Need a THC $5 to fill this void - what is out there?

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I recently came up on my first ever leaded THC chips (an off-PCF find). Part of me wishes I never handled chips like these, because now I see the light, and I want more (a common sentiment from what I've read in other threads).

This set I came up on does not contain any $5 chips. I need some advice from all you super knowledgeable folks as to what I can use to fill this void and make it playable.
Two reasons I shy away from the FLV 5's are that they seem to be very hard to find, and I don't really like the colors. Any chips I find will be a full inlay replacement project.

What are some of my options here? I am not knowledgeable at all when it comes to knowing what's out there, and what is feasible in terms of availability. I am not really in any rush, so I can take my time with this. I also do not want to break the bank toooo much ($3ish max per chip is what I'm hoping for).

Since the 1's are blue, it would be awesome if I could find some yellow candidates for the 5's (is this a tall order?), and I could relabel these 100's as $20's.

I will also be slowly searching for some minty-ish solids to use as 5c and 25c fracs (green and red perhaps?) (from what I can tell, FLV only has a stock 50c frac option)

As always, thank you all for all your help and insight!!

Now a bit of softcore pr0n (1's still need a bit of cleaning)

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Yeah I was worried about that. Well any spotted yellow THC would do really as I will be replacing the inlay. Maybe a tournament chip? Not sure if that is even more farfetched!

Something like this would be great, but I do not see any classified ads from the past with these chips, lol.

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In any case, I am not married to the idea of a yellow fiver. Red, or really any other non-blue or white chip would work for me.
 

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Yeah I was worried about that. Well any spotted yellow THC would do really as I will be replacing the inlay. Maybe a tournament chip? Not sure if that is even more farfetched!

Something like this would be great, but I do not see any classified ads from the past with these chips, lol.

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In any case, I am not married to the idea of a yellow fiver. Red, or really any other non-blue or white chip would work for me.

I owned those at one point. They aren’t available
 

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Nice score man

I was on these too. As well as another member.

Honestly your not going to find a better fit than the flv 5s. They are one of the best chips in the set.
 

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Since the 1's are blue, it would be awesome if I could find some yellow candidates for the 5's (is this a tall order?), and I could relabel these 100's as $20's.
Trying to make the set into cali colors? are you going to remove the FLV label? Those two seem to not go together.
 

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From what I can tell, there are a couple of users that have been looking for a few racks of these 5's for a while now (I think you were one of them). Were you able to find the 5's you needed? Maybe after you all find your 5's I could start looking. It would indeed be nice not to have to murder and relabel anything. Also, it's been a common occurrence so far for me not to like a certain chip at first glance, but then end up loving/appreciating it as I learn more about this chipping world. I guess I just wanted to see if there were other feasible options out there.

That's a great set you have btw!

Trying to make the set into cali colors? are you going to remove the FLV label? Those two seem to not go together.
Oh wow, I did not even realize this! I guess it wouldn't bother me, and certainly my crew would have no idea, but now that you mention it, it does seem wrong :bag:
 

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From what I can tell, there are a couple of users that have been looking for a few racks of these 5's for a while now (I think you were one of them). Were you able to find the 5's you needed? Maybe after you all find your 5's I could start looking. It would indeed be nice not to have to murder and relabel anything. Also, it's been a common occurrence so far for me not to like a certain chip at first glance, but then end up loving/appreciating it as I learn more about this chipping world. I guess I just wanted to see if there were other feasible options out there.

That's a great set you have btw!


Oh wow, I did not even realize this! I guess it wouldn't bother me, and certainly my crew would have no idea, but now that you mention it, it does seem wrong :bag:

I sold my set a while back. And they have been moved on since then I believe. I couldn't find any 1s. They are the hardest to find and looks like you got that covered. 5s shouldn't be too hard to get, it may take a while but they are around.
 

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Not a ton of options if you are looking for a mint, murderable (no casino chips), yellow THC with the right edge spots. It might be a bit of a journey to find them, but if you are willing to be patient why not - I think it’s hard to beat a yellow $5 (not always true though)

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However...I think a bright red $5 would look great here - CDI 98?

