COMMENTS: June 2008 update: This VAM is the EDS of the 1921-D VAM-1AE and has been eliminated. It is also perhaps related to the 1921-D VAM-1BF.
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.
The shiny area is a grouping of polishing lines jutting out of the eagle's right wing and into the field. You have to rotate the coin at just the right angles to the light to detect these polishing lines.