$1 (Cat-311) TCR-N7854 Mold: H&C (CJ) YR: 1960's Cond: N
Color: Purple Insert: None Inlay: HS-Gold 8th Issue R-3
(990.4) Free Play Craps
50¢ (Cat-291) TCR-N3685.1 Mold: H&C (CJ) YR: 1950's Cond: SU
Color: Green/Red Insert: 1/2 Pie Dovetail Green Inlay: HS-Gold
6th Issue R-8 (990.521)
On September 2, 1948, the Thunderbird Hotel was the fourth resort to open on the Las Vegas Strip. The resort was built by developer Marion Hicks and owned by the Lieutenant Governor of Nevada Clifford A. Jones.
The resort had a Native American theme and featured portraits, a Navajo-based restaurant, the only bowling alley ever on the Strip, and a showroom.
In 1955, articles surfaced in the Las Vegas Sun saying that Meyer Lansky and other underworld figures held hidden shares in the hotel.
The resort was renamed as the Silverbird in 1976.
The Thunderbird has the distinction of being the resort where singer Rosemary Clooney made her first appearance in Las Vegas in 1951, and where Judy Garland made her final Las Vegas appearance in 1965.
$500 (Cat-634) TCR-E7398 Mold: Nevada YR: 1995 Cond: N
Color: Brown Insert: 4-Grn Inlay: R-Lt Yellow ?-Issue R-2
(990.1) 1948-1976 Imitation Chip