1921-S VAM-6B Die Gouge BU, Filled Mint Mark

Discovered by Rob Joyce, September 2004.

This coin is a Hit List 40 Morgan Vam.

6B IV 3 · D2e (Doubled Stars, Motto & Upper Reverse, Die Scratch BU, Missing S) (189) I-3 R-7
Obverse IV 3– Diagonal die scratch thru BU in PLURIBUS of VAM 6A. (Formerly VAM 1A)
Reverse D2e– Weakly struck lower reverse with S mint mark missing. (PCGS MS # 412698) 21-S Filled Mint Marks FDMM 4

Comments:
1- The 21-S VAM-6B has a deep die gouge between BU of PLURIBUS just as 1921-S VAM-6A. VAM-6B also has a filled mint mark #4.
If it were not for the very unique die gouge tying it to VAM-6A, this coin would have been thought to be a Philadelphia creation!
2- The gouge is the best pickup point but in addition to the gouge, there is some die doubling. E PLUR is doubled towards the center of the coin and E-PL is also doubled at bottom inside towards rim. The left and right stars are doubled towards rim as well and some doubling is present in the date.

LVA Plate Photo:
1921_S_VAM_6B_Missing_S_m_m.jpg

Additional photos: Discovery Coin.
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Notice the D of DOLLAR shows weakness from the filled die that eliminated the mint mark.
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Price History:
VAM-6B NGC MS61, VAMfinder (eBay, Best Offer) $400, Aug-2009
Bought from Brian pcgs ms 62 vam 6B pcgs attributed Larry Eakins 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-6B
MS
29
0
0
0
0
4
8
2
1
3
3
1
0
2
1
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-6B
MS
15
0
0
0
0
0
5
3
1
3
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-6B
MS
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
SEGS
VAM-6B
MS
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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