1921-S VAM-1BH Scribbling Die Scratches #17, Toothpick Die Gouge
Discovered October 2007
1BH IV1 - D2a (Scribbling Die Scratches #17, Toothpick Die Gouge) (189) I-3 R-5
Reverse D2a - Fine die scratches in various directions on over polished tail feathers around eagle’s right leg, between eagle’s left wing and body and in middle of both wings.
Die marker - Long vertical die gouge at right of eagle's right leg.
1. Scribbling scratches varieties are numerous and difficult to photograph. Many existing varieties include scribbling scratches features on the tailfeathers in addition to their primary features (pick up points). When possible, we will attempt to show non-scribbling scratches die features to help with attribution. Most likely some of the new scribbling scratches varieties will be ultimately eliminated as early die states of known VAMs for which the die breaks, etc. have not yet formed.