1921-P VAM-68

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1921-P VAM-68 Dot Right of Second Right Star, Scribbling Die Scratches #75

Discovered by David Close, June 2006. Revised 2010
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68 (revised) IV 52 · D2a (Dot Right of Second Right Star, Scribbling Die Scratches #75) (189) I-2 R-5
Obverse IV 52– Small round raised dot on right side of second right star.
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- Two polishing lines above right bow ribbon forming an x. (Formerly VAM-3DN)
Comments:
1- This is one of the 1921-P Dot coins described here

LVA Plate Photos

1921 P VAM 68 Dot Second Rt Star.jpg

Additional Photos

Note the "S" shaped die crack above the right toe (the eagle's left toe) that hopefully occurred early in the die life, which would provide an easy attribution feature. This is not a scribble, but a die crack:
1921-P VAM 3DN scribbling scratches.jpg
Distinctive scratches in the small field area between the right ribbon bow and the leaves above it:
1921-P VAM 3DN wreath.jpg
Closeup of the aforementioned area:
1921-P VAM 3DN wreath closeup.jpg
Here is a reverse die crack that may not occur in EDS specimens but may be more pronounced in LDS specimens. Please pardon the green goo, which is of course not a die variety feature but one of many pains in the neck that you just hate to discover on your favorite VAMs:
1921-P VAM 3DN die crack reverse.jpg
Obverse dot to the right of the second right star, seen on all examples of this variety to come to light:
1921-P VAM-3DN obverse dot.JPG
Here is a distinctive obverse die crack out of the nose that may show up on later die state (LDS) examples of this variety. There are other 21-P varieties with similar nose cracks, such as 1921-P VAM-3DA, so be sure to check other features for proper attribution:
1921-P VAM-3DN nose crack.JPG
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