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Any Suggestions for Buying a Coin from the Binion Hoard?

I'm curious about how much of a premium these coins still command over non-Binion coins, if any?

Do you think some are a better investment than others?

I'd love to just buy one of the cheaper ones, but I dont mind spending a bit more if it seems like it would be a better investment. Any suggestions on which ones I should hunt for? Thanks!

I might turn back still... it's a bit macabre to collect stuff that is at all associated with a murder, but I have something else that is signed by Jack Binion and would like some more stuff to go with it.


  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,606 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't know that the marketplace attaches any premium at all to this label and can imagine it is a negative feature for some, as well. As far as "investment", well, I wouldn't use that word.

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  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Way to many were encapsulated to make it an investment, in my opinion. I see them very often as I'm in vegas. They do seem to command a premium as locals can relate to Ted. The last three coin graded set I bought, just before the pandemic, I paid $150. Ended up selling for $175. They were issued, all NGC graded, in singles, pairs, threes and four coin sets. A lot of sets were or have been broken up, so if I were to "invest" it would be in the three coin set. Probably worth $250 for the 4 coin in the box with cert, etc. Singles are about $100 each or so it appears. Why not spend the extra and get 4 coins?

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  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,673 ✭✭✭✭✭

    don't do it unless you want the label .... 1964 BU dimes and quarters are not worth $20-40

    the only 'invesment' would be the silver and you can buy cheaper

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,192 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I did a search for "Binion silver dollar" on eBay and 56 results came up.

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  • VasantiVasanti Posts: 425 ✭✭✭✭

    $160 for some circulated silver.

  • DropdaflagDropdaflag Posts: 753 ✭✭✭✭

    Buy the coin not the holder comes to mind. I only look for Morgans currently, but I have not seen any Binion coins that impressed me. Not worth a premium to me.

  • MWallaceMWallace Posts: 3,808 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just for pure collecting purposes and the fact that I watched the trial on TV when it was taking place, I found and added a decent Morgan Dollar as well as a Binion’s Hotel & Casino $1 Chip to my collection.

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,019 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've always been of the opinion that coin hoarders went for quantity moreso than quality. BU being the target, but not high nor even medium BU coins. JMO

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