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MGM GRAND $500 CHIPS FAMOUS FIRE CASINO HOTEL TOKEN
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MGM GRAND $500 CHIPS FAMOUS FIRE CASINO HOTEL TOKEN

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Sold Date: 05/26/2008
Channel: Online Auction
Source: eBay



"MGM-GRAND HOTE L/CASINO"

(3) $500 Chips (1) $1.00 Slot/ Token

THE ORIGINAL MGM GRAND WAS ON THE CORNER W "BALLYS" NOW STANDS BUT

BEFORE THEY SOLD OFF THAT PROPERTY TO "BALLYS" THE HOTEL SUFFERED A MAJOR

FIRE ON NOVEMBER 21 1980. THE FAST BURNING FIRE DID MAJOR DAMAGE TO THE

CASINO AND THESE 3 CHIPS AND 1 TOKEN WERE ONE OF FEW ITEMS THAT SURVIVED

IN WHAT WE CALL "LUCKY" SHAPE!

THE (3) $500.00 CHIPS ARE FROM THE 1ST ISSUE OF CHIPS

FUCHSIA, C&J, 3 ORANGE INSERTS

VALUE OF CHIPS ABOUT 2 YEARS AGO FOR EACH CHIP WAS-

$1500.00 AVERAGE CONDITION

$2250.00 S-U CONDITION

$3000.00 NEW CONDITION

OF COURSE THESE CHIPS DO NOT FALL INTO ANY OF THE ABOVE CONDITIONS.

THE TOKEN (SLOT MACHINE COIN) WAS FUSED TO THE $500.00 CHIPS, WHY?

WHEN YOU PLAY LIVE CARD GAMES AT THE TABLES THE DEALERS USE TOKENS TO SEPERATE THEIR

CHIPS, THIS IS FOR COUNTING REASONS-

THESE CHIPS WERE IN THE CHIP RACK AS THE FIRE FLASHED THROUGH THE

CASINO FLOOR AND THE TOKEN FUSED TO THE BOTTOM OF THE 3 $500.00 CHIPS.

YOU CAN CLEARY READ THE TOKEN.

THE BACK OF THE TOKEN READS-

"MGM GRAND HOTEL/CASINO MGM GRAND $1"

"REDEEMABLE ONLY BY PLAYER AND ONLY AT MGM GRAND 1980

THE 1ST CHIP IS THE ONLY ONE THAT READS CLEARLY, THE #2 AND #3 CHIP ARE BLACKEND

AND YOU CAN NOT SEE MUCH AT ALL.

THE 4 CHIPS AND TOKEN ARE FUSED TOGETHER SO TIGHTLY THAT NO ATTEMPT HAS BEEN MADE

TO SEPERATE THEM. ONE OF THE PICTURE HAS A BLACK STAND ON THE BOTTOM OF THE CHIPS, IT

WAS TO HOLD IT UP TO TAKE THE PICTURES, THE OTHER TWO PICTURES DO NOT HAVE THE BLACK STAND.

THE STAND DOES NOT COME WITH THE BID.-

A TRUE UNIQUE ITEM. PLEASE E-MAIL US FOR ANY QUESTIONS.

WE SHIP WORLD WIDE

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