1921-P VAM-3F4

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1921-P VAM-3F4 Die Gouge Wing, Pitted Reverse, Die Break Above R

Discovered by Rob Joyce, July 2008. Revised 2010.
This coin is a Hot 50 Morgan VAM and a WOW! Morgan VAM.
3F4 (revised) IV1 - D2a (Die Gouge Wing, Pitted Reverse, Die Break Above R) (189) I-3 R-7
Obverse IV 1 - Die 2 - Diagonal die crack from 1 thru neck point up to jaw front.
Reverse D2a- Radial die crack left side of R in America with diagonal die crack from top left of R over to denticles where it becomes a break. Denticle impressions at ME no longer visible from die wear.
Comments:
1- A higher grade example still shows faint denticle impressions. Also, close inspection of the discovery coin image finds detectable denticle impressions.
2- It appears that the second obverse die's use began before the reverse crack above the R in AMERICA and the radial crack from the R to the wreath formed. Later die stages of Obverse Die 2 have diagonal die crack from date to chin. See also 1921-P VAM-3F3.

LVA Plate Photos

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Additional Photos

1921-P VAM-3F second obverse LDS.jpg
This second obverse shows a small die scratch between the rim and the sixth left star.
1921-P VAM-3F second obverse star scratch.jpg
Radial die crack above the R in AMERICA shows the 4th stage of VAM-3F.
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Radial die crack left side of R in America to wreath.
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Horizontal die gouge in the bottom of the wing is a great identifier of the VAM-3F
1921p vam3F4 b.jpg
VAM-3F4 is a very late die state and much of the pitting has been eroded from die wear.
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Pitting around first S in STATES.
Ja1921P V3F4 S States.jpg
Parallel polishing lines are present in the cap of the second obverse.
Ja1921P V3F4 polish lines.jpg
VAM-3F has strong scribbling in the tailfeather region and on top of the eagle's right leg. Ja1921-P V3f4scribbles.jpg

  • Discovery Coin.

The Denticle impressions between the wreath and M have largely disappeared from die wear.
Ja1921P V3Fdentmarks.jpg
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VAM-3F4 is a very late die state and much of the pitting has been eroded from die wear.
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the wing is a good pickup point.
1921p vam3F4 i.jpg
The discovery coin of VAM-3F4 also had a major lamination. Cool vam, interesting error in the same coin. Bonus!
1921p vam3F4 c.jpg
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Full Coin Photos

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-3F4 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY 'Mitch Hill'

VF (discovery)
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