Discovered by Martin Field October 1978. Revised 2000, Revised 2016 Micheal Ash
'5(revised) IV 30 · D2a (Quadrupled Left Stars, Doubled Profile, Scribbling Scratches Cheek & Eagle's Right Leg') (189) I-4 R-5
Obverse IV 30– Slightly quadrupled left stars toward rim and lower edge of 1's top crossbar. Very slightly tripled right stars. Slightly doubled profile from forehead down to chin. Scribbling die scratches patch at back of jaw, likely to erase die crack. First case known of scribbling die scratches on 1921 obverse die.
Reverse D2a– Eagle's left wing over-polished near body. Fine die scratches in various directions on over-polished tail feathers around eagle's right leg on EDS.
1- Some specimens show small horizontal die gouge at top right of right wreath. These are now 1921-P VAM-5A.
2 - An over-polished reverse is also seen on VAM 5, VAM-3EM, VAM-3EB1, VAM-3EB2 VAM-3GH
LVA Plate Photos
The below crack extending from the stars to the date is the plate for a VAM-5. The photo is courtesy of Vampicker.
Copyrighted© VAM-5 Images© on loan to VAMworld from John Austin
This coin is a special scribbling scratches variety with obverse scribbles. Jaw Scribbles
Double left stars.
Polished reverse area
Very overpolished wing.
Horizontal gouge below R.
Polished Berry Left Wreath
Full Coin Photos
Large Full Coin Photo VAM-5 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy [Algot.Stephenson] ATTRIBUTED BY