1921-D VAM-5C Tripled Date & Stars, Die Break Inside S # 2
Discovered by Rob Joyce, March 2005. Revised description Sept 2007.
5C(revised) IV 4 D2a (Tripled Date & Stars, Die Break Inside S # 2) (189) I-2 R-6
Reverse D2a - Die crack thru top of TES up to rim above A with small bean shaped die break at bottom inside of lower loop of second S. Break more centered than VAMs 5A(1Y) & 5B. 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 - Long vertical die scratch at inner feathers of eagle's left wing.
1- This is a "Bean Bottom S" variety. Click on the Bean Bottom S VAMworld page for links to the other bean bottom VAMs.
LVA Plate Photos
REVERSE FEATURES: Bean bottom S taken from the "bottom" angle:
Bean bottom S taken from the top angle and flipped:
Reverse ERI die breaks:
Here we see two connections between the star and the final A in AMERICA. The "top" connector at the bottom serif of the A is a die scratch and is straight. The "bottom" connector at the top of the A is a die break and is not perfectly straight:
Breaks above the A in STATES:
The tops of some of the periphery letters show tripling, which is very noticeable on the first T in STATES:
The exact coin in this one photo of "trust" was verified by Leroy Van Allen as a VAM-5C. Note the presumed die wear around the "t" and "r" in "trust". However, there is no die gouge between the "O" of "OF" and the "u" of "trust" as in the 1921-D VAM-13.
Scribbling scratches tailfeathers:
Note vertical scribbles, especially a very long one, where left wing attaches to the eagle's body:
OBVERSE FEATURES: Note the die break off the lower neck above the 1 in the date:
All left and right stars are at least tripled. This is the first right star:
There are breaks between the left stars. These are the 3rd and 4th left stars:
6 NESTV close ups
Full Coin Photos
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