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            1965 Franklin Proof Tokens

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 gaming tokens.  

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 albums. 

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. 

 

Casino

Location

Note

Price

Desert Inn Las Vegas   $8.00
Dunes Las Vegas   $8.00
El Cortez Las Vegas    $8.00
Flamingo Las Vegas    $8.00
Fort Lucinda Boulder City    $8.00
Fort Lucinda Boulder City Silver Proof $30.00
Fremont Las Vegas    $8.00
Golden Nugget Las Vegas   $8.00
Harold's Club Reno   $8.00
Harrah's Reno & Lake Tahoe   $8.00
Harvey's Lake Tahoe Brass $8.00
Horseshoe Las Vegas Brass $8.00
Reno's Horseshoe Club Reno   $8.00
Jerry's Nugget N Las Vegas Brass $8.00
Las Vegas Club Las Vegas   $8.00
Las Vegas Club Las Vegas Silver Proof $30.00
Bill Crow's Mint Carson City Brass $8.00
Diamond Jim's Nevada Club Las Vegas   $8.00
Carson City Nugget Carson City Brass $8.00
Jim Kelley's Nugget Reno & Lake Tahoe   $8.00
Pioneer Club Las Vegas   $8.00
Riverside Reno   $8.00
Showboat Las Vegas   $8.00
Silver Slipper Las Vegas   $8.00
South Tahoe Casino Lake Tahoe Brass $8.00
South Tahoe Nugget Lake Tahoe Brass $8.00
Tropicana Las Vegas   $8.00
Complete 1965 Proof-Like Set in Blue Binder  Tokens in Set  Blue Album Cover $180.00

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