- Nov 9, 2014
- Reaction score
- Outlet Mall in San Marcos
When I first started collecting playble sets of chips, one of the hot trends were Bud Jones Coin-in-Center chips. In those days such sets were expensive and uncommon. Today tastes seem to have changed. The CiC chip set is still a rare find, but such sets are not nearly as loved as they once were.
I came by this set in a lucky find. The Ebay seller posted his auction with the picture of a single five dollar chip even though he was selling a full set of chips. Aruba Americana is one of those chip sets where a lot of single chips are auctioned, so this auction looked like many other single chips sales. I was bored that day and saw a single chip selling for $60 bucks when the others were selling for less than ten. So I looked past the thumbnail picture and saw an auction for 300 chips. I ended up winning for $150.
The set was 195 $5s, 75 $25, 30 $100s. I have never seen a one dollar chip for the Aruba Americana. So I added 200 tan chips from The Grove in Washington state as my one dollar chip giving me 500 chips and a modest $6,050 bank.