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Die Chips

Die Chips

A Die Chips is a very small piece that falls out of the die face and has no direct connection to the design rim.  The missing piece leaves a void in the die face into which coin metal flows.  As a result, the coin shows a featureless lump in the affected area.

A die chip can be either connected to a die crack or it can by itself.  The “BIE” errors comes from the fact that Die chips frequently develop within narrow details in the design, such as the gap between the letters of LIBERTY or in the top part of the number 9 or 5.

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