$10 Silver Strike Pioneer Laughlin 2001 Annie Oakley
$10 Silver Strike Token Pioneer Casino, Laughlin, Nevada Topic: Annie Oakley 2001
Minted by Global minting.The $10 strikes have a .999 Silver center insert, outer ring is Brass, the approximate Silver weight is 0.60 ounces of Silver. This token is in Original condition except for the capsule. This token is in a new plastic capsule. inv # 671 What is a Silver Strike?
(info provided from the SilverStrikers website)The definition is "Limited Edition Silver Token won from slot machines" and is called a "Silver Premium Token", but most tokens come in a protective plastic holder. These tokens are issued in many casinos and most of us just call them "Silver Strikes". The first, throughout the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Cruise Ships, of these tokens were won from slot machines in the Reno/Tahoe area of Nevada in 1992. The tokens have been issued with redeemable values of $2, $3, $5, $7, $10, $12, $20, $28, $40, $200 and range in size from 1-1/2 inches to 3-1/2. The $200 tokens are paid by the attendant, due to its size and weight. The $12 tokens are from cruise ships. The current Silver Strikes being issued today are almost all $10 denominations, with some $200 strikes. However, the machines in use today have the capability to dispense $40 strikes. All of the $2, $3, $5, $7, $20 & $28 Silver Strike machines have been removed from play for some time. Strike Composition
The $2 and $3 strikes are made of Brass. The $7 strikes are .999 Silver with approximate weight of 0.65 ounces. The $10 strikes have a .999 Silver center insert, outer ring is Brass, the approximate Silver weight is 0.60 ounces of Silver. In 2009 a new thinner center insert strikes with less silver (~ 0.50) appeared. However, the red CLAD (no .999) $10 strikes appeared, even some red capsules. capsules should return to .999 silver. The $20 strikes have a .999 Silver outer ring with some 24kt Heavy Electroplating (HE) and a Bronze 24kt Heavy Gold Electroplate (HGE) on the center insert, approximate Silver weight is 0.75 ounces of Silver. The $28 strikes are .999 Silver with 24kt Gold Plating (GP), approximate Silver weight is 0.65 ounces. The $40 strikes are .999 Silver with 24K Heavy Electroplate (HE), approximate Silver weight is 1.54 for the large size $40 strikes and 1.26 for the small size $40 strikes. The $200 strikes are 1 troy Pound (12 ounces) of Silver and may have some 24kt Heavy Electroplating or for the newer RWM mint strikes may have colorization.
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