1921-P VAM-3E Pitting Below Arrow Feathers

Discovered by Bill Fivaz, August 1979. Revised 2009.

This coin is a Hot 50 Morgan VAM.

3E(revised) IV 1 · D2a (Pitted Reverse Feathers, Scribbling Die Scratches #39) (189) I-3 R-5
Reverse D2a– Fine die scratches in various directions on over polished tail feathers around eagle's right leg, between eagle's left wing and body and middle of eagle's right wing. Fine raised dots from pitted die around lower tail feathers,between LA, R in DOLLAR, right star, C in America and at eagle's beak. Progressive stages of pitting starting at R.

Comments:

LVA Plate Photos:
external image 1921-P_VAM-3E_Pitted_AR.jpg external image 1921-P_VAM-3E_Pitted_Rev_Feathers.jpg

Additional photos:
Pitting in and below the arrow feathers:
This die changed signficantly over the production run.The difference between the EDS pitting (Below) and the LDS pitting (top).
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Pitting around the arrows and tailfeathers are not even there for the EDS coin,
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This VAM is also a scribbling scratches variety.
This photo is from an EDS|early die state of the VAM-3E without much of the pitting present. In LDS late die states, some of the scribbles have faded from die wear:
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Fine die scratches and polishing lines present in parts of both wings:
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Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-3E Images© on loan to VAMworld courtesy TeletTradeLogo14.jpg® ATTRIBUTED BY Nico Marcus

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Price History:

1921-P VAM-3E PCGS MS64 $125.95 eBay Apr 17, 2011
1921-P VAM-3E PCGS MS61 $60.00 eBay 09/11/11



Condition Census:

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Variety
Designation
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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-3E
MS

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0
0
0
0
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1


1
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-3E
MS
59
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
2
3
4
4
13
22
7
1
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-3E
MS

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0
0
0
0
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