3BN IV1 - D2a (Scribbling Die Scratches #15) (189) I-2 R-5
Reverse D2a - Fine die scratches in various directions on over polished tail feathers around eagle’s right leg, between eagle's left wing and body and in middle of both wings.
Die marker - Check mark die scratch in space to left of eagle's right leg and short die gouge at lower right bottom outside of eagle's left wing.
1- This VAM was also listed for a few days as 1921-P VAM-3DE.
2- Many existing varieties include scribbling scratches features on the tailfeathers in addition to their primary features (pick up points). When possible, we will attempt to show non-scribbling scratches die features to help with attribution. Some of the new scribbling scratches varieties have been eliminated as early die states of known VAMs for which the die breaks, etc. have not yet formed, and more will likely follow.
LVA Plate Photos
A gouge at the tip of the 3rd feather from the bottom of the eagle's left wing:
The scribbles in the protected area to the left of the right leg are a great indicator for this variety:
Similarly, the field scratches in the top left area of this photo below are good for attribution. These scratches almost look like a claw:
One more angle just for good measure:
Also, note the small the circular die chip above the left side of the Eagle's inside talon on the picture above and below.
The olive branches also show die polishing:
Here is a picture of the Eagle’s lower left wing which has additional polishing lines or scratches.
Here are a couple of pictures of the Eagle’s right wing which has polishing lines that curve out from the Eagle’s top breast and back down towards the Eagle’s bottom breast or center.
3rd Specimen from LFCPs below by D.Halladay (dot on 6th feather from bottom of right wing)
4th Specimen by LJS123
Full Coin Photos
Large Full Coin Photo by D.Halladay and ATTRIBUTED by Ljs123. (This coin is a late die state example, as seen in the reverse photo that shows a long crack through AR in DOLLAR, which is not present on earlier die state examples.)