For the fracs I’d go for peach solids. Have you thought about what you’d pick for your hundo?
 

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Yeah I was worried about that. Well any spotted yellow THC would do really as I will be replacing the inlay. Maybe a tournament chip? Not sure if that is even more farfetched!

Something like this would be great, but I do not see any classified ads from the past with these chips, lol.

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In any case, I am not married to the idea of a yellow fiver. Red, or really any other non-blue or white chip would work for me.
Unfortunately I think I have the only 340 of these I know to exist and they’re not going anywhere unless you start throwing around @Windwalker -like money. There are a handful of red THC leaded $5s available including the matching FLVs(which I think are underrated), Viva Las Vegas, Cdi98, Scandia etc.
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Unfortunately I think I have the only 340 of these I know to exist and they’re not going anywhere unless you start throwing around @Windwalker -like money. There are a handful of red THC leaded $5s available including the matching FLVs(which I think are underrated), Viva Las Vegas, Cdi98, Scandia etc. View attachment 630105

Awesome set don’t break it :nailbite:
 

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What are some of my options here?
How many 5s are you looking for? Or, in other words, what stakes/games do you play?

If you're playing stakes close to .25/.50, with a $40 buy-in, and not playing $1/2 or 1/3 no limit (which would need a lot of $5s, understandably), one option would be to relabel the green $25s as $5s, and the $100s as $20s (the $20 is a common Cali denom).

With this option, you could try to find more FLV $25s. From the post above, it sounds like the $1s you scored are rare, so someone with an FLV set might possibly be willing to trade you.
 

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Love these $1s.

Finding the FLV $5s will be easier than any leaded/spotted yellow, but the yellow FLV $1k would fit nice. I have also seen the purple FLV $500s repurposed as $20s and $5s in different sets.
 

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I recently came up on my first ever leaded THC chips (an off-PCF find). Part of me wishes I never handled chips like these, because now I see the light, and I want more (a common sentiment from what I've read in other threads).

This set I came up on does not contain any $5 chips. I need some advice from all you super knowledgeable folks as to what I can use to fill this void and make it playable.
Two reasons I shy away from the FLV 5's are that they seem to be very hard to find, and I don't really like the colors. Any chips I find will be a full inlay replacement project.

What are some of my options here? I am not knowledgeable at all when it comes to knowing what's out there, and what is feasible in terms of availability. I am not really in any rush, so I can take my time with this. I also do not want to break the bank toooo much ($3ish max per chip is what I'm hoping for).

Since the 1's are blue, it would be awesome if I could find some yellow candidates for the 5's (is this a tall order?), and I could relabel these 100's as $20's.

I will also be slowly searching for some minty-ish solids to use as 5c and 25c fracs (green and red perhaps?) (from what I can tell, FLV only has a stock 50c frac option)

As always, thank you all for all your help and insight!!

Now a bit of softcore pr0n (1's still need a bit of cleaning)

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Man oh man, do I want a full set of FLVs... Fantastic haul. I'd personally source some FLV $5s and complete the family!
 

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Leaded THC $5's in mintish condition are one of the hardest things to find on PCF. the red PCA secondary $5's have been selling for $400-$500 per rack for years. There's currently a guy offering $800 per rack and he's not finding any.
And yellow $5's are more rare.
 

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Unfortunately I think I have the only 340 of these I know to exist and they’re not going anywhere unless you start throwing around @Windwalker -like money. There are a handful of red THC leaded $5s available including the matching FLVs(which I think are underrated), Viva Las Vegas, Cdi98, Scandia etc. View attachment 630105
Define "Windwalker-like money"... :ROFL: :ROFLMAO:

Really though, easily one of the nicest yellow $5s out there. They just POP in stacks.
 

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Not a ton of options if you are looking for a mint, murderable (no casino chips), yellow THC with the right edge spots. It might be a bit of a journey to find them, but if you are willing to be patient why not - I think it’s hard to beat a yellow $5 (not always true though)

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However...I think a bright red $5 would look great here - CDI 98?

