Casino chips, tokens a good bet for collectors

A $200 silver strike from the former Imperial Palace (now the Link) numbered ‘139’ is held by casino collector Robb McPherson. It contains one pound of .999 Fine silver.

Between casino chips, roulette tokens, slot tokens and the sought-after “Silver Strikes,” casino collectibles offer many ways for numismatists to up the ante with their collections. Part of a fast-growing hobby, collectors of gaming memorabilia – everything from chips to tokens, dice, slot cards, playing cards, rewards cards, matchbooks and even room keys – have organized under the banner of the Casino Collectibles Association (CCA), formerly known as the Casino Chip and Gaming Tokens Collectors Club. “It’s like just about everything else in numismatics,” said CCA member Robb McPherson, of Brantford, Ont., who’s also the co-editor of the CCA’s quarterly publication, Casino Collectible News. Continue reading →

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