|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 coin has also been certified by CAC as being solid for the assigned grade. Please note that the PCGS label does note reference the mint error, though the error is clearly present on this example. This is a bright and flashy lustrous gold coin with no significant spotting or discoloration. Some light marks are present in the fields on each side, just enough to seemingly keep the coin from earning the gem grade. A wonderful overall near-gem example of this popular $2.5 Indian gold error coin.