Necklace Varieties

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The dashes that appear above the N in ONE on many 1921-P D1 reverse VAMs are a mystery. The current number of VAMs that have some or all of them currently stands at 49, as confirmed by Lee and Dennis. Dennis' nickname for them is "necklace".

What they are and how they got there are unknown. It is also unknown whether they are a master die issue or a hub feature. What is clear is they should not be used as a listable feature – only as an additional marker for confirmation of a die pairing.

LVA apparently refers to them in just one official description – VAM 1BD – in which he cites them as a die marker: "'Five segmented curved die scratches in field above N in ONE.

As seen in the photos below, necklaces come in different 'lengths'. Although up to 5 dashes are possible, no examples of just 2 or 4 dashes has yet been seen. One dash so far appears to be the most common; 5 the least. Please contact Lee or Dennis if you have a coin that clearly has only 2 or only 4 dashes.

As seen in photo #3 below, dashes #1 and #2 (counting from right to left) are the smallest. They are also the fastest to disappear. When they do, they seem to disappear together. Dashes #3 and #5 are the next weakest, and also seem to disappear together.
Dash #4 is by far the boldest and longest-lived; if you have a coin with only one dash it will be #4.
1st photo shows a 1 dash in the #4 position. The 3nd photo shows all 5 dashes Below the wreath above the N in ONE
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This is a working page and all content should be verified by clicking on the actual variety associated with you coin.
49 Known Necklace Varieties
The Number in the parentheses is the quantity of dashes found on that variety: Example (1) is 1 dash and a (5) is 5 dashes

  1. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1E (1) Pitted Wreath Bow (Hot 50 Morgan Vam) Full-Coin CAMERA.jpg
  2. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1G(2) Polished Upper Reverse, Die Gouge Wing Tip, Scribbling Die Scratches
  3. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1H (1) 5 Die Gouges on Reverse–D, L, A, t
  4. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1I (5) Pitted Reverse OL
  5. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1J Polished Middle Reverse
  6. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1L(3) Die File Lines Upper Reverse
  7. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1N Die Break D
  8. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1T Scribbling Die Scratches
  9. White camera Black Border04112011.jpg1921-P VAM-1AI (1) Scribbling Die Scratches
  10. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1AT (2) Scribbling Die Scratches
  11. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1BD (5) Scribbling Die Scratches #137
  12. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1BF1 (3) Sribbling Die Scratches #139 *New 2016*
  13. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1BH(3) Scribbling Die Scratches *New 2016*
  14. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1BK Scribbling Die Scratches *New 2017*
  15. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1BL Scribbling Die Scratches *New 2017*
  16. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-7(5)Tripled Reverse
  17. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-13(4)Wide Reed, Doubled Stars and Date, Scribbling Die Scratches (Top 100 Morgan Vam)Full-Coin CAMERA.jpg
  18. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-13A(3) Infrequently Reeded, Doubled Stars and Date, Die Gouges ST, Scribbling Die ScratchesFull-Coin CAMERA.jpg
  19. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-19(3)Quadrupled Left Stars
  20. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-19A(3) Quadrupled Left Stars, Retained Cud AMERICAFull-Coin CAMERA.jpg
  21. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-19B Quadrupled Left Stars, Rim Cud (Late die state of VAM-19A)
  22. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-20(3) Doubled Profile, Stars & Hair
  23. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-20A Doubled Profile, Stars & Hair, Pitted Reverse LL
  24. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-21 Doubled Left Stars, Scribbling Die Scratches Full-Coin CAMERA.jpg *Revised 2016*
  25. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-25(3) Infrequently Reeded, Doubled Jaw & Left Stars, Scribbling Die Scratches
  26. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-25A(3) Infrequently Reeded, Doubled Jaw & Left Stars, Die Gouge S, Scribbling Die ScratchesFull-Coin CAMERA.jpg
  27. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-26(2) Infrequently Reeded, Tripled Chin/Nose, Scribbling Die Scratches
  28. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-26A(1) Infrequently Reeded, Tripled Chin/Nose, Beveled Denticles, Scribbling Die Scratches
  29. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-29 Infrequently Reeded, Tripled 9 & StarsFull-Coin CAMERA.jpg
  30. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-29A(5) Infrequently Reeded, Tripled 9 & Stars, Beveled Denticles
  31. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-40 Quadrupled Right Stars
  32. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-40A(3) Quadrupled Right Stars, Denticle Impressions on Reverse (Hit List 40 Morgan Vam)
  33. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-43 Doubled Hair and StarsFull-Coin CAMERA.jpg
  34. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-47 Quadrupled Right & Doubled Left Stars, Zerbe “Proof” Dies
  35. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-55 Doubled & Tripled Stars & Date, Doubled Reverse Legend
  36. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-55A(5) Doubled & Tripled Stars & Date, Doubled Reverse Legend, Breaks Wing Tip
  37. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-66(3) Tripled Obverse
  38. Camera.jpg(3)1921-P VAM-66A Tripled Obverse,Die Break O *NEW 2016*
  39. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-67(3) Doubled Left Stars, Tripled Right Stars, Die Gouge ST
  40. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-72 Tripled Left stars & E PL, Doubled Profile
  41. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-72A (3) Tripled Left stars & E PL, Doubled Profile, Wing Top Gouges
  42. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-76(3) Doubled & Tripled Stars, Dbld Motto, Scribbling Die Scratches Full-Coin CAMERA.jpg
  43. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-79(3) Doubled Hair & Profile, Scribbling Die Scratches
  44. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-88 Doubled Lower Hair and Phrygian Cap
  45. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-88A (5) Doubled Lower Hair and Phrygian Cap, Die Wear Lines Obverse Denticles
  46. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-99(1) Tripled Left Stars, E-PL, Doubled Chin & Lower Hair *New 2016* Full-Coin CAMERA.jpg
  47. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-102 (5) Doubled Left Stars, Tripled E PLUR Full-Coin CAMERA.jpg
  48. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-114 (2) Double Date & Left & RT Stars, Scribbling Die Scratches *New 2018*
  49. Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-115 (3) Tripled Date & Stars, Double Neck Edge, E PLURIBU, Hair Front, Cap Top, Scribbling Die Scratches *New 2018*

