I don't think an intact die chunk got struck and restruck. The
surfaces are even more horribly damaged than the photo shows. There
are numerous chips and impact scars peppering both surfaces. Some are
large and some are tiny. It really does look like damage from bomb
I wish I had another to sell, but I don't. I'm naturally holding on to
one for my collection.
Interestingly, I have a 1998 quarter with damage that's almost
identical in severity and extent. It also has lots of embedded "grit"
and an embedded piece of steel (die steel?). Beyond that it's got a
large retained obverse cud and a large rim-to-rim cud. Plus a partial
collar. It was featured in Errorscope a few years ago. Chemical
analysis of the grit might provide some clues as to the nature of
the "exploding" object.
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> I sure liked this one. Even at $250 plus its a great deal.
> Nice thing with cuds is usually there are more than one example
> I hope thats true for this one too.
> To me this looks like a broken die chunk got struck and restruck by
> the die pair.