94 IV 23 - D1a (Tripled 9 & Stars) (189) I-2 R-5
Obverse IV 23 - Lower outside of 9 upper loop, all left stars and right stars very slightly tripled towards rim. Die marker - IR variety 7 with fine horizontal polishing lines at junction of jaw and neck and polishing line at bottom between rear divided ear. Same obverse die as VAM 29 infrequently reeded, but EDS.
Reverse D1a - No scribbling die scratches at eagle's right leg. Die marker - Horizontal polishing line on left side of seventh feather from bottom of eagle's left wing. Same reverse die as VAM 29 infrequently reeded but EDS.
As this is an early die stage of the VAM 29 obverse and reverse dies, but with normal collar, this eliminates the possibility that the infrequently reeded coins were the first struck in 1921, and establishes the VAM 29 as the first infrequently reeded die pair.
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