Below this line has not been determined if they belong in the list of Necklace Varieties.

*CUT and PASTE* to list above if you have a confirmed specimen.
Official 1921 P D1 Reverse Listing
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1 17 Berry Reverse
VAM-Delisted.jpg 1921-P VAM-1B Polished Reverse (became 1B1)
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1B1 Polished Reverse
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1B2 Polished Die File Lines Reverse, Pitted Reverse NE *New 2015*
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1M Heavy Die File Lines Reverse
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1O1 Die File Lines Reverse
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1O2 Die File Lines Reverse, Pitted Reverse NE
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1P Die Gouge F
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1Q Scribbling Die Scratches
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg1921-P VAM-1R Scribbling Die Scratches
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1S Scribbling Die Scratches
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg1921-P VAM-1U Scribbling Die Scratches
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1V Scribbling Die Scratches
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1W Die gouge Top Right of T
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1X Scribbling Die Scratches
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1Y Scribbling Die Scratches
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1Z Scribbling Die Scratches
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg1921-P VAM-1AA Scribbling Die Scratches
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1AB Scribbling Die Scratches
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1AC1 Die File Lines in States
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1AC2 Die file lines in STATES, Retained Cud at E
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1AE Scribbling Die Scratches Full-Coin CAMERA.jpg
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg1921-P VAM-1AF Scribbling Die Scratches
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1AG Scribbling Die Scratches (Zerbe dies?)
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg1921-P VAM-1AH Scribbling Die Scratches
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg1921-P VAM-1AH2 Die Gouges Above T
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1AJ Scribbling Die Scratches
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1AK Scribbling Die Scratches
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1AM Scribbling Die Scratches
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1AN Scribbling Die Scratches
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1AO Scribbling Die Scratches
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1AQ Scribbling Die Scratches
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg1921-P VAM-1AQ2 Scribbling Die Scratches, Die Gouges F & Wing Tip
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1AR Scribbling Die Scratches
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg1921-P VAM-1AS Die Breaks Third Left Star, Scribbling Die Scratches
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg1921-P VAM-1AU Not Reported
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg1921-P VAM-1AV Not Reported
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1AW Scribbling Die Scratches
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1AX Die Gouge Upper Tail Feathers
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1AY Die Gouges ST, Scribbling Die Scratches
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg1921-P VAM-1AZ Not Reported
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1BA Scribbling Die ScratchesFull-Coin CAMERA.jpg
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1BB Die Break A Top
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1BC1 Scribbling Die Scratches
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1BC2 Scribbling Die Scratches #136, Clashed Obverse n & st
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg1921-P VAM-1BE Scribbling Die Scratches #138 *New 2015*
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg1921-P VAM-1BG Not Reported
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-4 Infrequently Reeded, Doubled N of IN, Scribbling Die Scratches (Top 100 Morgan Vam)
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-12 Tripled Stars
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-15 Tripled Left Stars, Doubled Motto, Pitted Reverse (Hot 50 Morgan Vam)Full-Coin CAMERA.jpg
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-15A Tripled Left Stars, Doubled Motto, Pitted NE DO, Die gouges Arrow Heads (Hot 50 Morgan Vam)
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-23 Doubled Nose, Stars & E
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-27 Infrequently Reeded, Tripled Neck, Scribbling Die ScratchesFull-Coin CAMERA.jpg
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-27A Infrequently Reeded, Die Gouges over ST of STATES, Scribbling Die ScratchesFull-Coin CAMERA.jpg
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-28 Infrequently Reeded, Doubled Jaw Front, Scribbling Die Scratches
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-28A Infrequently Reeded, Doubled Jaw Front, Scribbling Die Scratches, Beveled Denticles
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-38 Tripled Stars, Doubled Phrygian Cap
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-38A Tripled Stars, Doubled Phrygian Cap, Die Gouge Wing Tip
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-41 Tripled Left Stars
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-41A Tripled Left Stars, Pitted Lower Reverse (Top 100 Morgan Vam)Full-Coin CAMERA.jpg
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-41B Tripled Left Stars, Pitted Lower Reverse, Die File Lines Lower Reverse (Top 100 Morgan Vam)Full-Coin CAMERA.jpg
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-48 Quadrupled Stars, Wreath Bow Die GougeFull-Coin CAMERA.jpg
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-60 Doubled Lower Hair
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-73 Tripled Left Stars & EPL, Tripled Reverse Legend
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-78 Quadrupled Stars, Date, and Motto. Doubled Profile. Scribbling Die Scratches
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-84 Quadrupled Left Stars, Doubled Phrygian Cap, Scribbling Die Scratches
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-86 Tripled Stars & Motto, Scribbling Die Scratches
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-89 Doubled Profile, Scribbles on Face Full-Coin CAMERA.jpg
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg1921-P VAM-90 Double Edge Reeding
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-95 Tripled Date, Quadrupled Stars *New 2015*
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-96 Tripled Left Stars _E PLU, Doubled RIBUS UNUM Full-Coin CAMERA.jpg *New 2015*
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-98 Double Upper Profile, Cap Top, Lower Hair, Tripled ED STATES *New 2016*
Specialty Categories D1 and D2
Crack Guide Templates
Obverse Template Here Reverse Template Here
Camera.jpg1921-P D1 Die Crack Break Guide
Camera.jpg1921-P Infrequently Reeded Varieties
Camera.jpg1921-P Pitted Reverse Varieties
Camera.jpg1921-P Dots
Camera.jpg1921-P Filled Dies
Camera.jpgFeed Finger Gouges
Camera.jpg1921 P Clashed Die Varieties
Camera.jpg1921-P Chapman Proof Dies
Camera.jpg1921 P Zerbe “Proof” Dies
Camera.jpg1921-P Double Struck
Camera.jpg1921-P "VAM not assigned" varieties
Specialty Categories D2
Camera.jpg1921 P D2 Reverse Page
Camera.jpg1921-P D2 Scribble Varieties
Specialty Categories D1
Camera.jpg1921 P D1 Gouge ST
Camera.jpg1921 P D1 Reverse Page
Camera.jpg1921-P D1 Scribble Varieties
D1 Breakers
D1 Polished
D1 Doubled Hair and Star
VAM-Delisted.jpg1921-P VAM-1A (Revised to VAM-41A)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1921-P VAM-1C Wreath Die Gouge (Incorporated in VAM-48)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1921-P VAM-1D (Incorporated in VAM-15)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1921-P VAM-1F (Eliminated, same as VAM-1E)
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1K Die Break S Top (Eliminated, same as VAM-55A)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1921-P VAM-1O Die File Lines Reverse (Became VAM-1O1)
Camera.jpg1921-P VAM-1AD Scribbling Die Scratches (Eliminated, this is the LDS of VAM-76)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1921-P VAM-1AL (Eliminated)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1921-P VAM-1AP (Eliminated)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1921-P VAM-2 (Eliminated, became VAMs 25-29)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1921-P VAM-2A (Revised to VAM-27A)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1921-P VAM-30 (Eliminated, early rusted die state of VAM-15)