People who know their slot machines know what a Silver Strike Slot machine is but for those of you who do not, here is a little backgrounder on what it is and why it is one of the more popular older slot machines around. People in the olden days used to play slot machines not to win coins but to win prizes that actually came out of these machines. The images you see on present day slot machines are actually symbols that date back from when these machines dispensed gum when figures lined up on the reels in front of you. Fruit symbols such as cherries, oranges and such represented the flavors of the gums that you get when you line these up on the reels with your spin and the word "bar" lined up often meant that you get a whole bar of gum as your prize .
The prize system for slot machines slowly disappeared even when the fruit and "bar" symbols remained on the reels and people started winning coins instead of prizes for the times when the symbols lined up. The Silver Strike Slot machine also gave out coins when a player hits certain reel combinations after the pulled the lever to try and win something but that is not the only thing these machines gave out. Sometimes when people are lucky enough with these machines called Silver Strike, they actually strike silver with a coin that drops from the machine when a certain combination is shown on the reels and this coin is made out of pure.999 silver and has a ten dollar face value if exchanged at the casino you won it from.
The older versions of this machine used to dispense only 50 of these coins and a lot of the casinos who had these machines lined up with their other machines found that most of the people who won silver coins took these coins home instead of turning them in for the ten dollar prize money. This led to people collecting these coins and with the number of variations in the designs of the coins that many different Silver Strike machines gave out, it became a prime collectible item for a lot of people. This is due to the fact that the casinos that used these silver coins on their Silver Strike machines often came up with new coins every year for these machines and this meant that you may not find this year's coin in next year's machine, making them somewhat rare .
The Silver Strike Slot machine tokens that you get and don't cash out when you do win them are actually valued at the same price as the amount printed on it. If you wish to sell these silver tokens you have, you can actually get ten dollars for each of them. There are people who will pay higher however if you have really rare Silver Strike tokens in your collection and while there are thousands of these floating around, since very few people may be letting go of their own tokens, you can ask for a higher price for extra tokens you have that other people are looking for.