1921-P VAM-3AD Die Gouge Thru F
Discovered by Bill Van Note, February 2005.
3AD(revised) IV 1 · D2a (Die Gouge Thru F) (189) I-2 R-5
Reverse D2a– Broad striated vertical die gouges at top of F in OF down thru F to edge of wing. Gouge further left than those at top of wing of VAM 3AB. Late die state has die crack from top of right wreath down thru last A in AMERICA over to denticles with displaced field break between wreath and A.
1- Broad vertical die gouge at top of F in OF down thru F to edge of wing. Gouge further left than those at top of wing of 1921-P VAM-3AB.
2- As of July 2009, this became VAM-3AD1 & VAM-3AD2
LVA Plate Photos
This VAM exhibits die gouge emerging from the top of the right wing (as viewed). See the Feed Finger Gouges page for similar varieties.
Signficant die cracks can be seen on the reverse that may help cherrypick this coin.
The obverse also has an unusual die crack.