When silver dollars began selling at a premium in 1964,
Nevada's casinos found themselves in a difficult position. Silver dollars
were leaving the casinos about as fast as the casinos could fill the
machines. Given that, the state of Nevada passed a regulation allowing
casinos, for the first time, to issue their own private dollar denomination
At that point, the Franklin Mint began producing tokens
for 27 casinos all across Nevada. The tokens produced for 6 casinos -
Harrah's, Desert Inn, Stardust, Sands, Tropicana and Reno's Horseshoe Club were
undated. Tokens for the remaining 21 casinos all were dated 1965.
In addition to the regular run of each of these Dollar
Gaming Tokens, which varied from 5,000 to 250,000 pieces, most of the casinos
received 500 proofs of their tokens in individual coin holders. Also
minted were 2,500 complete "proof-like" sets for stockholders of the
Franklin Mint, and 500 complete "full-proof" sets in fine silver
primarily for presentation purposes. Each of the "proof-like"
and "full-proof" sets were distributed in special serially numbered
Here are the current 1965 Franklin Proof tokens that I have for sale. Please
e-mail me if you're interested in
purchasing any of these tokens, or have any questions about them.