Interesting history. Re: the $5k's rarity, they are much more available now vs. when he wrote that article seven years ago. I have one in uncirc condition and I didn't pay all that much for it on eBay. Don't even think it was triple digits.
@Psypher1000 I agree the article is aged. The chips however last I seen one go at auction some months back went to almost almost $40. I know the price of the wsop have currently went down because all the amount that recently just hit. But I think at $16.25/ chip is good price for anyone who doesn't have them and are looking to add them to their collection
At the bottom of that page, there is a link to Steve Miller's article(s). I read that story awhile back and it gives more detail on how Bob Stupak tried to cash $5k chips and why. The chip is not rare and Business101 has been selling for a long time, though <$20 is a great price. I have at least a barrel of them.
Yes @gmunny is correct they aren't as rare as the article states. I didn't reread the article prior to posting it. I just knew that the article talked about the history of it. That's why I attached it.