Description: Nice strike with lustrous surfaces. The obverse is mostly white, and the reverse has a slight golden tone. Some hairlines limit the grade.
Description: A lustrous coin under light grey toning.
Description: SOLD: An attractive original coin with nice light rose toning around the devices from a manila envelope most likely.
Description: A brilliant mostly red coin with just a little fading. Fully struck and spotless.
Description: An eye appealing coin with full white cartwheel lustre. The coin is as fully struck as any I have seen with full eagle's breast feathers and the center ornament in Balboa's helmet.
Description: An interesting coin with prooflike surfaces under dark brown color. Almost has the look of a proof coin.
Description: SOLD: The key date to the series. A light smoky grey, problem free coin.
Description: F.7.0 with crown counterstamp on an 1832 Peru 8 Reales, KM-142.3. A nice counterstamp on a light silver coin.
Description: SOLD: Old RPM #1; A flashy white coin in an old green holder that should be an easy upgrade to MS65. One mark from a 66 I think. I'll let you work on the upgrade. I want to work on my models!
Description: SOLD: A blazing white coin fresh from an original roll with an above average strike. A coin close to FBL, much better struck than normal. A fairly scarce RPM with a pop=28 and 31 higher with a top pop of 8 in MS66.
Description: SOLD: Old FS#50c-011.5; A doubled die reverse with pick-up on 'E Pluribus Unum'. This is a flashy, untoned specimen in a first generation ANACS holder. Has the eye appeal of a much higher grade.
Description: Scarce in higher grades. Nice even grey surfaces, strong OMM.
Description: A prooflike coin with charcoal blue/grey splotchy toning that nearly hides some light hairlines from brief circulation. A key Newfoundland coin with a mintage of only 2,041 pieces!
Description: A well worn, but pleasing silver coin.
1981 German Democratic Republic 5 Marks MS64, Riemenschneider
Grade: 64 (PCGS)
Catalog #: KM-79
Description: 450th Anniversary of the death of Tilman Riemenschneider, sculptor; Bright, semi-prooflike surfaces.
1842-O Seated Dime MS details, scratched
Grade: 60 scratch
Catalog #: F-105, R3
Description: Med O;Rusted dies, reddish tone, micro surface roughness as typical. Light scratch from flag to star 13, which is very old and toned with the rest of the coin. Rare!
Description: Well struck with light grey toning.
Description: Merchant's Exchange; Medium dark brown surfaces that are spot and damage free. Typical weak reverse from dished dies.
Description: Nice obverse, a few small ticks on the reverse. Scarce. CCN Trends = $250/500
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