Description: SOLD: A nice sharp strike on dark brown surfaces. Fresh from PCGS.
Description: IN HERITAGE AUCTION: Very well struck with just a trace of weakness on the eagle's tail. Nice full wreath on the reverse. Copper-nickel light brown with traces of lustre peeking through. Nice type coin!
Description: IN HERITAGE AUCTION: Brilliant blue and rose toning over deep mirrors. There is cameo contrast under the toning.
Description: SOLD: OGH; Medium grey surfaces. Very well struck for type. Underlying lustre remains. Looks more like an AU!
Description: SOLD: A nicely detailed example with smooth medium dark surfaces. A great coin for a type set.
1856 Braided Hair Large Cent PCGS MS64BN
Grade: 64 BN (PCGS)
Catalog #: N-14, R1
Description: SOLD: Slanted 5; Well struck with mark free dark chocolate surfaces and a hint of red. Very nice coin, should have plussed! Fresh from PCGS.
Description: A sharply struck, lustrous white coin.
Description: Amazing blue/brown lustre. Exceptional eye appeal!
Description: SOLD: Nice fully struck, lightly toned prooflike coin.
1876 Seated Liberty Half Dollar PCGS AU, cleaned
Grade: 50 cleaned (PCGS)
Catalog #: WB-101
Description: S in neck; can see top of S in neck of Liberty, a popular variety. A lustrous white coin that has been gently cleaned some time ago.
Description: Original golden/grey color covers semi-prooflike surfaces underneath. Really nice example, perfect for a type set!
Description: A fantastically lustrous coin glowing with purple/red and blue lustre on a spot free coin. I don't know how PCGS didn't call this a 65!! But it is featured on the Coinfacts page!
Description: A blazing bright red Lincoln from 100 years ago! PCGS killed me, as I expected a 65! Will be selling well below my cost!
Description: A lustrous, medium chocolate coin. Decent lustre, spot free and no maarks to keep it from a higher grade.
Description: Mostly full red with just a touch of fading on the reverse. Fully struck and spot free. Would easily fit in an album set of reds.
Description: PCGS has done it again! This coin looks like a 65BN to me. Blazing blue/red lustre shines from the glossy surfaces. Look at the pics!
Description: A very pretty blue/brown coin with deep rose peeking out of the devices. Nice flywheel lustre pops out on both sides. One chin dimple from a 65!
Description: Shimmering, mark free white surfaces. Picked from a broken up set. Nice example, just back from PCGS. They were tough!
Description: Large O, bright white from a cleaning. Rare in high grade.
Description: Super brilliant white lustre! Impeccable surfaces too. I really expected a 66 or better grade on this coin, but was robbed!!
1941-S Large S Mercury Dime PCGS AU58(FB)
Grade: 58 FB (PCGS)
Catalog #: FS-511
Description: Large S (Trumpet tail); Rare variety, only 2 dies used. Very tough in FB! This one has strong FB, and nice white lustre. PCGS doesn't grade 58's in FB, but would look good in an unc set.
1964-D Roosevelt Dime Die Adjustment Strike ANACS AU58
Grade: 58 (ANACS)
Catalog #: error
Description: Die adjustment strike; A trace of wear on the 60% of the devices left.
Description: Essentially full steps, with some light blue and russet toning. Attractive coin.
Description: Well struck with frosty lustre and a trace of russet toning at the rims. the obverse die has been lapped, making for smaller, delicate stars. Barest trace of rub.
1906/1906 Liberty Nickel ANACS MS62PQ, Discovery coin
Grade: 62 PQ (ANACS)
Catalog #: Flynn-007
Description: Discovery coin for the variety in Flynn's book. Light repunching seen on all digits. Very nice lustre and complete full strike. A couple of small carbon spots limited the grade.
Description: FS-005; Reverse Clashed with 25c; one ding reverse in "E" CENT
About Dr. Eugene Bruder
Like many collectors, I started collecting coins as a 12 year old in 1959 when the Lincoln Cent had a change in design. I was quickly hooked, and by my later teenage years I was collecting Liberty Seated proofs and some Bust coinage. I was also entranced by postage stamps, enjoying the intricate engravings on the early issues of the US and Canada. I delivered three paper routes daily in order to have enough money to buy coins and stamps.
College caused me to have to dispose of my collections in order to pay for school. After my internship in Hawaii, where I met my wife Diann, I again picked up the collecting bug while deployed in the Army in Alaska. Coins and stamps kept me busy as a hobby until I moved to California in 1986, whereupon I began dealing in coins part time by attending local coin shows.Read More