Description: A coin with a completely full strike on mirrored fields and one of the highest squared edges I have ever felt. Spot free bluish brown surfaces too. I thought this may be a proof as the strike is 100% full, even better than some of the proofs I've seen.
1884-A French Cochin China One Centime PCGS MS64+BN
Grade: 64 +BN (PCGS)
Catalog #: KM-3
Description: Medium chocolate brown swirling lustre on spot free surfaces. There is a small planchet flaw though. Catalogs $450 in MS60. Pop=1, 3 finer in 65BN.
Description: A lustrous, white coin with light gold toning. Scarce in near gem and above. A very nice representative.
Description: Bold 0/0 in date. A well struck and lustrous example with light album toning at the rims. Looks like it could have graded AU58 to me!
Description: SOLD: Luscious light brown lustre with traces of red remaining. Totally spot free.
1920 Philippines SC$1 Wilson Dollar PCGS AU58, Cleaned.
Grade: 58 cleaned (PCGS)
Catalog #: HK-449
Description: Wilson Dollar; Celebrated the opening of the US Mint in Manila, the Philippines. A scarce and desirable SC$1. A lustrous, nearly white coin with a trace of wear and a few light hairlines. Just back from PCGS, and a little tough grading in my opinion
Description: Doubled die obverse. Pick up on "LIB" and the serifs of "IN" 7 "TR" and the faint die crack below the "R" of LIBERTY as illustrated in the Authoritative Guide to Eisenhower Dollars reference. Still in OGP.
Description: Set of 4 coins for the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Jose Marti. Comes in a cardboard souvenir folder from the Banco Nacional de Cuba. The silver is all well toned.
Description: SOLD: A sharply struck coin with lustrous brown surfaces and some remaining traces of red.
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.
Description: Nice blazing red coin - always popular.
Description: OGH; Battle of Orique; Brilliant with a trace of toning. Pretty design.
1876/6 Seated Liberty Quarter VF30 Details
Grade: 30 datails
Catalog #: Briggs-6-F
Description: A light blue/grey silver coin with a repunched 6. Unfortunately, there is a lump of solder on the eagle's facing right wing.
1896 South Africa Threepence PCGS MS60 cleaned
Grade: 60 cleaned (PCGS)
Catalog #: KM-3
Description: A fully struck and lustrous coin that had a brief run in with a cloth resulting in a few light hairlines here and there. You really need a glass to see them, resulting in a coin that is still attractive.
Description: A well worn, slightly scruffy coin.
Description: IN HANS SCHULMAN AUCTION: Nice looking coin with adequate lustre and details for the grade, although a little softly struck in the centers. One of the key dates in the series. Krause prices: $800 in EF, $7500 Unc.
Description: Frosty white coin with a bare trace of rim toning.
Description: Perfect, clean surfaces with luscious brownish-red lustre. Not a spot, and only a couple of minor marks.
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