Collecting rare and/or low population coins for the various “Pedigreed” collections and hoards expands the fun of the hunt. Many Pedigrees have population reports published (Nevada Silver Collection, GSA CC Silver Dollars, Binion Collection, Fitzgerald Collection, Battle Creek Collection, etc.) so the collector has a check sheet to reference. In other collections/hoards, the collector has learned that certain type coins are more difficult to find. For example, the fan of the Omaha Bank Hoard has found that Buffalo Nickels, Mercury Dimes, Walking Liberty Half Dollars and Peace or Morgan Silver Dollars are more difficult to locate and often prized when they are found.
One rare coin from the Binion hoard is the 1922 VAM-2C variety Peace Dollar. On the one hand, the example is a lower MS grade (MS61) and a pretty ugly coin as shown in the pictures below. However, on the other hand, the coin has a population of only “1” in the NGC census report for the Binion Hoard. Even with the coin having less than blazing eye-appeal, the unique population of being the only 1 (presently) from the Hoard has a “premium” appeal for the Binion collector.