A die is the piece of tooling used to stamp out or shape metal. The Power of the Force coins were produced by dies. It takes a die to make each side of each coin. A die is made out of very hard steel and strikes the coin material with such force that it's imprint is left. The coin image on a die is negative so that when it strikes the aluminum metal of the would-be coin, a positive image is left.

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