1921-P VAM-3Y

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1921-P VAM-3Y Die Break ES of STATES and Wing Tip

Discovered by C. Logan McKechnie September 2004.
3Y(revised) IV 1 · D2a (Die Break Wing Tip & ES) (189) I-3 R-6
Reverse D2a– Die crack thru eagle’s right wing tip extending up above first S in STATES and above D in UNITED with displaced field of a break. Die crack thru top of STATES with double crack and break between ES. 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: short horizontal die scratch at top right inside of eagle's right leg and short die gouge at top right L in DOLLAR.
Comments:
1- This VAM has a die crack thru eagle’s right wing tip extending up above first S in STATES and above D in UNITED. Late die states have a displaced field from the break forming a retained cud. These are the most desirable examples.
2- see former study coin http://www.vamworld.com/1921-P+JOH-1
3- Obverse crack off last 1 in date is very similar to VAM-3AD2
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LVA Plate Photos

Additional Photos

1921p vam3y.jpg
There are also die crack thru top of STATES with double crack forming a raised oval break between the ES of states.
1921p vam3y 3.jpg
From June to August 2007, the 1921-P VAM-3BC was listed as a scribbling scratches tailfeathers variety. It was later shown to be the same as the 21-P VAM-3Y and was eliminated. Below are details on the scribbling scratches for the 21-P VAM-3Y:
See how a couple of parallel scratches extend well up into the eagle's torso:
1921 P VAM 3BC scrib scratches.jpg
See how those parallel scratches disappear at this angle:
1921 P VAM 3BC scrib scratches 2.jpg
In the field to the left of the leg feathers we see one dominant almost-vertical scratch:
1921 P VAM 3BC scrib scratches 3.jpg
Another example of the 3Y:
NESVT20090816 1921P 3Y 1.JPG
NESVT20090816 1921P 3Y 2.JPG
NESVT20090816 1921P 3Y 3.JPG
NESVT20090816 1921P 3Y 4.JPG

Full Coin Photos

2 Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-3Y images below on loan to VAMworld courtesy of and ATTRIBUTED BY 'Lance Newman OCC'

Discovery Net 45
PCGS MS64 LDS
ANACS AU 53 details cleaned
AU 58 Raw
PCGS MS63
PCGS MS63 LDS
ICG MS65 LDS
1/2017
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