The area of the retained cud of obverse is defined by the die cracks from 4:00 and 4:30. Although this die state illustrates the retained cud at different depths within the die, I fully expect the area to be at equal depth during a subsequent die state. Since the obverse die is the hammer die, there is a possibility this cud will drop out completely due to gravity. Comments by David Poliquin.
Obverse develops a retained cud between 4:00 and 4:30, with the southern most section at a greater depth within the die. The associated die cracking locations are as follows:
1. Die crack from the denticles at 3:15 into the field, where it turns 90 degrees and connects the tops of RI of AMERICA.
2. Die crack from the rim at 4:00 into the top of I of AMERICA, where it intersects the die crack of #1. The formation of a die break occurs at the top left of the I, where these two die cracks intersect.
3. Die crack from the rim at 4:30 into the top right of the I of AMERICA.
4. Small die crack from the crack of #3 into the C of AMERICA.
Reverse is uncracked.