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Pan American Expo Frying Pan Medal 🌞

Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 3,981 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited February 6, 2021 8:03PM in U.S. Coin Forum

I found an old box of raw coins / medals / tokens today that I haven’t seen in over 10 years. I totally forgot many of the things in it. This was one of them, the round part is the size of a Lincoln cent. You think any of the grading companies would slab it 🌞


And here’s another Pan American medal I finally got around to photographing last week. The box I found was when I took a bunch of slabbed coins I photographed back to the bank safety deposit box today. The box with the frying Pan medal in it was in the very back of the large safe deposit box.

Mr_Spud

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  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 30,377 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Does that even count as a "medal" or "token"? It's a souvenir of the expo, certainly, but there are numerous souvenirs from spoons to ashtrays to thimbles to frying pans.

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 30,377 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It appears to be a stick pin that's missing the pin

    https://images.app.goo.gl/LByFgv3XQhn2mjE18

  • amwldcoinamwldcoin Posts: 11,269 ✭✭✭✭✭

    WTF is that supposed to be in the frying pan???

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,735 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not sure if anyone will slab it but that's a great piece @Mr_Spud!

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @amwldcoin.... :D That is a 'full horn' buffalo...... ;) Cheers, RickO

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 30,377 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @amwldcoin said:
    WTF is that supposed to be in the frying pan???

    It's a Buffalo head. The Expo was in Buffalo NY

  • keetskeets Posts: 25,351 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You think any of the grading companies would slab it?

    your best bet(s) wo0uld be ICG and NGC, those two will slab almost anything.

  • NumisOxideNumisOxide Posts: 10,940 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very cool!

    I'll take 2 eggs scrambled please! ;)

  • keetskeets Posts: 25,351 ✭✭✭✭✭

    who was it, maybe the PennyLady, that posted images of Lincoln Cents that had been made into cookware??

  • amwldcoinamwldcoin Posts: 11,269 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 7, 2021 7:07AM

    No mater how hard I tried. I just couldn't accept that as a Buffalo. That's what I figured it was supposed to be. Perhaps it was modeled after 1 left behind after Buffalo hunters got it. It's head would be deranged from the removal of it's tongue.

    @ricko said:
    @amwldcoin.... :D That is a 'full horn' buffalo...... ;) Cheers, RickO

  • Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 3,981 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jmlanzaf said:
    It appears to be a stick pin that's missing the pin

    Thanks for finding that, makes sense

    As for the buffalo in the frying pan, it’s actually not that far off 🌞

    Mr_Spud

  • Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 3,981 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @keets said:
    who was it, maybe the PennyLady, that posted images of Lincoln Cents that had been made into cookware??

    Yeah, this would fit right in with her teapots that were made out of cents by prisoners

    Mr_Spud

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,233 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not a "medal", just a miniature commemorative frying pan. :o

    Probably too big for a doll house, so maybe just souvenir kitsch.

    Lots of companies were showing off their wares and expertise so maybe a maker of cast iron made this as a giveaway or novelty.

  • EXOJUNKIEEXOJUNKIE Posts: 1,600 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @keets said:
    You think any of the grading companies would slab it?

    your best bet(s) would be ICG and NGC, those two will slab almost anything.

    ICG and ANACS maybe but not NGC. Not worth slabbing anyway IMO as it is missing the stickpin and the cost to slab it exceeds its value.

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  • HydrantHydrant Posts: 7,773 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 7, 2021 8:11AM

    Mr._Spud, that frying pan medal is COOL! It's always fun to go through stuff that's been laying around and forgotten about. Never know what you will find. I like that medal.

  • Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 3,981 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @EXOJUNKIE said:

    .

    ICG and ANACS maybe but not NGC. Not worth slabbing anyway IMO as it is missing the stickpin and the cost to slab it exceeds its value.

    You’re probably right, but it would look cool in a slab 🌞

    Mr_Spud

  • yspsalesyspsales Posts: 2,025 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 7, 2021 9:42AM

    I just love that Pan Am Expo medal.

    Everytime I see one, my gut tells me to start a collection.

    Just spent an hour on ebay looking at various exposition medals.

    Anyone know of books that encompass Exposition collectibles etc...

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  • Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 3,981 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @yspsales said:
    I just love that Pan Am Expo medal.

    Everytime I see one, my gut tells me to start a collection.

    Just spent an hour on ebay looking at various exposition medals.

    Anyone know of books that encompass Exposition collectibles etc...

    A lot of them are in the So-called dollar book, assuming you mean the NGC 64 medal I posted the picture of. Here’s a link to the book on the So-called dollar website http://www.so-calleddollar.com/books/ and there’s tons of info on the site itself too

    Mr_Spud

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 30,377 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @yspsales said:
    I just love that Pan Am Expo medal.

    Everytime I see one, my gut tells me to start a collection.

    Just spent an hour on ebay looking at various exposition medals.

    Anyone know of books that encompass Exposition collectibles etc...

    There is one for the Columbian Expo. That expo had a huge assortment of amazing collectibles. They are coming down in price as fewer and fewer people collect them. My favorite is a sewing kit. I'll have to post photos of it.

    https://www.amazon.com/Columbian-Worlds-collectibles-Chicago-1892-1893/dp/0870691570

  • tokenprotokenpro Posts: 835 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The embossed frying pan is one of the most commonly encountered Pan-American Exposition collectibles; it comes in quite a number of size and finish varieties. There is a similar (and more elusive) item that has a 1901 Indian cent encased in the bottom of the pan (courtesy of Heritage).

  • koynekwestkoynekwest Posts: 10,048 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 7, 2021 1:01PM

    Tho I don't collect spoons (I will get the frying pan one day) I do have a small collection of Pan-American items (my avatar is one.) The enameling on this one is so colorful and well done I just couldn't pass it up.


  • yspsalesyspsales Posts: 2,025 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just passed on a Charleston Interstate West Indies Exposition Medal that had verdigris.

    It was $90 and seemingly below value... figured it could be conserved but images were bad.

    I will wait and pay up for a decent example.

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  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,233 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @tokenpro said:
    The embossed frying pan is one of the most commonly encountered Pan-American Exposition collectibles; it comes in quite a number of size and finish varieties. There is a similar (and more elusive) item that has a 1901 Indian cent encased in the bottom of the pan (courtesy of Heritage).

    The handle says "I'm it." I wonder what that means?

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