1922-P VAM-5A2 Scar Cheek, Tripled Olive Leaves, Die Gouge G

This coin is a Top 50 Peace Dollar VAM.

5A2 II 1 · B2c (Scar Cheek, Tripled Olive Leaves, Die Gouge G) I-5 R-6
Obverse II 1 - Vertical die break and large die break just behind Liberty’s mouth. Vertical die gouge below G in God.
Reverse B2c - Tripled olive leaves.

Comments: The 1922 Vam-5A2 is named for the large die break that forms a scar on the cheek. As with other die breaks with progressions, the later die stages command higher premiums. All Vam 5A's show a die gouge under the "G" in "GOD". Collectors should come to their own conclusions about the rarity of the sub-varieties.

LVA Plate Photo:
CM_1922-P_Vam5A2.jpg

Additional photos:
VAM 5A2 DIE STAGES:
STAGE 1: Small die chip on die crack. Crack length @ 85%. Includes gouge under "O" in "GOD". No break in hair. No divot to rt. of break.
STAGE 2: Die chip widens towards ear. Crack @ 100%. Break in Hair can been seen as well as the round divot to the right of the break.

With the formation of a vertical break in the hair the VAM is 5A3.
STAGE 3: Die chip widens to an "arrow head" shape. 1 die break in hair has become a short wide break.
STAGE 4: Die chip widens & looks like "Africa". Rt. side of break is now flat from 12:00 to 6:00. 2 parallel die breaks can be seen at the ear.
STAGE 5: Die chip becomes larger with small die chip above it on the die crack. 3 parallel die breaks can now be seen at the ear.

FIVE STAGES OF THE 1922 VAM 5A "SCAR CHEEK"
Scar_Cheek_Progression_PM.jpg
IDENTIFIER - GOUGE UNDER "G" LOCATED ON THE OBVERSE
5A_Identifier_PM.jpg
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2 full coin copyrighted© VAM-5A2 images below on loan to VAMworld courtesy of ©Heritage Auctions uploaded by oldcollectorcoins and attributed by Lance Newman OCC
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Price History:



Condition Census:

Prior to 2011 only 5A was attributed.
8/2013
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-5A
MS*
80
0
0
0
0
1
5
3
1
8
21
0
9
12
14
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-5A
MS*
26
0
0
0
0
0
2
5
0
2
5
0
4
6
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-5A EDS (5A1)
MS
9
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
2
0
1
1
2
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-5A LDS (5A2&3)
MS*
18
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
4
0
4
4
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
PCGS
VAM-5A1
MS
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
4
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-5A1
MS
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-5A1
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
PCGS
VAM-5A2
MS
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-5A2
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-5A2
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
PCGS
VAM-5A3
MS
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
4
3
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-5A3
MS
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
SEGS
VAM-5A3
MS
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-5A3
MS
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


TOTAL 5A2/3*
~124

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