Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Sands $5 Las Vegas Casino Chip, Twelfth Issue, R-7, Circa 1967. Another building picture chip, this one very desirable with "H.N.O." on the inlay signifying the [Howard] Hughes Nevada Operations ownership of the Sands at the time of issue. Hughes was living as a recluse at the Desert Inn and tried to buy enough of the strip casinos to create a monopoly. Eventually, the gaming commission denied him further licenses thus thwarting his intentions.

    Previous to about 1998, there were about twenty of these chips known. Then a group of maybe 200 dug examples started turning up at online auctions; all were damaged and most not in collectible condition. This is a premium example, pulled off the table by a longtime collector before it saw much use, and preserved to be offered to a lucky new owner in this auction.

    Condition: Slight Used. Very slight, one of the best we've seen. Some tiny edge nicks as is commonly seen. Very slight bleeding of red on the inlay on one side only, less than what is usually found. There is a small red inlay spot, possibly from a piece of chip "dust" that adhered to the plastic inlay covering while it was being pressed over the printed inlay.

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


    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2010
    22nd Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,632

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 May 9 - 10 Space Exploration Signature Auction Featuring The Armstong Family Collection Part II.

    Learn about consigning with us

    This was my first time dealing with an auction house, and I am 100% completely impressed with Heritage. There is not an aspect of this process that I have a critique for.
    Darryl S.,
    Stuart, FL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 September 13 Rare Books & Maps Signature Auction Books - Dallas
    2018 September 13 Rare Books & Maps Signature Auction Books - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,094,325