Re: Canada nickel
- Interesting specimen. Definitely not a filled die. What you've got
is a series of die breaks along the very edge of the die face,
running through the denticles. The denticles would render this area
of the die face vulnerable to chipping. The surprising thing is that
such chipping doesn't happen more often.
As to whether you can call them "cuds", well that's debatable. The
rim gutter is probably intact lateral to the die breaks. However,
since the die breaks are confluent with the rim, I would feel
comfortable calling them "cuds". A cud is a die break that includes
the rim and at least a little bit of the field portion (or, in this
case, denticular portion) of the die.
I have an Argentina 100 peso coin with a long crescentic cud that
runs along and through the beads just internal to the rim. However,
the entire rim gutter broke away too, making this an unambiguous cud.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Rich Johnson"
> Scan of a Canada nickel in photo section that has filled die in
> places around rim. Filled-in denticles. Could these areas be called