1921-S VAM-6A Doubled Stars & Motto & Upper Reverse, Die Scratch

Discovered by Herb Zepke, March 2000.

This coin is a Hit List 40 Morgan Vam.

6A IV 3 D2e (Doubled Stars & Motto & Upper Reverse, Die Scratch) (189) I-3 R-5
Obverse IV 3 - Diagonal die scratch connecting B and U in PLURIBUS.
(PCGS MS # 134059 - note some VAM-6B were labeled this)

Comments:
1- This variety is easy to detect with a standard loupe but can also be seen with the naked eye. Hence, the VAM-6A often gets cherry picked.
2- This variety has been seen with a partially filled 'u' in 'trust'. A new variety will not be assigned to this, as it is merely a filled die striking error. The filled 'S' VAM 6B was listed before Leroy Van Allen stopped assigning numbers to filled dies.

No LVA Plate Photo:

Additional photos:
1921s_vam6b_c.jpg
Values jumped slightly after PCGS included this as one of the coins they will attribute with a VAM on the slab.

The VAM-6B die state is more interesting because of both the gouge AND the missing mint mark.
Coins with faint mint marks are still VAM-6A.
6B_MM_2.jpg
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-6A Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS ANACS_LOGO3.jpg
1921-S_RonH_VAM-6A_OBV_08222011.jpg
1921-S_RonH_VAM-6A_REV_08222011.jpg


Price History:
Hertiage Auction Archive 2013
1921-S VAM-6A PCGS MS63 $165 eBay Mar-20-2010
1921-S VAM-6A(1A) PCGS MS62 $38.11 eBay Nov-3-2010
1921-S VAM-6A(1A) PCGS MS63 $99.99 eBay Nov-27-2010

Condition Census:
11/2015
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-6A
MS
111
0
0
0
0
3
2
5
2
6
6
11
0
1
14
42
18
1
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-6A
MS
84
0
0
1
0
1
6
10
6
7
16
5
0
1
12
15
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
SEGS
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ICG
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
VSS
VAM-
MS
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
PCI
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-6A
MS
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0


Total
199
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