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: SOLD: A nicely detailed example with smooth medium dark surfaces. A great coin for a type set.
Description: A sharply struck, lustrous white coin.
Description: SOLD: OGH; Medium grey surfaces. Very well struck for type. Underlying lustre remains. Looks more like an AU!
Description: SOLD: A nice sharp strike on dark brown surfaces. Fresh from PCGS.
Description: Amazing blue/brown lustre. Exceptional eye appeal!
Description: IN HERITAGE AUCTION: Brilliant blue and rose toning over deep mirrors. There is cameo contrast under the toning.
Description: SOLD: Nice fully struck, lightly toned prooflike coin.
Description: Well struck with light grey toning.
Description: A fully struck, blazing white lustrous coin. Scarce this nice! I expected a higher grade from PCGS!
Description: A one year type coin from the Berlin Mint with lustrous untoned surfaces. Rare in high grade, PCGS pop=1 with 2 higher. Catalogs $290 in MS60. I thought it was mint state!
Description: A lustrous example with some light toning.
Description: A well struck coin with decent lustre.
Description: 80% Red; An attractive, fully struck coin with lots of red and no spots. A scarce coin in mint state with only a handful graded at NGC.
Description: Clear base of 1 to the bottom left of the second 9. A well struck and lustrous example.
Description: A sharply struck coin with light violet envelope toning from an old collection.
Description: A pretty coin with light violet envelope toning. Originally purchased from Littleton Coin Company years earlier.
Description: Issued for the centennial of independence. Deep old envelope toning from a Littleton envelope.
1866 Seated Liberty Dime PCGS PR64DCAMCAC
Grade: 64 PRDCAMCAC (PCGS)
Description: A blast white coin with deep contrast. One staple scrape limited the grade. Pop=5, with 6 higher and none lower.
1914 (u) Netherlands East Indies 2 1/2 Cents PCGS MS63BN
Grade: 63 BN (PCGS)
Catalog #: KM-316
Description: Dark chocolate, lustrous surfaces with a full strike. Pop=1 at PCGS, with only 5 examples graded at NGC in all colors.
Description: Original light golden/grey coin that is fully struck and missed the FS designation by the tiniest bit! Really expected an MS66FS grade.
Description: SOLD: Large 5 reverse; Nice original, medium dark silver surfaces. Scarcer variety for the date.
Description: Shimmering, mark free white surfaces. Picked from a broken up set. Nice example, just back from PCGS. They were tough!
Description: Fully struck with some mint lustre. Well formed wheat ears and light woodgrain surfaces. Attractive looking coin overall.
1939-S Rev '38 Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS66
Grade: 66 PQ (PCGS)
Catalog #: rev '38
Description: Rev '38; Blazing white nickel lustre on a fully struck coin. Super eye appeal bordering on PL.
Description: Large S mintmark; Very scarce, with two pairs if dies used. Lustrous white coin that looks unc.
Description: IN HERITAGE AUCTION: Full frosty lustre, but with some dark toning. Should have a bath!
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