It is with great sorrow that we announce the loss of close friend and renowned collector Bruce Scher. Bruce passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 4th. He will be greatly missed by us, his family, and by his many friends both in and out of the numismatic community.
Bruce always had a passion for building the best. Over the past three decades, Bruce built his empire of 30 plus tire locations from the ground up, starting with his first store in 1981. This success allowed him to fulfill his dream of creating unsurpassed numismatic collections. He assembled finest known sets of proof Barber and Seated material, but his first love was always Classic Silver Commemoratives.
He initially worked on an incredible 50-piece set, which ranked as all-time finest when it sold in 2005. Almost immediately, he felt drawn again to this historically significant part of the hobby. He loved the beauty of the many designs, as well as the magnificent color patterns in which they can be found. He decided the second time around to go for the complete 144-piece set which he sold through us earlier this year. It was inducted into PCGS’ Hall of Fame and described as “…quite simply the finest ever assembled. The quality is uniformly spectacular. Many of the coins are the highest ever graded, and quite a few are unique for their grade. The Scher set stands above all others as the finest silver commemorative set of all-time.” We couldn’t agree more.
We know that Bruce’s numismatic legacy will live on, and his commitment to the finest is represented by the collections that he built over the years. His work and dedication to the hobby will undoubtedly inspire many others to build the collections of their dreams. His zest for life will always be remembered by all of us at Pinnacle Rarities.