mrhalfdime
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mrhalfdime
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12:10 PM - Jan 08, 2018 #11

"I failed to notice the OP only wanted obverse cud coins"

An understandable oversight, and one that I almost made myself.

John Okerson's comprehensive list of Liberty Seated half dime cuds and major die cracks is quite complete. Although it contains major die cracks in addition to cuds, and most of the cuds listed are reverse die cuds, it can be considered as perhaps the most complete listing available. As time allows, I will compare my own listing in my database with John's list, but I will not have many to add. John's list would seem to confirm my theory as to why we see significantly more reverse die cuds than obverse die cuds, which appears to be the point of the OP's post. Perhaps the OP (Deacon2828) could provide us with some insight on this?
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deacon2828
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10:39 PM - Jan 08, 2018 #12

As (mrhalfdime) has said. the lower (Reverse) die has a collar. it holds the die in place when it cracks. I have seen a lot more Reverse broken dies (Cuds) over all. Having not seen many Obverse broken dies (Cuds) on seated pieces made me wonder. Has anyone made a study on these and the survival rate?


Just wondering ??
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1:44 PM - Jan 12, 2018 #13

pickwickjr wrote: Off the top off my head
1853 quarter
1843 half dollar
1842 $ triple cud obverse
Rich Uhrich has a nice one on his website.
I’m sure if you look on Gerry’s website you can find a lot of dimes.
Do you collect cuds? I have a little set of seated quarter cuds but they are all on the reverse.
Thanks for the post.
Obverse cuds ??
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1:09 PM - Feb 01, 2018 #14

Pre1853 wrote: '41 dime with large obverse cud about 7:00-6:00
Do you have a photo ? Thank's
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