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    The Finest $10,000 From The Binion Hoard

    Fr. 2231-B $10000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. CGA Gem Uncirculated 67.
    In a world that gambling built, Las Vegas was born in one of the few areas of the dusty West that provided water in an inhospitable land. From its earliest days, gambling was a mainstay of life in Vegas, but it was not until the 1940's and 1950's that gambling and tourism transformed the valley. Among the earliest of those to contribute to the expansion of Las Vegas was Benny Binion. Originally from Texas, he moved to Vegas and opened Binion's Horseshoe Casino in 1951. Benny's love of money and gaming led him to display $1,000,000 in currency in the most impressive way possible, with 100 $10,000 Federal Reserve Notes framed beneath an oversized horseshoe.
    About five years ago, the display was disassembled and the notes sold to collectors. This note is the finest of the hundred pieces from this group, all of were graded by CGA. The perfectly matched and centered margins frame a design anchored by Salmon P. Chase's portrait in the center. The paper surface is void of soiling and is bright contrasting nicely against the finely engraved design. With the recent increased popularity of high denomination notes, we would not be surprised to see this note realize...

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    September, 2005
    21st-23rd Wednesday-Friday
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