Re: Retained Cud
- 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
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 email@example.com, "Ben"
> What's the diference between a normal CUD and a retained CUD??
> Thanks in advance