1921-P VAM-3DC Scribbling Die Scratches #64
Discovered by C. Logan McKechnie October 2007.
Scribbling scratches varieties are numerous and difficult to photograph. 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. Most likely some of the new scribbling scratches varieties will be ultimately eliminated as early die states of known VAMs for which the die breaks, etc. have not yet formed.
The coin in the photo below is a late die state (LDS) example of this variety. While the major scribbles features have been worn away from die wear, the heave gouge/polishing line shown by the green arrows is very recognizable and should be used as the primary pick up point for this VAM regardless of die stage: