Discovered April 2009, by Ben Wengel Revised 2017
3ED2 (revised) IV1 - D2a (Scribbling Die Scratched #91, Counterclash Cap Back, Die Break BU) (189) I-2 R-6
Obverse IV 1 - Die crack from top right wheat leaf up thru U in PLURIBUS to denticles above U with displaced field break between BU.
Clashed die with counterclash at lower rear of Phrygian cap above ribbon.
LVA Plate Photos
Odds are good that the first thing you will notice about both 3ED1 and 3ED2 is a bold diagonal crack that goes downward from the 6th right star to Liberty’s hair. It is on both VAMs. A smaller crack links most of the other right stars, but does it more completely on 3ED2:
If the coin is a 3ED2 the 2nd thing you’ll probably notice is a horizontal crack from Liberty’s lower neck through the top of the 2nd left star and into the rim (which 3ED1 does not have):
The third thing you may notice on a 3ED2 is a thin crack from the U in PLURIBUS into the wheat leaf (which 3ED1 does not have):
3ED2 has considerable counter-clashing at the back of Liberty’s cap, but 3ED1 has none:
3ED2 also has clashing adjacent to the eagle’s left wing, but 3ED1 has none:
Both VAMs have finger feed gouges at the 1st S in STATES, but they are stronger on 3ED1:
There are also a few miscellaneous cracks shared by the two VAMs:
3rd Specimen by PJM