As many of you know, when I retired my activity in the pedigree/hoard coin arena has diminished but I do still retain an interest in the hobby. Two of my favorite collections are the Binion and Fitzgerald hoards because the collector can assemble a diverse and interesting set. Although, with the popularity of those two hoards, coins other than common coins are becoming increasingly difficult to locate. However, recently I found two rarities on auction sites Ebay and GreatCollections and they are shown below:
Binion Collection Population - 1 Silver Dollar.
Binion Collection – Extremely Rare (Unique) – This is another rarest of the rare Morgan silver dollars in two ways. First, this is the only VAM-32 variety graded and authenticated in the Binion Hoard. You will find no other; this is it. Second, NGC has only graded 16 Morgan VAM-32 silver dollars in the entire population of 1878. It is a Top-100 VAM variety silver dollar. Binion Source: NGC Census Report 2009 and NGC 2014 Binion Census Report. VAM-32 Source: NGC Census January 25, 2016.
Fitzgerald Collection Population - 4 Silver Dollars.
With a population of only 4 silver dollars of this variety in the Fitzgerald Collection, this coin is highly sought by the Fitzgerald Collector. Interestingly, all 4 coins have been graded as MS64.
Finding rarities for a pedigree or hoard is what makes the hobby so much fun. I would enjoy hearing of any unique coins that any readers may have found and if you approve, will be glad to add them to this blog.