Stan McDonald - author 's Blog

24 Nov 2021

Die Chips

| Stan McDonald - author

Die chips are material on the coin's surface created in the minting process with metal that is trapped between the dies. Die chips can fill letters and numbers and place small, raised bumps on the surface of the coin. The coin in the photo is also striped, most likely from imperfections in the planchet.

By: Stan McDonald - Author and Numismatist




Level 6

Great error! Love your blogs! ; )

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Level 6

Curiosity of the minting process . Great find . Hidden language . Nice information .


Level 5

Those are awesome. My favorite die chips are filled 9s on Lincoln Cents, and the BIE cents.


Level 6

As a VAM man, I love this. Thanks.


Level 5

Interesting. I don't really look very much for this. I should look more often at my change.

You will find these stripped Lincoln cents dated 1980, 81, and 82.

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