1921-D VAM-1X2

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1921-D VAM-1X2 Rim Cud at E . P

Discovered by Jeff Oxman, October 2001 - revised 2013 ChuckEmery
This Variety is a Hit List 40 and a WOW! Morgan VAM. (Fills the WOW! cud/strong retained cud slot)
1X2 (revised) IV 1 · D2a (Scribbling Die Scratches #4, Rim Cud at E-P) (189) I-5 R-7
Obverse IV 1– Large rim cud die break at E-PL extending into tops of letters. Small die break in denticles below 1. Center of coin is weakly struck.
1- There is only one VAM-1X known today. Since the break is so completely visible, it is unlikely that there are many left undiscovered. This will be one of the “stoppers” in assembling a complete collection of 1921-D die breaks or the Hit List 40.
Coin courtesy of Jeff Oxman, Founder of the Society of Silver Dollar Collectors (SSDC)
2- VAM-1X is the “King” of 1921-D varieties. It has a humongous rim cud die break at E-P on the obverse extending down into the tops of letters. There is also small die break in the denticles below the 1 in the date.

LVA Plate Photos

Additional Photos

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An amazing cud is formed above the E and P of E PLURIBUS. 1921-Ds often have a die crack at this position, but on this coin the die actually broke and a piece along the rim fell away. Leroy Van Allen marveled that this is one of the most extreme cuds of the Morgan series.
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Some images of the reverse. Thanks again to Jeff Oxman and to the photographer for the favor:
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Discovery Coin Obverse
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1 known (pictured here) PCGS XF40