|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 the 1927 $2.5 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle, some examples show a retained die cud at the lower reverse from the fraction bar to the A of DOLLAR. 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. This example of the 1927 $2.5 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle has been graded MS64 by PCGS and is encapsulated in the newer-style edge-view holder. The PCGS label references the Mint Error of the Retained Die Cud and the coin has been holdered with the reverse facing forward. The coin was also imaged by PCGS outside of the holder for their CoinFacts service. The coin has wonderful gold color with no spotting or discoloration. The piece also exhibits nice mint luster as you would expect on an MS64 $2.5 Indian Gold. There are some light marks in the open fields on each side of the coin and on the Indianís cheek, but nothing major or distracting. An excellent example of this popular $2.5 Indian Gold Error.