Numismatic stories and slide presentations

Some curious / unusual accomplishments & experiences of R. Bruce Korver:

White House appointment to U.S. Department of State following 9/11, as Commissioner.


Auctioneer, Director, or Marketer for Auctions realizing $1 billion

Technical Consultant for The Deep (Columbia/EMI starring Nick Nolte, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Shaw)


Rebuilt, replumbed, & electrified 1895 Jarvis House, A Pasadena Heritage Home

Designed 1986 Philippines 2500 Piso Proof Coins; delivered First Strikes to President Corazon Aquino for State Presentation to President Ronald Reagan

Conceptualized Alumni Feedback Forum, University of Colorado Alumni Association

Created Honor Code Poster series, University of Colorado Campus Ethics Committee

Lived on Duke of Gloucester Street as Colonial Williamsburg Marketing Fellow

Distributed historic rare coins to 15,000+ Boy Scouts

Consulted with security forces from five jurisdictions after inadvertent lockage in Smithsonian Institution vault

Recipient, Numismatic Literary Guild Award for Extraordinary Merit, Lifetime Portfolio, July 1993

Taught History in first year of integrated Virginia High School

Began Cello lessons at age 42

Multiple classes with Peter Drucker; paper on computer security and privacy concerns was basis of new publishing topic.

First Presidential Scholar at University of Colorado to Graduate with joint BA/MA in four years, Phi Beta Kappa

Awarded Blue Ribbons for needlepoint arts

Volunteer Fireman

 Quoted in: New York Times, 27 Oct. 2002, p.B-8; Wall Street Journal; Smithsonian Magazine

 Own one of America’s finest collections of Edison cylinder phonograph records

 Systematic mentoring, from Aviation to Historic Architecture

 A first generation college student, started Ph.D. coursework at age 52


Guest Lectures & Presentations: University of California, Hastings College of the Law (San Francisco); University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law (Berkeley); College of William & Mary