For the fracs I’d go for peach solids. Have you thought about what you’d pick for your hundo?

Those would be AMAZING if I could find any, I'll keep my eye out. I will also keep my eye out for some other fantasy 5's (including FLV). I looked up the CDI's and WOW that (radiant?) red is insane!! Same goes for the Scandias that @SiouxperStack and @kmccormick100 suggested. Beautiful!
Not sure about the hundo if I do a yellow 5. Maybe a barrel of some whites (again, I don't really know what's out there. VLV 1's?). Also, I will probably never felt a $100 chip in my game; I would want them only to have a more ‘complete’ set.

How many 5s are you looking for? Or, in other words, what stakes/games do you play?

If you're playing stakes close to .25/.50, with a $40 buy-in, and not playing $1/2 or 1/3 no limit (which would need a lot of $5s, understandably), one option would be to relabel the green $25s as $5s, and the $100s as $20s (the $20 is a common Cali denom).

With this option, you could try to find more FLV $25s. From the post above, it sounds like the $1s you scored are rare, so someone with an FLV set might possibly be willing to trade you.

Probably just 2 racks of 5's. We play anywhere from 5c/10c to maaaax 50c/$1. This is why I was thinking of a yellow 5 and a $20 relabel for the blacks. Not sure how I feel about the green 5 relabel, I think I want some more contrast between the 1 and 5. I'll keep that in mind though!

Love these $1s.

Finding the FLV $5s will be easier than any leaded/spotted yellow, but the yellow FLV $1k would fit nice. I have also seen the purple FLV $500s repurposed as $20s and $5s in different sets.
Are the FLV 1000s somewhat feasible to find? A quick search in the classifieds is somewhat promising. Moreso than any other leaded/spotted yellow for sure, as you mentioned.

Man oh man, do I want a full set of FLVs... Fantastic haul. I'd personally source some FLV $5s and complete the family!
Yeah as time passes I am starting to enjoy the idea of not doing any sort of inlay replacement projects (unless I really come up on some beauties), and keeping it all original (although the red on those cdi's and scandias make me drool!)

I'll keep my eyes peeled for FLV, Scandia, CDI98 and some of those fantasy 1k's.
From what I read in this thread alone, it seems like this may be quite the task, but I've got time and I am in no rush.

As always, thank you all for the help! I am still learning so much every day!
 
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I recently came up on my first ever leaded THC chips (an off-PCF find). Part of me wishes I never handled chips like these, because now I see the light, and I want more (a common sentiment from what I've read in other threads).

This set I came up on does not contain any $5 chips. I need some advice from all you super knowledgeable folks as to what I can use to fill this void and make it playable.
Two reasons I shy away from the FLV 5's are that they seem to be very hard to find, and I don't really like the colors. Any chips I find will be a full inlay replacement project.

What are some of my options here? I am not knowledgeable at all when it comes to knowing what's out there, and what is feasible in terms of availability. I am not really in any rush, so I can take my time with this. I also do not want to break the bank toooo much ($3ish max per chip is what I'm hoping for).

Since the 1's are blue, it would be awesome if I could find some yellow candidates for the 5's (is this a tall order?), and I could relabel these 100's as $20's.

I will also be slowly searching for some minty-ish solids to use as 5c and 25c fracs (green and red perhaps?) (from what I can tell, FLV only has a stock 50c frac option)

As always, thank you all for all your help and insight!!

Now a bit of softcore pr0n (1's still need a bit of cleaning)

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Will one rack of yellow $5s do? If so, I may have a decent, reasonably price option for you.
 

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Are the FLV 1000s somewhat feasible to find? A quick search in the classifieds is somewhat promising. Moreso than any other leaded/spotted yellow for sure, as you mentioned.

More so than other yellows, probably, since there are more of them out there. Definitely worth a shot if you don't pick up the above beauties or don't have the heart to mill them. (Backup? :whistle: :whistling::D )
 
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