Seeking Pioneer Rond Up Club Silver Bars ( My Laughlin Nevada Road Trip )

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  1. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER" Supporter

    First, before i go any further special thanks to fellow coin talk member @rte for giving me the heads up on This Pioneer Round Up Club 10 OZ Silver Bar, he actually posted
    The 5 OZ version on another thread, so i went to eaby only to find one or two and they
    Were both scratched up really bad :( then rte emailed me and told me he saw a 5 OZ
    and 10 OZ at a pawn shop across from the Colorado bell but he didnt know the name
    This was actually a few weeks back but had some time today and thought i would make
    The drive about an hour and 45 minutes not to bad, was really excited though
    But it was easy to find and what a gold mine !!! they have everything under the sun
    Gold and Silver related, looked around awhile and i spotted my prize !

    The name of the place is actually :

    Laughlin Jewelry and Collectibles
    2311 Casino Dr B-2
    Laughlin, Nevada 89028

    Ph# 702-298-5657

    After a little negotiation with Bob the owner got a couple bucks off, still a great deal
    Though, especially in this condition, he,s kind of a historian and has been in business
    There since 1989 so i picked his brain on the history of the Pioneer Club and the issuance of there coins and bars.

    According to Bob, the bars came first, approx issuance date or the first ones was circa
    1986 the bars ended in or about 93 ( going by his memory here ) and could not be bought but had to be earned in the " Pioneer Round Up Club" it took 12,000 points
    To equal 1 OZ of Silver ( and that,s allot of gambling !!)

    Went on a couple web sites to try and find out additional info exact years plus approx
    Mintages but am still digging, if anybody else has something to add would love to hear
    It :)

    Here are some pics of the bar itself and the surrounding area including the
    Pioneer club and surrounding area also took a pic of the front of the pawn shop
    so you would know what to look for if in fact like i did went looking your self



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  3. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER" Supporter

    here,s a few of the surrounding area as well, super nice but really HOT !!
    113 Today, also got some of the Colorado River and the Davis Dam.


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  4. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER" Supporter

    almost forgot this one !

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  5. rte

    rte Active Member

    Good Deal, that will save me some money on my next trip.:D
    Did you not buy the 5 ounce bar too?
    Bob had one of each last time I was in there.


    For more information on those bars, head over to the www.silverstrikers.com site and look under
    Related Tokens Catalog,
    Nevada,
    Pioneer,
    2nd page.
     
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  6. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER" Supporter

    Just tons and tons of stuff,i could of actually stayed there all day looking around !
    Had the family with me so had to cut it a bit short, i think he sold the 5 OZ, as he
    Only had two 5 OZ generics left and no 10 OZ except for the one i purchased was
    a little nervous that it was going to be gone as it,s been about 4 weeks or so since
    you told me about it, i did polish it up a bit, also managed to buy 14 ASE,S
    The pics above were taking last night, here,s what it look,s like now


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  7. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER" Supporter

    Actually Found some amazing Silver Polish and tarnish remover, you can see the results are amazing, will post pics on Silver Polishing thread i will be creating
    shortly.
     
  8. rte

    rte Active Member

    I use the eZest coin dip....no polish.
    Dip it and rinse it in hot water.
    Damp dry on a Terry towel and store in zip lock bag.
     
  9. rte

    rte Active Member

    Forgot to mention, that bar has the APM mint mark.
    (American Precious Metals)
    With the 10 in numbers.
    There's also a variety with the TEN spelled out.
    Just in case you need an excuse to add another :D
    Then there is the silver nugget bar:wideyed:
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  10. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER" Supporter

    I have seen a fine example of this very bar on ebay that I was thinking about
    Getting, though kind of pricey well over 2x spot ! from an investment point
    Of you probably would be kind of hard to get that premium back at least
    If Silver stays at where it is now, any other casino silver bars floating around out there ? really liking the 1/2 OZ .999 $10 Casino Tokens, many from what I see
    are priced at about only 15 % over spot or less but I am sure the tougher ones
    would be more expensive, like anything else.
     
  11. rte

    rte Active Member

    Nice pictures, no bikinis?

    The silver strikes are cool.
    Check that other site, there are a ton of variations $7,$10,$20,$40....
    I like the $7 ones better as they are all silver.
    The $10 strikes have the brass ring and ever some if those are CLAD:wideyed:.
    I'll have to dig out the picture of some of the casino collection.
    I've got a few choice pieces you don't see often.
     
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  12. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER" Supporter

    Cant wait :) please post when your able !
     
  13. rte

    rte Active Member

    Here are a couple of the pioneer bars,
    Sadly, I THOUGHT I had a ten ounce bar with the 10 and one with the TEN.
    Now that I'm all depressed :rolleyes: that you one upped me :p
    I was SO sure I had one, that I passed on it at the shop in Laughlin. :banghead::banghead::banghead:
    Seems I have 2 5 ouncers (one extra) and am missing the other variety of 10 ouncer.
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  14. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER" Supporter

    Those are really awesome ! and I had no idea on the variations, thought
    They were all the same, I am trying to get some exact information on them
    Bob was able to provide some but there are some missing areas I would
    Like to get a little more on any good sites for these from a info stand point
    again thanks for your help :)
     
  15. rte

    rte Active Member

    On one of our Laughlin trips, I brought a 5 ounce bar to the pioneer casino and asked questions....not one person at the casino knew what they were.
    Everyone I asked said it must have been before their time.
     
  16. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER" Supporter

    I was on a fact finding mission there as well was really hoping they had a couple
    Of examples in the gift shop, you would think they would be banking on there history as these are excellent nostalgia pieces i just wish more casinos had them,
    Bob had a extensive collection 1/2 OZ $10 casino chips, will be picking up a couple of those on my next trip out.
     
  17. rte

    rte Active Member

    Those $10 are cool,I have a couple dozen that actually came from playing the token slot machines at the various casinos.
    I wish they would have made them solid silver.
     
  18. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER" Supporter

    I really dont understand that logic, i guess a 1/2 OZ is better then nothing
    Making a solid .999 coin would have been better :)
     
  19. rte

    rte Active Member

    The logic if you can call it that would have been, SLIGHT OF HAND.
    It looks like a solid silver piece with 24k gold EP rim and most of the ones that I have are marked. 999 on the gold rim, Which it is NOT.

    People called them on it, (me as well) and the result was hmm, it is what it is...you don't have to play for them!
     
  20. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER" Supporter

    Tell you what, i ,am really in to the casino stuff right now ! Silver City is on my radar
    I pulled it up online and i remember exactly where it was, i see you have a 10 OZ example, how hard was that to locate ? tried the bay but no luck :(

    Any advice on where to look ?
     
  21. ocjoe949

    ocjoe949 Active Member

    @mpcusa sorry it took me a while, here is a picture of mine. I know Bob and Mona. They are the loveliest people around. I rarely leave empty handed from there. I go about 3 to 4 times a year. I spend every Thanksgiving and Christmas there. (I use the holidays to get away from family) I love Laughlin dearly. Its our "go to" when we just want to get away for a few days. I Was there a few months back. I saw the bar your bought, and really wanted it, but me being me decided to gamble on finding one cheaper. I found one on ebay for 189.00 or so. I got lucky. I went back for 4th of July and the bar was still there.
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