Description: Well struck with light grey toning.
Description: PQ for the grade, much stronger LIBERTY than the last one in VF30 to sell. Just back from PCGS. Looks like the last VF35 to sell. Scarce date in good collector grade.
Description: Amazing blue/brown lustre. Exceptional eye appeal!
Description: Nice original dark/light contrasting silver. never dipped or messed with, still has original dirt from the old leather pouch!
Description: A 1964 quarter that has been inflated to 27mm diameter instead of the normal 24.3 mm. It has dark grey, uneven toning but the details all look normal. Kinda neat!
Description: Can see the 26 and the S but the rims are wearing into the tops of the letters. Otherwise, pretty good for so much wear.
Description: I believe this is a 1789, but someone lightly scraped a 7 over the 8 hoping for an unlisted date? Otherwise, a decent coin.
Description: A nice Ike with a trace of rose rim toning on creamy surfaces and a hub doubled obverse die that shows as extra thickness and distortion on IGWT.
Description: A lustrous white with brilliant lustre and a few minor marks that kept me from calling it a 65, but it has the look.
Description: Mercator; A strong doubled die obverse with p/u in the legend, A nice, flashy white coin.
Description: An untoned example with clear mirrors and frosty cameo contrast. No defects noted.
Description: An untoned example with clear mirrors and decent cameo contrast. No defects noted.
Description: A pretty Roosevelt dime plucked from a mint set. The obverse has orange and blue toning in the fields and the reverse is more russet and blue. Not a mark to be seen, not quite full bands. Pictures don't do it justice!
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.
1863 One Cent CWT Broas Bros Bakery MS65RB Broadstrike
Grade: 65 RB
Description: Broas Bros. Bakers; United We Stand, struck out of collar; nice lustrous brown with about 30%RD, nice little cud on extra rim about 3:00 obverse. The surfaces are quite rough from the combination of a late die state and rust. Very interesting piece!
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: Scarce in higher grades. Nice even grey surfaces, strong OMM.
Description: Pretty light toning on fully lustrous fields with a touch of rose toning.
Description: This coin is from a mint set with light overall toning, light red on the obverse and pale rose and blue on the reverse.
Description: 50c clash obverse; Nice and original.
Description: Original color, and at first glance a nice EF45. Unfortunately, there are a group of hairline scratches on both sides that show when tilted at the right angle. Looks nice in an album though!
Description: Well struck with even copper nickel brown color.
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