A retained die cud error is an interesting error where the coin is struck with broken die that has not yet fully separated and broken apart. Unlike a rim to rim die crack, when you have a retained die cud error, the rim to rim crack is present, but there is also a shift in the design of the retained portion of the design within the crack. On this error, you can see a slight shift of the design within the break which is characteristic of a retained die cud.
To best see this movement, look at the fraction bar of 2 1/2 and you can see a clear shift in the fraction bar from one side of the break to the other. Please note that the PCGS label does not reference the mint error, though the error is clearly present on this example. The coin has nice even gold color with no major spotting or discoloration. The piece also exhibits strong mint luster as you would expect on a coin in this grade. There are some light marks in the open fields on each side of the coin and on the Indian's cheek, but nothing major or distracting.
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