Description: Amazing blue/brown lustre. Exceptional eye appeal!
Description: Well struck with light grey toning.
Description: IN STACKSBOWERS AUCTION: Nice original dark/light contrasting silver. never dipped or messed with, still has original dirt from the old leather pouch!
Description: A well detailed coin with even brown surfaces that hid well numerous obverse old scratches that have toned evenly with the rest of the coin. L:ooks nice to the eye.
Description: A sharply struck coin with lustre on medium dark fields. Spot and mark free
Description: An attractive coin with full lustre dark chocolate brown color and some bagginess that kept me from calling it unc. 4 full diamonds and feathers on the obverse and a touch of weakness on the upper right of the reverse shield.
Description: A coin with dark chocolate surfaces and more lustre on the reverse than the obverse. A pretty sharp strike and and some minimal marks.
Description: Even faded red surfaces with muted lustre account for the grade. A few light hairlines helped, but not visible to the naked eye.
Description: An attractive coin with nice lustrous reddish brown surfaces. Fully struck and carbon free.
Description: A very well struck example muted even milk chocolate brown lustre commensurate for the grade.
Description: A well detailed coin with dark chocolate color. Mark free.
Description: A coin with a very sharp strike including a bold shield. Just a trace of wear on lustrous milk chocolate surfaces.
Description: Roll of 50 nice blazing full red coins. Very nice roll, just like they came from the mint.
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: A well worn, slightly scruffy coin.
1867 Spain Five Centimos NGC AU55 Barcelona
Grade: 55 BN (NGC)
Catalog #: KM-635.1
Description: Barcelona; Traces of red on the reverse. This is the only coin graded at NGC!
Description: Sharply struck with a blush of toning over smooth surfaces with only the tiniest of marks.
Description: Rev '40; Pretty iridescent rose and blue/green album toning on both sides. Very attractive coin, should have graded MS65!
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.
Description: Frosty white coin with a bare trace of rim toning.
Description: Scarce in higher grades. Nice even grey surfaces, strong OMM.
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