101 IV 81 • D2a (Tripled Stars, Die Files Lines Neck, Scribbling Die Scratches) (189) I-2 R-5
Obverse IV 81 - Slightly tripled left and right stars toward rim. Crosshatch die file lines on Liberty head neck and light polishing lines at eye front.
Die maker -Polishing lines in RT of LIBERTY.
Reverse D2a - Same reverse die with scribbles at eagle's right leg as VAMs 44 and 45, but earlier die state.
Edge - Has 189 reeds instead of I.R. 157 of VAM 44.
LVA Plate Photos
The early die state nature of VAM 101 means its scribbles are bold:
While there are many polishing lines under the bottom cotton leaf, the long one in the middle of this photo is a key diagnostic:
Also key are the numerous polishing lines where the back of Liberty's neck meets her hair curls: