Andrew S. writes: “I have a coin that is a Las Vegas dollar. It has the year 1878, a showgirl on one side and a side view of a lady’s head on the other. There is no casino name on it. Where is it from, and does it have any value?”
This is a modern medal issued by, possibly issued by the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce(?). You supplied the copyright data on the coin as “C&J Creations, Copyright 1981”.
The token shows the obverse design of a Morgan Dollar made to look like it is inset into the center of the token. The date 1878 is the first year of issue of the Morgan Dollar (1878-1904, 1921). Las Vegas, as we know it, didn’t exist until the 1940’s.
Though there are plenty of collectors for exonumia. I doubt that this piece would bring more than a dollar or two in bronze and maybe a bit more than melt value in silver.