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
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.
Some images of the reverse. Thanks again to Jeff Oxman and to the photographer for the favor:
Discovery Coin Obverse
1 known (pictured here) PCGS XF40