1923-P VAM-1B Extra Hair Die Break
Discovered by Richard Deters, February 1973.
The "extra hair" 1923-P VAMs include VAM-1B, VAM- 1BK, VAM-1V, VAM-1W, VAM-1Y, VAM-1AA, VAM-1AB 2, VAM-1AE, VAM-1AN, and VAM-1AR.
This coin is a Top 50 Peace Dollar VAM.
1B(revised) II1 - B2a (Extra Hair) I-3 R-6
Obverse II 1 - Long diagonal die break in hair in front of rear hair strands.
Reverse B2a - Normal die.
Comments: The VAM-1B coin is one of several known peace dollar VAMs with a die break in the hair. Further complicating matters, it has been noted that NGC has attributed some one VAM-1V as the VAM-1B. Fortunately, both breaks are visible to the naked eye so differentiating shouldn't be too difficult. (In NGC's defense, at least one of those attributions was made prior to the VAM-1V discovery and VAM-1B was first designated to group "several variations" of the hair die breaks in the one listing.
LVA Plate Photos
Pictured here is 1923-P VAM-1B DBO-2b. See 1923-P VAM-1AA
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