Description: Light rose mint set toning makes for nice eye appeal on this sharply struck coin. A great type coin too.
Description: Beautiful Mint Set rim toning with bands of pastel blues, greens and rose. Really pretty!
Description: A pretty coin with a patina of rose/gold fields speckled with blue/green and carmine toning all blending gracefully to add up to superior eye appeal. Was graded in early '97 and never sent in for designation.
Description: OGH; Old RPM-1; Nice repunched south mintmark. The coin is fully lustrous with light gold patina and minimal marks. Good candidate for an upgrade!
Description: An essentially red coin with 95% red, no spots and a nice cartwheel effect.
Description: One year type; reflective surfaces under light toning do not inhibit the lustre. A small planchet flaw isn't visually disturbing.
Description: IN HERITAGE AUCTION: Solothurn Shooting Festival; 45mm; Beautiful piece with ultra high relief and an interesting design.
1872 Switzerland Five Francs Shooting Thaler AU55, Zurich
Grade: 55 PL (PCGS)
Catalog #: KM-XS11
Description: IN HERITAGE AUCTION: Zurich; Prooflike coin covered with original pearl grey toning.
Description: IN HERITAGE AUCTION: A blazing white, lustrous and mark free coin with a trace of russet rim toning on both sides. Outstanding!
Description: A lustrous, white example of this bold doubled die obverse.
Description: Monroe; Lustrous, light toning.
Description: A spot free, light blue/brown coin with decent remaining lustre.
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: A lustrous, light silver coin.
1957 Washington Quarter NGC MS67, Proof reverse
Grade: 67 (NGC)
Catalog #: FS-901
Description: Type B, proof reverse; Sharply struck with creamy gold lustre and nice light pastel colored toning.
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.
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: Roll of 50 nice blazing full red coins. Very nice roll, just like they came from the mint.
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