Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Cynde, Mar 9, 2023.
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The size and description of the feature are determinates for what it is called:
Die Chip, Break, Gouge, Dent, Cud: Comparing Terminology
Die Chip = up to 1 mm in length
Die Crack = Ordinary die cracks often appear as thin raised lines that can follow a somewhat erratic path.
Small Die Break = 1 mm to 3 mm in length
Large Die Break = more than 3 mm in length
Die Gouge = clear longitudinal striations within the body of the gouge (most feeder finger die gouges exhibit this). “Die Gouge” is also used with reference to features that do not have longitudinal striations.
Die Dent = die is damaged by a known or unknown object which leaves a recess in the die face. The die dent therefore appears raised on the coin.
Retained Interior Die Break: An island of metal surrounded by a die crack that sinks into the die face. Any void encompassing an area of 4² millimeters or more qualifies as an interior die break.
Cud: A die break that involves the rim and at least a little bit of the adjacent field or design. (A Rim Cud involves only the rim).
Sources: “Official Price Guide to Mint Errors” by Alan Herbert, edited by Ken Potter (Sixth Edition) and ERROR-REF.COM
Wow, I have a lot to learn.
The issues on your Dime are all minor Die Chips.
Nothing really major. Just a result of a worn die.
Separate names with a comma.