I was thinking along the same lines-a dirty die? Apparently, the quality control guy was off sick that day... But, whatever way you look at it, it's still a fine original. It should fill a spot nicely in one of your badge frames!
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
A lovely piece.
I thought I would add my packet set to this thread.
Attribution to G&W came with the discovery of these ShuCo Designed "crimped in" examples with these packets addressed to Gottlieb & Wagner, Oberstein / Nehe.
Best Regards, fischer