1923-P VAM-1BN

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1923-P VAM-1BN O Die Defect Below GOD

Discovery 2009
(Eliminated Became VAM-1AN1
1BN II 1-B2a (O Die Defect Below GOD) I-3 R-5
Obverse II 1 – Circular depressed thin O below D in GOD with a thin die crack and die wear lines thru it. A die defect.
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"23-P - New VAM 1BN. Interesting that several coins have been discovered with this circular die defect below GOD. Has thin die crack and wear lines thru cicular line, so must be permanent part of die. Haven't seen this depressed die defect before on a Peace $. Gave discovery to (BigJayVee). Thanks for sending his letter and your coin to confirm the unusual variety. Not sure what would have caused it. Dropped letter of silver would have worn away soon and wouldn't have die crack of wear lines on it. Maybe something got between the hub and die during hubbing operations and impression stayed there since Peace $ weren't normally basined and polished."
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