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1921-P VAM-40A

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Discovered by Bill Fivaz, March 2004.<br />
Revised 2020. <br />
This coin is a [[HitList40 VAMs|Hit List 40]] Morgan Vam VAM and a [[Elite Clashed Morgan Dollars|Super CD]] Morgan Vam.<br />
'''40A''' '''IV 33 · D1a ( Quadrupled Right Stars, Triple/Dbld Date, Denticle Impressions Below TF) (189) I-4 R-6'''<br />
'''Obverse IV 33–''' Some horizontal die polishing lines thru M of UNUM.<br />
'''Threads:''' <br />
'''1.''' [http://www.vamworld.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4086#p35437 Revision thread]<br />
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The VAM-40A was the second denticle clash reported for Morgan Dies. The first discovery was the [[1878-S VAM-17A]] which was reported in December 2001. The VAM-40A didn't follow until March 2004 when variety specialist Bill Fivaz reported his discovery. Quantities of these coins are not readily available. <br /><gallery mode="packed" widths=400px heights=400px perrow=3>1921p_vam40a_c.jpg|Part of the reason they are seldom identified is the fact that the denticle clash looks a lot like the typical damage that occurs in normal transport and handling.<br />[[image:1921p_vam40a_c1921p_vam40a_e.jpg]]<br />|The coin also has quadrupled stars and lots of rework on the die. As pictured below, the die has been extensively polished on the obverse. Finally, the reverse contains the "[[Scribbling Scratches Varieties|scribble scratches]]" that have become a popular research topic recently.<br />[[image:1921p_vam40a_e1921p_vam40a_j.jpg]]<br />|Extensive die polish in the nose, mouth and upper lip area.<br />[[image:1921p_vam40a_j1921p_vam40a_k.jpg |375px]]<br />Notice the die polish in all the recessed areas.<br />[[image:1921p_vam40a_k1921p_vam40a_i.jpg |375px]]<br />More polishing and rework are evidenced by the line across the M and the fine lines emerging from the denticles.<br /gallery>[[image:1921p_vam40a_iClick on each photo to enlarge it, then click the back arrow to return.jpg]]<br />[[image:<gallery mode="packed" widths=300px heights=300px perrow=4>NLM-1921P-D1-V40A-052214-12.JPG |375px]][[image:NLM-1921P-D1-V40A-052214-1.JPG |375px]][[image:NLM-1921P-D1-V40A-052214-2.JPG |375px]][[image:NLM-1921P-D1-V40A-052214-7.JPG |375px]][[image:NLM-1921P-D1-V40A-052214-6.JPG |375px]][[image:NLM-1921P-D1-V40A-052214-8.JPG |375px]][[image:NLM-1921P-D1-V40A-052214-9.JPG |375px]][[image:NLM-1921P-D1-V40A-052214-3.JPG |383px ]]<br /gallery
= Full Coin Photos =
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-40A Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy '''©'''[[http://www.ha.com/ Heritage Auctions]] '''ATTRIBUTED BY ''''''Mike Faraone''' at '''PCGS'''<br />
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