Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Selected title: Cud
Explanation: A raised lump of metal on a coin caused by a piece of a die having broken off; When a coin is struck by a broken die, the place where the die is broken or missing will often show up as extra metal on the surface of a coin. This extra piece of metal or 'cud' can be from a piece of the die being missing or a still intact, but moved

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