1921-S VAM-1i Polished Obverse
Discovered by Michael Fey, March 2004.
Ii IV 1 D2a (Polished Obverse) (189) I-2 R-5
Obverse IV 1- Die excessively polished and filed with heavy raised lines all over fields of entire obverse.
1- Easily confused with a whizzed or improperly cleaned coin, the 1921-S VAM-1i is attributed by the
dramatically excessive amount of die polishing lines on the obverse fields of the coin.
LVA Plate Photos
In the photo below, you can see why the polishing lines are sometimes confused as scratches from
the abrasive cleaning of a coin.
As you can see in the photos below, the polishing lines in the fields of this VAM1i are raised above the surface of the coin. They run up to, but not over, the raised features of the coin.
Full Coin Photos
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy Heritage Auctions: