I. R. Bama's Blog

18 Oct 2022

Wanted: XF or better at the PAN Show!

| I. R. Bama

WANTED: 1872 Two Cent coin. 65000 of these were minted in Philadelphia and I have been looking for this coin to finish my collection for the past three years to no avail. Weighing in at 6.22 grams with a 23 mm diameter, this coin is hard to find! It has a plain edge and is made of bronze. It may be hiding with a lot of other James B. Longacre designed coins. Reward offered up to the PCGS published price.

Well, I am very excited to be going to the PAN show as this will be the biggest coin show I have ever been to. I have made my list and checked it twice. You can see it here, albeit sideways! You see the coin that is at the top of my list, but in case that coin cannot be found, I have a second choice of a three dollar gold coin, or a very nice type two trime. Acquiring that would complete my typeset of trimes and the 1872 two cent would also complete that collection.

I would like to make a sizable dent in my three cent nickel collection as well. I would like to get the first 5 or 6 of those I don't have.

Last but not least are two commemoratives: The Lynchburg and Norfolk 50 cent commemoratives would be a nice addition as a salute to my home state.

Then, I thought I would take advantage of the ANACS 14 for 140.00 special. I have carefully selected my 14 coins and will leave their description to when they come back. This will be a first for me as well, sending coins off to be graded.

Mostly though, no matter what I come back with, I'm looking forward to meeting my friends here on line in our little community. It won't be hard to spy me.... I. R. Bama and I will be known by the hat I wear! See you all there!



Level 3

Good luck with your search! - Keep us updated on what you find!


Level 6

Good luck with your hunt for 2 cent pieces. I have all the business strike years. My lowest grade is EF40 for the Small Motto. the 1872 comes in at EF45 and the other years are AU50. Not many collectors that collect all the years. 2 cents just collected for type collections. There is a nice book on the 2 cent pieces. THE AUTHORITIATIVE REFERENCE ON TWO CENT COINS by Kevin Flynn.

Long Beard

Level 5

You are in for a surprise for sure. PAN has recently been billed as the top coin show in the northeast, and for good reason. I would be shocked if you don't find at least 1/3 of what's on that list. I'll be there at 10 Saturday for a few hours or more, Ohio State hoodie and Irish flat cap. And the long beard of course!

It's Mokie

Level 6

Great stuff Bama, best of luck filling your want list. I am also going to take advantage of the 14 for $140 deal. Mine are, in alphabetical order. Arkansas Half, Cleveland Half, Colombian Exposition Half, Connecticut Half, Boone Half, Delaware Half, Elgin ILL Half, Lexington/Concord Half, Maine Half, Oregon Trail Half, Pilgrim Half, Roanoke Island Half, 1861-O Half, York County ME Half.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

On my list to submit is: a gold 2.50 Indian, a type I gold dollar, Both Alabama commemoratives, an Isabella quarter and Columbian half, A Stone Mountain half, and the rest are capped bust half dollars

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Level 6

Yours is an interesting coin to have. It has been said that the 1873' is also rather scarce. Wonderful piece of US coinage history to behold. The mere fact of being of that time in history makes them attractive. Best regards!! Great blog.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Thanks, The 1873 I believe was a proof struck for collectors but never circulated as a business strike.


Level 6

The hunt is everything for me. I love it. Shows can be very distracting. A list is a very good idea. ANACS in the past has also done great deals on coin conservation if you need it. I think it used to be one price for the entire page of coins. Good luck. I feel luck is coming your way.


Level 6

Have a great time! Good luck in finding those "special" coins! Let us know how you did. ; )


Level 4

Hey, good luck at the show and I wish you success in your hunt! Of course let us know of your success should you be so rewarded!


Level 4

Wish you all the best on your search for that last coin. Want to get to the PAN show, but I don’t think I’m going to be able to make it out there due to work and schedule conflicts. Please come back with a review of your time.


Level 7

I hope you get it. I know what its like to find that one coin. My set it took two years to find the last one. I'm still looking. If I find it I will mail it to you!!Lots of luck at the show! You have A good shot at the P.A.N. show. Good hunting !

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