What is the proper name for this error...Cud or Die Crack?

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  1. PassthePuck

    PassthePuck Member

    Found this today in my Box Hunt. It's a 2002 LMC with an error on the Rev.

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  3. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister The Coin Scavenger © ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Die crack.

    It has to be a piece of metal on the rim of the coin to be a cud.

    Edit #1: the more I look, it seems that *any* "broken off" piece of metal, anywhere on the coin, is a cud... I really thought it had to be on/touching the rim... I'm still looking...

    Edit #2: different resources say different things, but the one that I've been told is what I said originally, thus, you are still looking a die crack.

    (But if it were a "cud" anywhere else but the edge of the coin, it would be called a "die chip".)

    [Experts, please correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks.]



    Die cracks, die breaks, and die chips

    Dies can crack during use producing jaggeds [sic], raised lines on the surface of subsequently struck coins. In U.S. coinage, many Morgan dollar coins show slight die cracks. Dies with cracks, especially those with cracks near the edge, sometimes break. The broken piece may be retained in position or fall away. Die cracks and retained die breaks can be difficult to distinguish. Retained die breaks cross the coin's face from rim to rim with the area to one side of the break being slightly higher than the other. Coins struck after the break falls away have a raised, rounded, unstruck area along the edge. These coins are known to collectors as cuds. Sometimes, an area of a die will chip out of the center. These so-called die chips appear on subsequently struck coins as raised, rounded, unstruck areas called die chips.
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  4. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    Copper plating blister
  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    I agree with Plating Blister.
    Not a Die crack nor chip nor cud.

    Good attempt anyways ;)
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  6. PassthePuck

    PassthePuck Member

    So this would be an example of a CUD?

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  7. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    I prefer to use the old definition of a cud: A cud is a break along the rim that extends into the field.

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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    No, this is a good example of a cud as a cud must touch the rim.
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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    You coin is a plating blister as previously stated.
  10. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister The Coin Scavenger © ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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