There are only 10 official Plinko chips—and they're protected.
Many dream of competing on TPIR, but not all get the chance. Out of the people who are lucky enough to have "come on down," even fewer have had the privilege to play Plinko and get their hands on one of the 10 exclusive game chips. These chips are so valuable that they have to be locked away in a special box after each use.
One special Plinko chip currently resides in a time capsule at CBS Television City.