1921-P VAM-1R Strike-Through

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Kissov
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1921-P VAM-1R Strike-Through

Post by Kissov » Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:38 pm

Here is a 1921-P VAM-1R, LDS.

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It is struck-through on the obverse:

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And struck-through on the reverse, with almost all of the E in STATES gone.
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Fun stuff.

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Re: 1921-P VAM-1R Strike-Through

Post by Raybob15239 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:19 am

To me, it looks like it could be a lamination on the obverse. I like it!
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Re: 1921-P VAM-1R Strike-Through

Post by Kissov » Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:20 pm

Could be. It is tough to tell on a coin this beat up.

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Re: 1921-P VAM-1R Strike-Through

Post by CascadeChris » Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:00 pm

My first thought was struck-thru a non-reatined wood chip. It has the size, shape and "look" of one. The way the E still somewhat formed tells me that it was a thin piece of sawdust "chunk" that still allowed the device to somwhat form.
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Re: 1921-P VAM-1R Strike-Through

Post by Kissov » Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:53 pm

Interesting.

What is the source of wood chips/sawdust in the minting process?

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Re: 1921-P VAM-1R Strike-Through

Post by CascadeChris » Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:57 pm

Kissov wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:53 pm
Interesting.

What is the source of wood chips/sawdust in the minting process?
They were used for drying the planchets after the final rinse before striking.
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Re: 1921-P VAM-1R Strike-Through

Post by TheYokel » Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:16 pm

There is no E...












Oh c'mon I had to.
It's coming... :popcorn:

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Re: 1921-P VAM-1R Strike-Through

Post by Kissov » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:30 pm

Ha!

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Re: 1921-P VAM-1R Strike-Through

Post by CascadeChris » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:01 am

Kissov wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:53 pm
Interesting.

What is the source of wood chips/sawdust in the minting process?
Here's a dramatic example I own of a rather large one. Thought you might like a visual for educational purposes.. You can still see some of the wood embedded under the O...

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Re: 1921-P VAM-1R Strike-Through

Post by Kissov » Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:57 pm

Great example, thanks.

Amazing that you can see the wood fiber impressions in the struck-through area.

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Re: 1921-P VAM-1R Strike-Through

Post by UncleGildy » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:26 pm

CascadeChris wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:01 am
Thought you might like a visual for educational purposes.. You can still see some of the wood embedded under the O...
Indeed! That's really cool. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: 1921-P VAM-1R Strike-Through

Post by messydesk » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:02 pm

Sawdust strike-thrus tend to be on New Orleans coins. This looks like struck through grease.
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