1921-S VAM-9B Doubled Profile & Left Stars, Die File Lines Reverse
Discovered by Michael Ash, May 2006. Revised by Bill James 2016
9B IV 6 · D2a (Doubled Profile & Left Stars, Die File Lines Reverse) (189) I-2 R-6
Reverse D2a – Heavy die file lines over all fields and in middle of eagle’s wings. Diagonal lines on tail feathers between legs.
2016- Same die as VAM-22B but later die state.
1- VAM-22B Discovery coin - polishing lines in UTF similar to VAM-1BQ on page 230 in 1921 scribbles guide book, but slightly different angles & does not have the 1BQ scribbles. Same reverse as VAM-9B WITH SAME POLISHING LINES IN utf. Your coin looks like earlier die state with less die file lines. Later die file lines must have mostly removed breaks at D and AR.
Reverse Progression - EDS VAM-22B, LDS VAM-9B