1921-D VAM-1CA

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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.
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Additional Photos

Scribbling scratches:
1921-D vam1CA scribbling2.jpg
1921-D vam1CA scribbling3.jpg
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:
1921-D vam1CA scribbling3 overlay.JPG
The discovery coin has a major grease-filled reverse motto:
1921d vam1BY filledmotto.jpg
There are heavy die polishing lines in and above LIBERTY:
1921d vam1BY LIBERTYpolish.jpg
The bow has some light polishing:
1921-D vam1CA bow.jpg
There are vertical polishing lines above and below the protruding part of the eyelid. These polishing lines are not present on all examples.
1921-D vam1CA eye.jpg
Also check out this vertical die break in the eagle's left wing (may not be present on all examples):
1921-D VAM-1CA wing break.jpg
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
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