cud, die chip, die crack, or major die break ?

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  1. Cynde

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  3. Pete Apple

    Pete Apple Well-Known Member

    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
  4. Cynde

    Cynde New Member

    Wow, I have a lot to learn.
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  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    The issues on your Dime are all minor Die Chips.
    Nothing really major. Just a result of a worn die.
  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It has die chips so a nice find.
  7. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    Good eye. Die chips like these are though, very common on modern dimes. Still a keeper if you like it. I save all mine.
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  8. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    The learning curve in some areas can be the difference between climbing a small hill, and climbing the Matterhorn. LOL
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