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It's an overpolished die. Could be a brand new die that was just polished too much before being used.
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Thanks very much. It is interesting in that the die does not look old otherwise so your explanation makes sense for sure.
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The final step in die manufacture was a dip in acid to remove "fire scale" from final hardening and tempering. Working dies were not normally polished before first use unless there was a lingering defect.