1921-P VAM-24A (formerly VAM-3J) Tripled E PLURIBUS, Die Break U & N, Pitted Star, Scribbling Die Scratches
Discovered by William Scholl, November 2002. Revised 2006
24A(revised) IV 18 · D2a (Tripled E PLURIBUS, Die Break U & N, Pitted Star, Scribbling Die Scratches) (189) I-3 R-6
Obverse IV 18– Raised dots from rusted die pits around fourth right star.
Reverse D2a– Die crack thru top of UNITED and bottom of ONE DOLLAR with large die break t top of U up to rim, break at top of N in UNITED, break on lower point of left star and field displacement between NE of ONE. Some fine raised dots around G in God and ONE from rusted die.
1- Fine die scratches in various directions on over-polished tail feathers around eagle's left wing and body and in middle of eagle's left wing.
Die marker - Die break at top of N in UNITED
2- 1-28-08: Leroy has determined that this VAM is the same as 1921-P VAM-3M, which has been eliminated in the 2008 VAM supplement.
3-14-10: Late die state of 1921-P VAM-24 found to have rust pitted star before 24A breaks have formed.
LVA Plate Photos
Raised dots from rusted die pits around fourth right star.
Large die break above the U in UNITED with small die chip at top middle of N.
Late die state: (coin courtesy of William Scholl)The triangle above the U in UNUM becomes more pronounced and raised as it advances:
This is a medium die state of the break:
(coin courtesy of Jim Hart)
Specimens exhibit pitting around G in GOD and ONE from a rusted die.