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Gold quarter eagle reverse has an offset or die crack?

GoldminersGoldminers Posts: 3,587 ✭✭✭✭✭

What is the cause of the strange line or ridge by the reverse by the 2-1/2 dollars? It looks like the diagonal on the 2-1/2 is offset in the middle and this continues around the top of the dollar letters. None of my others are like this.

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    CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,554 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, this is a known "Retained Cud." Pretty nice error for a U.S. gold coin.

    Numismatist. 50 year member ANA. Winner of four ANA Heath Literary Awards; three Wayte and Olga Raymond Literary Awards; Numismatist of the Year Award 2009, and Lifetime Achievement Award 2020. Winner numerous NLG Literary Awards.
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    1madman1madman Posts: 1,295 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Retained cud, and I’ve seen these before on them, but never pay attention to value/pricing. Not sure of the premium, but I know there is one.

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    GoldminersGoldminers Posts: 3,587 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thank you all very much for the information and the link. This sure looks like it is from the same die as that very nice 3-piece set.

    I only recently started collecting gold Indians because I decided to try to move away from some modern overpriced Mint items. I enjoy learning more about these classic coins and the minting processes. This forum is sure great for that.

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    ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,887 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @CaptHenway said:
    Yes, this is a known "Retained Cud." Pretty nice error for a U.S. gold coin.

    It does look very nice.

    Do you know if there's a variety designation for this?

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    CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,554 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Zoins said:

    @CaptHenway said:
    Yes, this is a known "Retained Cud." Pretty nice error for a U.S. gold coin.

    It does look very nice.

    Do you know if there's a variety designation for this?

    Don't know.

    Numismatist. 50 year member ANA. Winner of four ANA Heath Literary Awards; three Wayte and Olga Raymond Literary Awards; Numismatist of the Year Award 2009, and Lifetime Achievement Award 2020. Winner numerous NLG Literary Awards.
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    FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 5,722 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I believe it’s listed in the cherry pickers guide – if not, the services will call it ‘reverse retained cud diebreak’
    Or very similar wording

    Retired Collector & Dealer in Major Mint Error Coins & Currency since the 1960's.Co-Author of Whitman's "100 Greatest U.S. Mint Error Coins", and the Error Coin Encyclopedia, Vols., III & IV. Retired Authenticator for Major Mint Errors
    for PCGS. A 49+-Year PNG Member...A full numismatist since 1972, retired in 2022
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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,511 ✭✭✭✭✭

    thats interesting :)

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    So just how rare do you believe retained cuds are on U.S. classic gold ?

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    SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,254 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @1904vernacular said:
    So just how rare do you believe retained cuds are on U.S. classic gold ?

    Pretty rare.

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    emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 4,048 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If the coin has a die crack in the obverse strike without any other blemishes, does it takaway from the level of its grade ?

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is unique on gold coins.... I have always checked my gold coins for die cracks/cuds... Never found one. Cheers, RickO

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