1921-D VAM-1V

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1921-D VAM-1V Die Break O of OF

Discovered by Jim Hart, August 2001 (Desirability: Star3.gif)
1V IV 1 · D2a (Die Break O, Scribbling Die Scratches) (189)
(Revision 08/16/2009) - Most left and right stars slightly doubled/tripled towards rim.
Reverse D2a– Small die breaks at top left and right of O in OF. Different than VAM 1M die break.
(Revision 08/16/2009) - Fine double die scratches in various directions on over polished tail feathers around eagle's right leg and between eagle's left wing and
body. I D mint mark slightly tilted to left. Die marker- Heavy diagonal die polishing line between 8 & 9 outer feathers from bottom of eagle's left wing. Late die states
have small breaks at top left and right on O of OF.

DPIS – In 1921 dates were part of the master die so there is no variation in position.

Emission Sequence


  1. Collectors can have a devil of a time finding examples of this die break. Two small breaks emerge from the top of the O in OF to make it appear as if it has small devilish horns. This coin is different than the 1921-D VAM-1M & 1921-D VAM-1F die break.


LVA Plate Photos:

Scribbles shot

Additional Photos:

1921d vam1v low.jpg
DJC 1921~D 1V.jpg 21DVAM1Veds.jpg 21DVAM1VLDS.jpg
1921-D Left Wing.jpg
1921-D Right Wing.jpg
DJC 1921~D 1VRev.jpg
The key to quickly identifying this variety is to look for two parallel die cracks running from the first left star into Liberty’s neck.
1921 d vunk horn of 3.jpg
VAM-1M also has horns above the O and thus far has been a little harder to locate than the VAM-1V.
21d obv 1v.gif21d rev 1v.gif
The 1921-D VAM-1V is also a scribbling scratches variety with the scribbles most visible in earlier die states. You can see many "double line" scribbles on this variety:
1921-D VAM-1V EDS scribbles.jpg

Full Coin Photos

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-1V? Images© on loan to VAMworld [courtesy] TeletTradeLogo14.jpg® ATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler

Other TPG coins reported in SSDC Registry are member attributions & are not a census of that TPG..
65P, 64P, 64P, 64P, 63A, 62P, 62A, 62A, 60R (Total: 9 MS, 8 Circ.)
Please note that contrary to any eBay sales hype, this condition census is way under-represented. These are coins I PERSONALLY counted. I hoped folks would add to the census, but that hasn't been happening. Don't buy one assuming there are 16 or 17 known... there are more. Great VAM but go into any purchase with knowledge. Ask on the message board if you need advice. Rob Joyce.