Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by PassthePuck, Jun 26, 2019.
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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.
Not a Die crack nor chip nor cud.
Good attempt anyways
So this would be an example of a CUD?
I prefer to use the old definition of a cud: A cud is a break along the rim that extends into the field.
No, this is a good example of a cud as a cud must touch the rim.
Retained CUD/Die Crack.......6 of one, half dozen of the other.
Fifty cents for one, half a dollar for the other
Retained cud and die crack are not the same thing. You can't have a retained cud without a die crack, but you can have a die crack without a retained cud.
I know. My point being, they are both pretty much worthless unless you're a crack retained cud collector.
Roger that. Thanks.
I can agree with you on the die crack sometimes being worthless (unless the buffalo is spitting or some such thing ), but I think significantly sized cuds will generally be worth a premium.
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