Casino Kash TCS Huxley Chips

Tommy

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@TheChipRoom was kind enough to let me check these out in advance of the sale.

I've own ceramics from just about everyone; Sunfly, OWPS, ABC, PGI (not to be confused as a typo for GPI), ChipCo and GOCC. These are the first TCS Huxley Chips I have ever had.

From the TCS Huxley website....

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Source: https://www.tcsjohnhuxley.com/products/icon-chips

They arrived in these cool looking black chip boxes. Not sure if every order will get them but I thought it was worth mentioning.

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The 100, 500, 1K, and 5K have a UV ink security feature on the chip face. The denom and every other character on the outer border is printed with UV ink.

The 500, 1K and 5K also have the denom printed on the rolling edge. The printing is crisp and subtle.
UPDATE: The denoms on the rolling edge appear to be laser etched. This is another security feature.

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Design wise, I think they are pretty nice. Each denom is using one of it's spot colors for the outer border and it's base color for a gradient on the chip face. The entire chip has a matte finish. No glossy rolling edges. Spot alignment is excellent. Nothing caught my eye as being way off.

They have a sharp edge, handle nice, and stack with no issues. No spinners in the batch of 400 chips that I received.

From the set I received, the 25s and 50s showed the most wear. The chip face isn't as crisp as the other denoms which were all in very good condition.

I believe there is a dirty stack possibility with the 1K and 5K. I'll let you be the judge.

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No doubt these are high end casino quality ceramics. The chip blank is one of the best that I've seen/handled. Please let me know if you have any questions.
 
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40mm, correct? What is the weight? And how does the sound compare to other chips -- both high-end plastics and ceramics?

Not totally convinced these ICON chips are actually ceramics in the sense of those produced by other manufacturers....
 

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Those 50s are looking sharp. Remind me of the cincy 2s.
 

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Thanks for the review @Tommy . Do these chips have injection ports on the edge of the chips, or where they milled off. Also, the edges seem like they are the same on both sides. I have noticed with most ceramics, one side is beveled and the other side rounded. These look similar to an old Chipco blank with sharp edges.
The 5000 chip is very interesting, on the edge inside the white spot, I can faintly see 5000. Is that printed on or is that an impression?
 

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The 5000 chip is very interesting, on the edge inside the white spot, I can faintly see 5000. Is that printed on or is that an impression?

The 500 and up have the denom on the rolling edge. It appears to be laser etched. I can only feel it if I run my fingernail across it.

Do these chips have injection ports on the edge of the chips, or where they milled off.

I do not see it on these. :tup:

Many ceramics have that too. More noticeable on dark color chips.

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The 500 and up have the denom on the rolling edge. It appears to be laser etched. I can only feel it if I run my fingernail across it.



I do not see it on these. :tup:

Many ceramics have that too. More noticeable on dark color chips.

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What is that on the $100?
Edit: just noticed it was on a different chip lol
 

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I have a Casino Arizona $1 which reminds me of these chips. Looking at the pic of the chip snapped in half and the fact they are ICON makes me think they are kind of “shrink wrapped” like the graphics on a NASCAR instead of regular dye sublimation.
 

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How slippery are the chips?
What ceramic chips are these most like?

Is it possible to clean up the T50s at all? Or is it all of the wear that makes them look dirty in the pics.
 

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How slippery are the chips?

I've been stacking and shuffling them and they do not seem slippery to me.

What ceramic chips are these most like?

They remind me of these ChipCo Circus Circus chips but with sharper edges and full edge to edge graphics. (no white ring)

I played with these in the early 2000's when I attended the SEMA show.

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Is it possible to clean up the T50s at all? Or is it all of the wear that makes them look dirty in the pics.

The T50s could probably use a cleaning to remove any grime or transfer. The wear on the well used chips reduces the image sharpness some.
 
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