1921-P VAM-3K2

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1921-P VAM-3K2

Discovered by Michael Fey, October 1999.
Prior 3K became 3K2 June 2017
3K2 IV 1 D2a (Die Breaks 1-3 Left Stars) (189) I-2 R-6
Obverse IV 1- Die crack thru all 1-7 left stars with die chips left side of 1 & 3 left stars and displaced field break at 1-3 left stars and between 1 & 3 left stars.
Reverse D2a - Fine die scratches in various directions on over polished tail feathers around eagle’s right leg and between eagle's left wing and body. Die marker - Vertical die scratch thru sixth outer feather from bottom of eagle's right wing.
1 – Cracks and breaks around first three left stars are much more severe on VAM 3K2 than they are on VAM 3K1.

LVA Plate Photos

Additional Photos

Z21Pmorgan3K QTRobv.jpg
It seems that the VAM-3K is also a scribbling scratches variety, also listed for a while as 1921-P VAM-3CO, though this is still waiting Leroy confirmation. The oblong "stretched football" field scribble off the feathers off the right leg is a case-closed diagnostic feature:
1921-P VAM-3K scribbling scratches1.jpg
The scribbles in the traditional areas are highly concentrated and difficult to photograph. They contain a combination of straight and very curved scratches:
1921-P VAM-3K scribbling scratches2.jpg
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