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Old 16th August 2013, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by peterh View Post
The 7 or 8 digits-long number at the top is as follows:

If it's 7 digits, the first digit identifies the die. If it's 8 digits, the die number is the first two digits.
Second 2 digit group is the operator ID (often left to 00)
Third 2 digit group is tester or inspector (not sure, also often left to 0)
Fourth 2 digit group is year of production. \

So 34000013 is die 34, operator and inspector not identified, made in 2013. Edit: this just so happens to be the one that Simon is lusting after. ;-)
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