Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Derrick Combs, Oct 25, 2020.
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That said, the cud is extremely rare (I believe that there are fewer than 10 known, but I can’t remember the exact number). It’s a shame that someone decided to hole it, because it definitely hurts its value and appeal. But, if you’re a bust dime cud collector, then it’s definitely better than no coin at all.
), are more interested in obtaining varieties than fretting about "problems".
Bust Dime Variety Identification Guide, "In low grades this retained cud appears full, but this is due to wear as no full cuds have been confirmed for this die marriage." [edit - 1802 JR-4]
I used to collect the series and kept one coin, an 1803 JR-3 VLDS with a retained cud, which can be determined on a lower grade coin by the amount of vertical displacement of the cud. I bought on eBay and this coin ended up as an article in Coin World:
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