1922-P VAM-5A "Scar Cheek"

Discovered by Jeff Oxman, October 1997.
This coin is a Top 50 Peace Dollar VAM.

VAM 5A DESCRIPTION:
5A II 1 · B2c (Scar Cheek, Tripled Olive Leaves) I-3 R-6
Obverse II 1 - Vertical die break and large die chip just behind Liberty’s mouth.
Reverse B2c - Tripled olive leaves.

COMMENTS: The 1922 Vam 5A 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.

2011 VAM-5A was slit into 3 varieties.
1) 1922-P VAM-5A1
2) 1922-P VAM-5A2
3) 1922-P VAM-5A3

VAM 5A DIE STAGES: 5
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.
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".............................IDENTIFIER - GOUGE UNDER "G" LOCATED ON THE OBVERSE
Scar_Cheek_Progression_PM.jpg 5A_Identifier_PM.jpg.
Photo by PEACEMAN.

FULL coin photo by: PEACEMAN.
1922_VAM_5A_PM_5.jpg
1922_VAM_5A_PM_6.jpg

1922_5A_PM_3.jpg
PHOTO BY PEACEMAN












PRICE HISTORY:


PEACE DOLLAR VAM PRICES


POPULATION:



POPULATIONS AS OF AUGUST 2010
TPG
VAM

V..GD
FINE
V...F
XF40
XF45
AU50
AU53
AU55
AU58
MS60
MS61
MS62
MS63
MS64
MS65
MS66
MS67

TOTAL
PCGS
5A

0
0
0
0
4
2
1
6
15
0
6
7
10
5




56
NGC
5A

0
0
0
1
0
0
0
4
2
1
2
2
1





13
ANACS
5A

0
0
0
0
2
4
0
2
5
0
4
6
1
1




25

























V.GD
FINE
V..F
XF40
XF45
AU50
AU53
AU55
AU58
MS60
MS61
MS62
MS63
MS64
MS65
MS66
MS67

TOTAL
Grade
Totals:

0
0
0
1
6
6
1
12
22
1
12
15
12
6




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