1921-S VAM-7 Wart Nose Die Gouge, Scribbling Die Scratches
Discovered by Rob Joyce, April 2003
7 (revised) IV 4 · D2a (Doubled Stars & UNUM, Wart Nose Die Gouge, Scribbling Die Scratches) (189) I-3 R-5
Obverse IV 4 - Doubled left and right stars, tops of S– UNUM and bottom of 9 loops towards rim. Large die gouge in middle of nose.
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 - Single strong horizontal polishing line at top inside of tail feathers between legs.
1- Also, Doubled left and right stars, tops of S– UNUM and bottom of 9 loops towards rim.
LVA Plate Photos
This variety has a large die gouge in the middle of Liberty's nose, hence the description "wart nose".
The 1921-S VAM-7 is also a scribbling reverse variety.
Discovery coin, ANACS MS-63, 4/2003. Post if you see another! PCGS MS64
ANACS MS62; PCGS MS62, ANACS MS60 Details Cleaned 3/2007; NNC MS65 ebay 140192326492 12/26/07