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    Thunderbird $5 Las Vegas Casino Chip, Sixth issue, R-8, Circa 1960s. Opening on September 2, 1948, and operating under that name until 1976, the Thunderbird Hotel was the fourth major resort casino on the strip. For years, its large neon Thunderbird sign was a spectacle on the northern end of the strip. Along with the $1 business card chips given away by hosts and managers, the Thunderbird offered many very nice sets of chips. This classic example is from a C&J hats and canes mold. Its brown color is unusual for a $5 chip and the scalloped inlay and colorful bird logo only add to its appeal.

    Condition: Average plus with just some edge use, no chips. Sound condition and better than most of the ten to twelve known examples.

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

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