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  • Retained cud?

    Could it be a retained cud error?
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    Andrea
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    Most folks would call this a retained cud (retained marginal die break). I, however, would reserve judgement. There's little or no vertical displacement or horizontal offset that would indicate a chunk of the die face/neck had completely detached from the rest of the die neck. This could be an arcing, rim-to-rim die crack. Personally, I am only confident of the retained cud diagnosis when there is dramatic vertical displacement and/or horizontal offset. It's always possible for the surface to crack and show displacement due to subsurface plastic deformation.
    Mike Diamond. Error coin writer and researcher.

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    • #3
      Thank you Mike.
      There is indeed a "step" close to the mint mark "R" and then it fades out up to the opposite rim.

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      • #4
        I agree with Mike. While there is some displacement by the mintmark, overall there is not enough evidence to say that the piece is detached from the main body of the die.

        BJ Neff
        Member of: ANA, CCC, CONECA, Fly-in-club, FUN, NLG & T.E.V.E.C.

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