1921-S VAM-1BL Scribbling Die Scratches #22
1BL IV1 - D2a (Scribbling Die Scratches #22) (189) I-2 R-5
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 - Long single polishing line thru upper right tail feather.
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. Some of the new scribbling scratches varieties have been eliminated as early die states of known VAMs for which the die breaks, etc. have not yet formed, and more will likely follow.
1- May 2009- A clashed 'n' version was found and designated as VAM 1BL2. LVA described the 1BL2 as an earlier version of 1BL. VAM 1BL shows the polished die to remove the clashing.
LVA Plate Photos
Polishing in and under right wing:
There are polishing lines all over this coin. Here are some more under the eagle's beak: