1921-S VAM-1B7

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1921-S VAM-1B7 Thorn Head Die Gouge, Die State 11

Discovered by Michael S. Fey, April 2004, Revised 2011
This coin is a Hit List 40 Morgan Vam.
1B7 (revised) IV 1 · D2a (Thorn Head Die Gouge, Die State 11) (189) I-5 R-7
Obverse IV 1– Eleventh die gouge state same as die state 10 except new long die gouge added thru Y in LIBERTY.
Reverse D2a– Same die gouge between E & D and spike below eagle’s left wing edge as in die states 8, 9, & 10. (1B5, 1B6a & 1B6b)

1. New die gouge through the Y in LIBERTY.
2. 1921-S VAM-1B6b or Back to the main 1921-S Thornhead page
3. Extremely hard to find variety in any grade, this is the key to the thornhead series along with the VAM 1B3/1B3a.


LVA Plate Photos:

1921 S VAM 1B7 Thorn Head State 7.jpg1921 S VAM 1B7 Thorn Head State 7.jpg

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Full Coin Photos

CFE 03-31-2011 1921-S 1B7-TH OBVERSE.jpg CFE 03-31-2011 1921-S 1B7-TH REVERSE.jpg
Only the discovery piece and an XF+ cleaned example are known to exist as of March, 2010.
UPDATE: A third example was found in March 2011 - ANACS AU50 Details.
UPDATE 2: A fourth example was found by David Anderson, Of Puyallup, WA. Graded XF-45 PCGS. 01/2012
ANACS AU50 Details
PCGS AU50 Genuine (now in PCGS 50 holder)
NGC AU Details Improperly Cleaned
PCGS XF45 (3)
PCGS vf 35 unattributed
PCGS AU 55 attributed 2-4-16 picked off e-bay in ngc net grade holder Larry Eakins