1923-D VAM-1R

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1923-D VAM-1R Retained Die Break Left of Y

Discovered by David Close. Revised 2008, 2014
1R (revised) II 1 · B2a (Retained Die Break Left of Y, Die Chip AM, Break Below A) I-3 R-6
Obverse II 1– Heavy die crack thru Y in LIBERTY parallel to rim with sloping triangular retained die break on left side of Y.
Reverse B2a– Heavy die crack thru AMERICA with small die chip between A and M. Late die states show long die crack thru TED over to eagle's head with wider break at rim above T. Later die state has slight displaced field break and chip below right A in AMERICA.

1. This variety has been dubbed as a Late Die State of the 1923-D VAM-1AM. The break on the obverse is the deciding factor as to which VAM you have.

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LVA Plate Photos:

1923-D VAM-1R Die Chip AM.jpg

Additional Photos:

DKC 1923D VAM 1R.jpg

Full Coin Photos

The full coin pictured below is actually the 1923-D VAM-1AM, as it does not yet have the displaced break on the obverse. This coin is being shown for attribution purposes only. The obverse break must be present to be considered the 1923-D VAM-1R. (as of 2/2013)
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-1AM Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY Dr. David Close
The full coin photo is the EDS.