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LDDb Mint-o-Matic™

The Mint-o-Matic™ will try to help you make some sense of those cryptic marks found on the inner circle of mist LaserDiscs. They usually come in two groups:

  • The plastic batch production number (stamped, mostly numbers)
  • The video master reference (stamped, embedded or hand-written)
The video master reference is the one we need to identify a manufacturer with a high level of probability.

 Please input Mint Markings here  My best guess would be...
 
 Please input PIONEER STAMPED MARKS here  My best guess would be...
 
 
 

Reverse Mint Marks database available for:

Pioneer® Manufacturing serial number

Pioneer used a simple conversion system to register the manufacturing date from the Serial Number found at the back of your player, demodulator, etc.
Until mid-1990's, it looks like the pattern was composed of A (letters) and 0 (digits) as follows: AA0000000A or AA0000000AA. For example, my LD-S9 is QI1004529P.
Starting mid-1990's, the scheme changed somehow to also used the AAAA000000AA such as SESA021316YY (CLD-D925) or BBTT006968JP (HLD-X9).

 Please input your Pioneer Serial here  This translates into...