Today,I found the younger cousin sister of my Malaysia.2005.10 Cents, the twin brother-Major Die Break "CUD"s.She is a Malaysia Bunga Raya series,year 2006, 10 Cents coin.
Malaysia.2006 10 Cents.'CUD"Obverse.
Malaysia.2006 10 Cents.'CUD".Reverse.
Side View Of A Major Die Break
Coins are made by minting machines that apply tremendous stamping pressure to pieces of metal, leaving artistic patterns in the finished coin. The piece of metal, or coin blank, is called aplanchet, and the hardened patterns that stamp the coin are called dies. There are two dies in a minting press, one die for the Obverse, and one die for the Reverse of the coin.
After hours and hours,days and days of coin striking, the dies sometimes break under the pressure. Mint workers usually replace the dies before they crack, but sometimes several coins are produced before the workers find and replace the dies. If the broken dies go unattended for long periods of time, the break grows worse and worse, leaving larger and larger malformations on the struck coins. A large lump of coin metal left by a major die break is called acudor sometimes extra metal.
The cud on the Bunga Raya 10 cents coin in our picture is quite spectacular. If you look closely, you can see the effects of the die break on the obverse (front side) of the coin.