Originally Posted by Mikestro
I need to ask for some help on this one ... I found this chip on eBay, but had concerns. All similar Stardust chips that I have found (eBay, MOGH, visual chip rack etc) have stars on the inlay. This one does not closed casino "stardust las vegas $20.00" chip | eBay
. I wrote to the seller to ask if this was just a crumby photo, and was told that it wasn't supposed to have stars because it was a 4th issue - and that I should invest in a book.
(I have a Chip Rack book, but I'm not where I can look it up. Besides TCR has very few pictures)
Anyway ... Long story longer ... Is this seller just being a jerk? Or is this a legitimate variation of the chip?
I'm far from being an expert, but here goes:
I found a photo of the Stardust $20 here
(MOGH). The stars are clearly visible. TCR (13th ed) shows only one issue of a $20 chip, the 4th edition, which would be the one pictured in the MOGH guide.
When I look carefully at the chip in the eBay auction, I can see very faint images of the stars. My guess is that either the silver ink used for the stars has faded to the point where it is barely visible, or the sellers' scaner washes out the silver color. I don't think that the seller is correct when stating that this particular version doesn't have stars, especially since even I can see them on his scan.
Hope this helps.