1923-P VAM-1A1 "Whisker Jaw"

Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, May 1967.
This coin is a Top 50 Peace Dollar VAM.

DESCRIPTION OF THE VAM 1A1:
1A1 II 1 B2a (Whisker Jaw) I-3 R-4
Obverse II 1 - Normal die with Die break on jaw.
Reverse B2a - Normal die

VAM 1A SUB-VARIETIES:
VAM-1A1
VAM 1A2

VAM 1A DIE STAGES: 4
STAGE 1:
STAGE 2:
STAGE 3:
STAGE 4:

(DESCRIPTIONS AND PICTURES OF STAGES COMING SOON)
COMMENTS:
Unlike Morgan dollar die breaks which start at the rim, Peace dollar dies inevitably break in the middle of the coin. Here the stress point at the junction of the neck and jaw collapsed, leaving an interesting variety to collect. The Whisker Jaw is large enough that it's visible to the naked eye and is also known to come in high grades; making it a very collectible part of the Top 50. Despite the R-7 rarity factor for the Vam 1A2, this Sub-Variety is nearly as common as the regular 1A.

1923_Vam_1A_PM_3.jpg

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PRICE HISTORY:


PEACE DOLLAR VAM PRICES


Condition Census:


6/2013
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-1A
MS
227
0
0
0
0
2
5
2
12
12
33
0
4
26
44
65
19
3
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-1A
MS
139
0
0
0
0
0
5
1
2
10
14
5
11
20
25
31
15
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-1A
MS
147
0
0
0
0
1
2
2
0
8
18
1
19
14
34
26
17
5
0
0
0
0


Total
413

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-1A2
MS
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-1A2
MS
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
3
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-1A2
MS
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
3
0
0
0
0
0


Total
15



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
1A

0
0
1
2
3
1
8
10
21
0
3
19
38
54
15
3


178
NGC
1A

0
0
0
0
0
1
0
5
8
0
13
9
19
17
16
5


93
ANACS
1A

0
0
0
0
5
1
1
10
12
5
11
20
25
31
15



136

























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

TOTAL
Grade
Totals:

0
0
1
2
8
3
9
25
41
5
27
48
82
102
46
8


407





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