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1922 Peace Dollar With Spike On Eagle's Shoulder

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 Posted 07/02/2018  09:32 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I've been slowly selling off most of my US coins collected as a kid, but have held onto my silver dollars (thus far) for sentimental reasons.
Poking around out here on the community, I've heard about this VAM thing, and decided to look more closely at my Peace dollars. Lo and behold, looks like I might have a couple of VAMs! (BTW, 2 out of a population of just 10 Peace dollars impressed me. Is that typical?)
Both are the same type: a spike upward from the eagle's shoulder. Here is the 1922 (it shows up more distinctly than in the photo ... need to work on that!):
If anyone is familiar with these, grateful for an attribution.

Edit: Here is a better photo. On reading a bit more about VAMs, I realize this type of spike is likely not attributable. However, I am also seeing a feature at the juncture of the eagle's neck and left shoulder, and between the first and second rays over the eagle's back, and between the M in UNUM and the eagle.

Edited by tdziemia
07/02/2018 4:55 pm
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 Posted 07/02/2018  6:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SsuperDdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a typical clashing location and configuration, and as such not usually definitive of a specific variety since a large plurality of dies clashed there.
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