1921-D VAM-1CA Scribbling Die Scratches on Tail Feathers #2
Discovered by Crae Morton, March 2007.
1CA IV 1 - D2a (Scribbling Die Scratches on Tail Feathers #2) (189) I-3 R-5
Reverse D2a- Fine die scratches in various directions on over polished tail feathers around eagle's right leg and between eagle's left wing and body. Die marker - Single long vertical polishing line at right side of F in OF up to denticles.
Slightly rotated reverse of 10 degrees CCW.
Comments: Here is a new VAM that you saw first on the VAMworld.com request page! Leroy has listed this variety as the new VAM-1CA. Plus the discovery coin has a major strike thru grease feature on the reverse motto.
LVA Plate Photos
Same as previous photo but with "hand drawn" overlay to show the prominent curved scratch. The 1921-D VAM-1CD has a similar dominant long curved scratch:
The discovery coin has a major grease-filled reverse motto:
There are heavy die polishing lines in and above LIBERTY:
The bow has some light polishing:
There are vertical polishing lines above and below the protruding part of the eyelid. These polishing lines are not present on all examples.
Also check out this vertical die break in the eagle's left wing (may not be present on all examples):
There are also die polishing lines in the ear and hair. The top serifs of PLURIB are doubled towards the center of the coin.
NGC 64, ANACS 53