El cortez value?

MyLastChip

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Anyone have any idea the value of these chips?
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As you can see a couple of the THC riviera 1’s inlay is coming up. Cortez is cracked
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The El Cortez is worth more than all of the Rivieras at least, I'd guess probably $80-100in that condition? There's a few sitting on ebay in better shape for $200
 

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The El Cortez is worth more than all of the Rivieras at least, I'd guess probably $80-100in that condition? There's a few sitting on ebay in better shape for $200
How much would you say the rivieras are worth?
Picked these up on a snap buy on offer up.
 

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Nice chips however the conditions of the El Cortez (crack) and the 3 Riviera H&C chips will hurt its value considerably. The HHR chips seems to be in good condition and are probably worth the most.

The most current Chip Rack lists the prices below. Keep in mind that the Chip Rack price guide are generally higher than what you will get on ebay and depending on the chip, sometimes the difference can be significant, especially at the higher $ chips.

Chip Rack 20 price guide prices; plus my notes. Also, you should check ebay for sold sales.

1) El Cortez $1: TCR $250-$299; this chip is fairly scarce (but not rare) and in good condition I'd say its worth closer to $80-$100, however your chip is worn and has a crack, i'd say its worth $20 tops. Generally, unless its rare, I wouldn't buy a cracked chip.

2) Riviera $1 H&C Blue x 3: TRR $75-99; there are many variations of the $1 chip, color, inlay and solid vs inserts. your variation has a ball on the R and that is more scarce than the regular R. See below pics for comparison. I'd say in good condition chip would be worth $20-$40 each, however 2 of your chips have inlay lift and seem to be warped. That would knock down the value quite a bit, I'd say closer its closer to $5, maybe $10, if lucky. Its too bad as the top left chip is in great shape and almost new condition. Your 3rd chip is in decent condition but the inlay is a little discolored or brownish rather than white. Looks kind of like smoke damage, but not sure. I'd say $10-$20? On ebay one of these chips in better condition sold at $8, but that's a great price and i would have bid $20 for that chip if I saw it.

images from the Chip Guide with your chip on left:
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3) Riviera $1 HHR Blue: TCR $60-74; not too scarce, but not plentiful either, chip looks like its in good condition. I'd say $20-$40

4) Riviera $5 HHR Brown: $200-$249; chip is fairly scarce but not rare; chip looks like its in good condition. I'd say $80-$120.

If you are going to sell them, it may be best to toss them on ebay or the classified's here. I'd be interested in the 2 HHR chips if you are thinking of selling them.

Good luck and happy chippin' :)
 

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@gmunny thanks for the added info! This is great! I don’t think the 1’s are warped. Just the inlay coming up. Is the price guide online? Or is it an actual book, like the red and blue coin value books?
 

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The price guide is a book and its only for Nevada chips. The new one is pretty expensive, but you maybe able to find one that is 1 or 2 years back for cheaper. Check on ebay. No pics in this book, just list of chips by Casino with descriptions and each chip has its own unique TCR number.

http://www.thechiprack.com/order2.htm
 
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