letters, Die File Lines Obverse & Reverse,Clashed I Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-30 Doubled Obverse and Reverse Letters, Small Bean-bottom 2nd S
New Camera.jpg1921-S VAM-31 Scribbling Die Scratches, Slightly Doubled Profile Lfcp-icon.jpg

List of Past Assignments

VAM-Delisted.jpg1921-S VAM-1A (Eliminated, became VAM-6A)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1921-S VAM-1B6 Thorn Head Die Gouge, Die State 9, late die state with most gouges polished out (Hit List 40 and WOW!)Lfcp-icon.jpg
VAM-Delisted.jpg1921-S VAM-1M (Eliminated, became Varieties of VAM-15)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1921-S VAM-1M1 (Became VAM-15A)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1921-S VAM-1M2 (Became VAM-15B)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1921-S VAM-1M3 (Became VAM-15C)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1921-S VAM-1N Goatee Chin Die Gouge, Clashed Obverse Double I (Became VAM-1N1)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1921-S VAM-1Q Die File Lines Obverse Periphery (Became VAM-1Q2)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1921-S VAM-1AA Die File Lines Left Obverse and Top Right Reverse (Became VAM-1AA3)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1921-S VAM-1AB Die File Lines Obverse, Die Gouge O (Became VAM-1AB2)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1921-S VAM-1AG Die File Lines Right Stars (Eliminated 2014. Became 1921-S VAM-29B)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1921-S VAM-1AH Die File Lines Reverse, Die Break Second S in STATES (Eliminated, became 1921-S VAM-15F)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1921-S VAM-1AP Clashed In & s (Became VAM-1AP1 & VAM-1AP2)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1921-S VAM-1AQ Die File Lines Reverse (Eliminated, became VAM-1M3)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1921-S VAM-1AR Scribbling Die Scratches #1 (became 1AR1)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1921-S VAM-1AT Scribbling Die Scratches #3 (Eliminated, same as VAM-1H)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1921-S VAM-1AV Scribbling Die Scratches #5 (Eliminated)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1921-S VAM-1BG Scribbling Die Scratches #16 (Eliminated, became VAM-1Q1)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1921-S VAM-21B Doubled Date, Stars,and Motto, Double Clashed N, Die Scratch D (Eliminated see VAM-27A) Lfcp-icon.jpg

References

  1. Miller, W., The Morgan and Peace Dollar Textbook. Metarie, LA: Adam Smith Publishing, 1983. p. 240



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