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    The Mint $5 Las Vegas Casino Chip, Seventh Issue, R-9, Circa Late 1960s. Of the many building picture chips that collectors seek, this is one of the tougher to find with only five or six known, not all of which are in this very nice condition. A very pleasing example with great coloring.

    The Mint hotel and casino opened in 1957, then was bought by Del Webb in 1961. who expanded it by adding a twenty-six story tower in 1965. Webb sold to Binion's Horseshoe in 1988. The Mint was immortalized in Hunter S. Thompson's novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas as where he (Raoul Duke) and Oscar Acosta (Dr. Gonzo) spent the first night during their legendary 1971 weekend trip.

    Condition: Slight Used. Some very light parts of the crosshatching not prominent on the inlay on one side leaving one small shiny circle. Not damaged and not from wear. Truly one of the best examples known.

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

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