The Exchange : Two rare casino chips sold at convention

Two rare casino chips sold at convention

At this year's CC&GTCC convention, the sale of two unique chips caused tremendous excitement when their stories were revealed. 

Golden Goose

An extraordinarily rare $5 chip from the Golden Goose sold for a whopping $75,000. The Golden Goose was located at 20 E. Fremont Street, Las Vegas, Nevada, (currently the site of Glitter Gulch) and was open from 1975 to 1980, as a slots-only casino with the exception of a single blackjack table. The table was only open for a few months between late 1976 and early 1977. When it went away, so did all the chips, making this $5 chip the only one known to exist. This same chip went for over $3,000 at auction in the mid-1990s. 

Lucky Casino Chip

The sale of an equally rare $5 chip from The Lucky Casino went for $52,500. The Lucky Casino was at 117 E. Fremont Street, Las Vegas, Nevada, and was open from 1963 to 1967. While other chips from the Lucky Casino are seen on occasion, it's this $5 chip that remains in very high demand, with only two chips known to have survived. 

The buyers of both chips wish to stay anonymous, however, CC&GTCC President Doug Smith commented: "It's nice to see that even in a slowing economy, sales of the super rare chips are still going strong. Those chips were more than likely the only ones known and are sure to be highlights of anyone's collection."

Written by Cale Guthmiller at 00:00

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