1921-D VAM-5E "Severed Bean"
Discovered September 2007
5E IV 1 - D2a (Tripled Date & Stars, Die Break Inside S #3, Scribbling Die Scratches) (189) I-2 R-6
Reverse D2a - Several small bean shaped die breaks inside bottom of right S in STATES. 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 - Single long vertical polishing line in upper middle of eagle's right wing.
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
"Severed bean" in the lower serif of the second S in STATES:
Some die cracks in reverse periphery lettering for attribution assistance (perhaps not present in EDS specimens, but perhaps the bean S is also not present in EDS coins):
Scribbling Scratches tailfeathers: