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1922-P VAM-2A Ear Ring Die Break
= '''The VAM of the Week:''' [[1921-P VAM-44]] Infrequently Reeded, Doubled Profile (Top 100 Morgan VAM)=
=19221921-P VAM-2A Ear Ring Die Break44 Infrequently Reeded, Doubled Profile =
This coin is a [[(Top 50 Peace Dollar VAMs|Top 50100 Morgan VAM)]] Peace Dollar VAM.<br />'''2A II1 - B2a (Ear Ring) I-3 R-4'''<br />'''Obverse II 1''' - Die crack from ear down to neck.<br />'''Reverse B2a''' - Normal die<br />
'''Comments:44 IV 35 · D2a (Infrequently Reeded, Doubled Profile) (157) I-5 R-8''' <br />'''1Obverse IV 35 – Slightly doubled and tripled profile, including front of LIBERTY band, hair above forehead, nose, lips, chin and neck.''' According to the '<br />'Official Guide to the Top 50 Peace Dollar Varieties'' by Jeff Oxman Very slightly tripled right stars and Drleft stars 6 & 7. David Close''', the VAM-2A is one of the "crown jewels" of the Top 50 set.<br />'''2Reverse D2a – First reported D2 reverse with infrequent reeding.''' The VAM-2A gets its name by a major die break located near Liberty<br />'''s ear that "dangles" down to her neck above the second "2" in the date. Early die states show a string of four connected lumps of metal visible on the surface of the coin. Later die states show a progression in the size of the breakDie markers – Horizontal polishing line thru eagle’s right wing, fourth and as shown in the photo below, an increase in size to where the metal of the break joined together to make the largest die break in the Top 50 Peace Dollar seriesninth outside feathers from wing bottom.<'''br />
[[image:1922Pvam2a_11921-P VAM-44 Dbld Profile.jpg]]
[[image:1922_RonH_VAM1921-2A_OBV_04262011.jpg]] [[Image:1922 RonH P VAM-2A REV 0426201144 Line in Feather.jpg]]
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