On the island of Antigua, the Castle Harbour Club and
Casino attracts pleasure-seekers from all over the world. It offers
blackjack and crap tables, roulette and a large choice of slot machines.
This casino is the only gaming place situated in the eastern Caribbean.
The Castle Harbour Harbour Casino's coins portray a
distinctly British motif - a lion on top of the shield. On the shield the playing
card symbols diamonds, hearts, clubs and spades appears. Hotel guests
receive $5 worth of these coins as a complimentary gift each night of their
Small and informal, the Castle Harbour Hotel has only 48 rooms. It sits
at the crest of a hill overlooking the capital city of St. John's and the
deepwater harbor below. The hotel also operators a club nearby that provides
tennis, golf, fishing, skin diving, water skiing and sailing for its guests.
A well-appointed restaurant featuring West Indian and Continental cuisine
and a small, intimate night club are integrated with the Casino.
Columbus discovered the island of Antigua in 1493,
during his second voyage to the New World. In 1632 it became a British
possession. Today it is an independent national state associated with the
Antigua has a colorful
historic past and many scenic sight. Popular attractions are Nelson's
Dockyard, Indian Town, Devil's Bridge, Fig Tree Drive, St. John's Cathedral
and Shirley Heights.
During its Summer Carnival, a
10-day festival, dancers in exotic costumers caper in the streets to the
frenzied beat of steel drums. The festival also has steel band competitions
to Antigua enjoy duty-free shopping for such items as cameras, Swiss
watches, French perfumes, crystal, porcelain and bone china, fine jewelry
The newly built Coolidge
International Airport that serves Antigua is visited by planes of Eastern,
BWIA, Air Canada, British Airways, LIAT and Prinair. Antigua is also a
favorite port of call for cruise ship passengers traveling by the major line
operating out of New York and Miami. The Antigua tourist season reaches its
peak around the Christmas and New Year holidays.
This coin 25 Dollars was made in 1979 by
Franklin Mint. This is the official gaming coins of the world's great casino
- issue number 17. The above information about the Casino and Hotel were
valid in 1979.