Casino Chip Mould Descriptions
Moulds are an important identifier, they help establish the manufacturer and/or distributor of the chip.
Many of these mould descriptions have been created over a long period of time by respected authors, collectors and individuals connected either with the hobby or production of casino/poker chips. The abbreviations used here are now widespread and recognised and acknowledged as accepted terminology.
Below is the full list of different moulds found on the chips on this website.
2Hubdi - 2 Hubs and a diamond (8 repetitions)
Arodie - 12 Repetitions of Arrows and Dice – each die is numbered
B & G - Bourgogne et Grasset. (Full graphic style like Chipco)
BJ - Bud Jones (Hot Stamped)
BJ-H - House Mold, or Casino Logo
BJ-P - BJ version of modern crest & seal chip, with a plain mold
BJ-1 - Incused BJ chip with a Coin centre (usually issued mid 1970’s)
BJ-2 - Non-incused BJ chip with a mold design
C - Large ‘C’, smooth
C&J - Christy & Jones. Hat and Cane with shiny reflective surfaces
C&S - Crest & Seal
Chipco - Smooth surface, full graphics
Clover - Clover leaf on mold.
Cord - resembles a rope
Diamond - Diamond Pattern
Diasqr - Alternating pattern of 13 diamonds & 13 hub squares
Diecar - 4 pairs of dice & 4 groups of 4 cards.
Diswrl - 6 Dice with a ‘comets tail’.
Dots - 25 repetitions of dots.
Dragon - 4 Dragons.
Ewing - 1 die, heart & spade, 1 die, club & diamond
Flower - 12 repititions of flower & stem.
G-N - Mold for the Golden Nugget
H&C - Hat and Cane with non-reflective surfaces.
HCE - 8 repititions of H’s with a rectangle between them.
HHL - 16 horses heads pointing left.
HHR - 16 horse heads pointing right.
Horshu - 16 horse shoes, alternating up and down.
House - House mold. (Individual Casino’s logo)
Hrglas - 30 hourglasses.
Hub - 25 tapered rectangles. (Early hub molds had no edge grain or ‘cross hatching’)
Lcrown - 4 Large Crowns and long dash line.
Lg-key - Large Greek key.
Lgsqur - Large alternating squares & rectangles.
Lzydia - Lazy Diamonds.
Mr.L - ‘Mr Lucky’ repeats 3 times. Rare mold used for 2 Casinos in Deadwood.
Nevada - ‘Nevada’, pair dice, ‘Nevada’, cluster of four aces.
Plain - Chip without any mold design.
PMSC - Plastic molded slug core. Generally called ‘Brass Core’.
Rascir - Raised circle.
Rcthrt - 11 repetitions of alternating rectangles & hearts.
Rectl - 19 repetitions of rectangles. No edge grain (cross hatching) on these chips.
Rt Plas - Used on Hilton ‘let it ride’ chips.
S’s - 24 slanted ‘S’s’.
Scrown - 12 small crowns.
Sm-key - Small Greek Key.
Sqincr - Repetition of 16 squares in 16 circles.
Sqsqrt - Repetition of 2 squares and 1 rectangle.
Sun - ‘Sunburst’. Golden gate. Four Queens.
T’s - 26 repetitions of ‘T’s’.
TK - 13 repetitions of ‘TK’.
Triang - 24 repetitions of triangles – alternating up and down.
Triclb - 12 repetitions of clubs and triangles.
Unicrn - 8 repetitions of Unicorn.
Wave - 24 repetitions of wave crests – looks like ‘C’s.
Weave - 24 crossing weaves.
X’s - 22 repetitions of X’s’.
Zigzag - 25 repetitions of zigzag pattern.