1921-P Peace VAM-3 Ray through "L"

Discovered by Joe Lanzo, June 1999.
This coin is a Top 50 Peace Dollar VAM.

3 I 1 · Ac (Rays on Top of LL) I-4 R-7
Reverse Ac– Two rays strengthened by an engraver in vicinity of LL in DOLLAR. This resulted in ray over horizontal bar and right top tip of left L and over lower left tip on right L instead of normal letters over rays. (Master die has evidence of engraver’s touch up with five engraving lines on top tail feather, short engraving lines on lower serifs of E in ONE and LLAR in DOLLAR, top serifs of UNITE ST-TE F AMERI E U-I-U LLA, and long curved engraving line on top right of D in UNITED.)

Comments: 1- One of the original rays in the high relief version of the Peace dollar was re-engraved so it passes
through the first "L" in "DOLLAR" rather than under it.

No LVA Plate Photo:

Additional photos:
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Letters in LIBERTY are doubled towards rim and have polishing lines in the surrounding field.
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File lines below tail
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Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-3 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions
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Price History:
1921 VAM-3 PCGS MS65 HA $1610 2/03/2012
1921 VAM-3 PCGS MS64 HA $587.50 1/13/2013

1921 VAM-3 NGC MS63 eBay $405.01 6/12/2016
1921 VAM-3 NGC MS63 eBay $411.12 6/3/2016
1921 VAM-3 PCGS MS63 HA $940 6/09/2013

1921 VAM-3 NGC MS62 HA $352.50 7/14/2013
1921-P VAM-3 ANACS MS60 $219.38 VAMquest 3/2007

Condition Census: 1/2016
TPG
Variety
Designation
Total
1-3
4-6
8-10
12-15
20-35
40-45
50
53
55
58
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
PCGS
VAM-3 TOP 50
MS
79
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
6
6
0
0
5
25
22
12
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-3 TOP 50
MS
38
0
0
1
0
1
8
9
2
10
5
3
2
7
6
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-3 TOP 50
MS
56
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
4
5
0
1
10
19
12
2
1
0
0
0
0


Total
173

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