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    MGM Grand Las Vegas Casino Chips: Set of Four, Sixth Issue, with Documentation. When opened in December 1973, with 2,084 rooms, the MGM was revered as the largest hotel casino of its time. The MGM property was previously a small western-themed hotel and casino called the Bonanza; it is now known as Bally's Las Vegas. On November 21, 1980, patrons were forced to flee for their lives as a fire erupted which filled their rooms with smoke. It was a very sad day in Vegas as eighty-five people died. This collection of chips was saved by gamblers, a fortunate couple who escaped the catastrophe early that morning. When they were able to go back in retrieve their belongings, they found their room had been looted with only these chips left behind. Due to looters, the casino would not redeem anyone's chips.

    Accompanying this group of chips are two historic printed e-mails from March 2000, statements of facts provided by the original owner in response to questions posed by the prospective buyer during the negotiation of the chips' original sale. A great accounting of that dreadful day. The $1 is from the 3rd issue and was in use many years in later sets.

    Condition: The $1, $5, and $25 chips are Slight Used with the $5 and $25 showing some edge nicks. The $100 chip is barely used, a real high grade beauty with a rarity of R-10; it is possibly the best known example.

    For more information about casino chips, please read The Basics Of Casino Chip Collecting.

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