1921-P VAM-3E2 Pitted Reverse Feathers, Scribbling Die Scratches #39
Discovered 3E by Bill Fivaz, August 1979. Revised 2009. Assigned 3E2 2016
This coin is a Hot 50 Morgan VAM.
3E2 IV 1 · D2a (Pitted Reverse Feathers, Scribbling Die Scratches #39) (189) I-3 R-5
Reverse D2a– Fine raised dots from pitted die around lower tail feathers, between LA, R in DOLLAR, right star, C in America and at eagle's beak. Progressive stages of pitting starting at R.
LVA Plate Photos:
Pitting in and below the arrow feathers:
This die changed signficantly over the production run.The difference between the EDS pitting (Below) and the LDS pitting (top).
Pitting around the arrows and tailfeathers are not even there for the EDS coin,
This VAM is also a scribbling scratches variety.
This photo is from an EDS|early die state of the VAM-3E without much of the pitting present. In LDS late die states, some of the scribbles have faded from die wear:
Fine die scratches and polishing lines present in parts of both wings:
Full Coin Photos
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