THREE vintage 1980s metal coins, two from now-defunct Las Vegas casinos!
Bold $1 size coins!
The Sands Hotel and Casino was located on the Las Vegas Strip and operated from 1952 to 1996.
During its heyday, the Sands was the center of what was "cool" on the Strip, and hosted many famous entertainers of the day, most notably Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack.
On November 26, 1996, the Sands was imploded and demolished, and The Venetian built in its place.
The Sahara opened on October 7, 1952, as the sixth resort on the Las Vegas Strip.
In August 1964, the Sahara paid $25,000 to have the Beatles perform in Las Vegas and stay at the resort, although their performance took place at the nearby Las Vegas Convention Center, as the Sahara's 600-seat showroom could not handle the crowd size of a Beatles concert.
The resort's hotel and casino closed at 2:00 p.m. on May 16, 2011, marking the end of the Sahara's 58-year operation.
In 2011, the Sahara's assets were purchased and the casino was renamed the SLS Las Vegas.
Circus Circus is the largest permanent big top in the world.
Opened on October 18, 1968, the idea was to provide family fun as a way of attracting tourists, a major break from the traditional adult-themed entertainment of the other casinos.
Circus Circus is home to one of the the largest RV parks in the country, 10 acres of space located in its parking lot.