Die Cracks

 


 

Often referred to as a Speared Bison but it really a die crack. It does carry a premium but not as much as the gouge down the middle.

A die crack occurs when the stress on the die begins to cause fractures in the die face, these die cracks are not deep but are the beginning of the end for the die. Die cracks rarely add any extra value to a coin, but can be used as markers for know varieties called PUPs (Pick Up Points). In some cases when two or more coins were found with the very same die crack they have been attributed as a variety.