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Re: Retained Cud

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  • Mike Diamond
    A cud is a raised, featureless blob on the face a coin that involves the rim and that extends into the field a variable distance. It is produced when a piece
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 20, 2003
      A cud is a raised, featureless blob on the face a coin that involves
      the rim and that extends into the field a variable distance. It is
      produced when a piece of the die breaks away. Although also
      termed "major die breaks", cuds can range in size from the mammoth to
      the trivial.

      A retained cud occurs when a piece of the die breaks off, but does
      not fall away. Instead it is held in place, usually by the collar.
      Retained cuds are usually elevated above the rest of the coin's
      design. That's because the piece of the die sinks inward below the
      plane of the die face.

      The vast majority of retained cuds are associated with the anvil
      (bottom) die, which is also usually the reverse die. A puzzling
      fraction, however, are associated with the hammer die. It's not
      clear what is holding these retained cuds in place.


      --- In errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, "Ben"
      <insano@a...> wrote:
      > What's the diference between a normal CUD and a retained CUD??
      > Thanks in advance
      > Benjamin
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