1923-P VAM-1B Extra Hair Die Break

Discovered by Richard Deters, February 1973.
Revised 2006

The "extra hair" 1923-P VAMs include VAM-1B, VAM- 1BK, VAM-1V, VAM-1W, VAM-1Y, VAM-1AA, VAM-1AB 2, VAM-1AE, VAM-1AN, and VAM-1AR.
This coin is a Top 50 Peace Dollar VAM.

1B(revised) II1 - B2a (Extra Hair) I-3 R-6
Obverse II 1 - Long diagonal die break in hair in front of rear hair strands.
Reverse B2a - Normal die.

Comments: The VAM-1B coin is one of several known peace dollar VAMs with a die break in the hair. Further complicating matters, it has been noted that NGC has attributed some one VAM-1V as the VAM-1B. Fortunately, both breaks are visible to the naked eye so differentiating shouldn't be too difficult. (In NGC's defense, at least one of those attributions was made prior to the VAM-1V discovery and VAM-1B was first designated to group "several variations" of the hair die breaks in the one listing.

LVA Plate Photo:
Pictured here is 1923-P VAM-1B DBO-2b. See 1923-P VAM-1AA
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Additional photos:
Pictured here is 1923-P VAM-1B DBO-2a.
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Price History:

Heritage Auction Archive 2013

1923-P VAM-1B PCGS MS-64, HA, $299, Dec-2011
1923-P VAM-1B NGC MS-64, HA, $576.15, Aug-2007

1923-P VAM-1B PCGS MS-63, eBay, $165, Jul-2013
1923-P VAM-1B PCGS MS-63, HA, $253, Aug-2011
1923-P VAM-1B PCGS MS-63, eBay, $255, Feb-2007

1923-P VAM-1B PCGS MS-62, HA, $117.50, Jul-2013
1923-P VAM-1B NGC MS-62, HA, $126.50, Jul-2012
1923-P VAM-1B NGC MS-62, HA, $172.50, Jun-2008
1923-P VAM-1B PCGS MS-62, HA, $149.50, Dec-2007


Condition Census:

7/2013
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-1B
MS
142
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
4
7
15
0
3
30
48
28
5
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-1B
MS
64
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
3
2
3
5
21
17
9
2
0
0
0
0
0
VSS
VAM-1B
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-1B
MS
50
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
1
2
2
4
11
18
8
2
0
0
0
0
0


Total
256

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