Tag: Charles Morgan

CoinWeek Exclusive Interview: Former U.S. Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti – 4K Video

CoinWeek Exclusive Interview: Former U.S. Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti – 4K Video

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan met up with former U.S. Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti to discuss Mercanti’s relationship with U.S. Mint Chief Engraver Frank Gasparro; Mercanti’s approach to the coin design process; his work on the American Silver Eagle and the 1986 Statue of Liberty dollar; the U.S. Mint engraver he considers to be this generation’s Laura […]

CoinWeek: Cool Currency! 2016 Episode 2 – 4K Video

CoinWeek: Cool Currency! 2016 Episode 2 – 4K Video

CoinWeek’s popular Cool Currency! series returns with a fantastic episode featuring four fascinating, unusual, and in the case of one particular piece, indecent currency notes. In this episode you will find out the backstory behind the $20 “Technicolor” note, see the Seychelles 50 Rupees “Sex Note” (can you find the hidden message that scandalized the Crown?), […]

CoinWeek Podcast 24: Issues Surrounding Legal Tender of Canadian Commemorative Coins – Audio: 19:02

CoinWeek Podcast 24: Issues Surrounding Legal Tender of Canadian Commemorative Coins – Audio: 19:02

CoinWeek Podcast #24: Issues Surrounding Legal Tender of Canadian Commemorative Coins In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, CoinWeek teams up with Canadian Coin News, the premier source of information about the Canadian numismatic market, to discuss “legal tender” and the issues that Canadian collectors have encountered over the years when they tried to redeem […]

By April 3, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Top 10 Women on World Coins, Part 1

Top 10 Women on World Coins, Part 1

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Is there anything better suited to honor the famous figures of history than a coin? Different artifacts associated with an individual may still exist, but these objects are frequently irreplaceable and irreproducible, with much of the appeal based on a personal connection to the individual […]

The Engraver’s Art: Coin Design and Die Preparation at the Austrian Mint

The Engraver’s Art: Coin Design and Die Preparation at the Austrian Mint

In January 2016, the Austrian Mint gave CoinWeek unprecedented access to the inner workings of their state-of-the art coining facility. In this video, we get a close-up look at the process that the Austrian Mint’s engravers undertake to make award-winning collector and bullion coins. We get a sneak preview of two of the Austrian Mint’s 2016 commemorative designs. Finally, […]

How The Royal Mint  is Attempting to Redefine “Legal Tender” for Collector Coins

How The Royal Mint is Attempting to Redefine “Legal Tender” for Collector Coins

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …… Royal Mint Refusal to Redeem Commemorative Coins at Face Value Calls Into Question Value of Modern Collector Issues from the UK The Royal Mint of the United Kingdom, one of the world’s leading mints and manufacturers of circulating and commemorative coins, has established a disturbing precedent […]

CoinWeek Podcast #22: Coin Profile: 1931-S Lincoln Cent

CoinWeek Podcast #22: Coin Profile: 1931-S Lincoln Cent

CoinWeek Podcast #22: Coin Profile: 1931-S Lincoln Cent The 1931-S Lincoln Cent is a semi-key issue in one of the most popular collector coin series in the hobby. In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, we dig deep into the history of the issue and provide you valuable tips to avoid counterfeits. Mobile phone users. Stream […]

By March 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Q&A with Laura Sperber

CoinWeek Q&A with Laura Sperber

Legend Numismatics president Laura Sperber is one of the coin industry’s leading dealers of high-end rare coins. She’s also one of the industry’s most outspoken figures in a range of topics, including coin doctoring, the state of the rare coin market, and the need for more transparency in the industry. In this exclusive CoinWeek interview, […]

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Report – March 18, 2016 – 4K Video

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Report – March 18, 2016 – 4K Video

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan returns to the CoinWeek Weekly Coin Report after a few weeks of hiatus prepping a presentation for a major numismatic conference with plenty to say about the Mint’s decision to release a high-relief gold coin in 2017 bearing an African-American figure as Liberty. “Why stop there?” Charles asks. “Why not have a […]

By March 18, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek IQ: Type Peace Dollar CAC Price Analysis

CoinWeek IQ: Type Peace Dollar CAC Price Analysis

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   It’s been awhile since we’ve dug into a bit of coin market analysis and we thought it might be interesting to introduce a new recurring feature on CoinWeek, where we break down price performance for type coins of the different collector series. Collecting type coins […]

CoinWeek Podcast #20: Herb Hicks and the Illegality of Collecting Gold Certificates – Audio: 12:15

CoinWeek Podcast #20: Herb Hicks and the Illegality of Collecting Gold Certificates – Audio: 12:15

CoinWeek Podcast #20: Herb Hicks and the Illegality of Collecting Gold Certificates Did the letter writing campaign of an astute numismatist sway the United States Treasury Department to drop charges against a Texas coin dealer and finally allow collectors to openly collect United States Gold Certificates? In this audio retelling of Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker’s NLG-award-winning […]

By February 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek IQ: How Gold Coins Are Made: Spotlight on the Vienna Philharmonic Gold Coin – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: How Gold Coins Are Made: Spotlight on the Vienna Philharmonic Gold Coin – 4K Video

In January 2016, the Austrian Mint gave CoinWeek unprecedented access to the inner workings of their state-of-the art coining facility. In this video, we share with you how gold planchets are made, we get to watch as a press operator replaces a pair of broken dies, we see the striking of Gold Vienna Philharmonic coins, and […]

By February 27, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Choosing a Key Date Clad Roosevelt Dime

Choosing a Key Date Clad Roosevelt Dime

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.com ….   We are 47 years into the clad era and the dust is yet to settle. Even though there’s a lot of action to be had, it seems the hobby as a whole can give the clad era one great big shrug of the shoulders. We […]

CoinWeek Weekly Report – February 2, 2015 – 4K Video

CoinWeek Weekly Report – February 2, 2015 – 4K Video

Back from Vienna, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan recaps his trip, discusses CoinWeek’s video shoots at the Austrian Mint and at the Vienna Museumsquartier. Austrian Mint CEO Gerhard Starsich receives CoinWeek’s Gold Award for Best Coin Design of 2015. An Uncool CoinWeek video goes viral. CoinWeek prepares for Pogue III. And CoinWeek celebrates its 1 millionth […]

CoinWeek Podcast #15: For Coins, this is a Postmodern Era – Audio 20:05

CoinWeek Podcast #15: For Coins, this is a Postmodern Era – Audio 20:05

CoinWeek authors Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker posit that we are no longer in the modern era of U.S. coins, but instead, in a postmodern era. One where our coinage is self-conscious and lacks the strength of coins issued from 1932 through the mid-1980s. Why is this? And what exactly did the modern era of […]

By January 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
African-Americans on US Coins: Circulating Coins (Part 3)

African-Americans on US Coins: Circulating Coins (Part 3)

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. In the past two articles, [Part 1 and Part 2] Hubert and I have catalogued the history of African-American representation on U.S. commemorative coins. But commemorative coinage is a niche product of the Mint and has rarely been widely distributed. Today, very few people outside of […]

Kagin’s Coin Stories: The Moffat $16 Gold Ingot – 4K Video

Kagin’s Coin Stories: The Moffat $16 Gold Ingot – 4K Video

Kagin’s Inc. is a California-based coin firm that specializes in rare U.S. coins, paper money, private issues from the California Gold Rush, and other unusual and rarely-encountered numismatic items. The company was thrust into the national spotlight in 2014 after it announced the discovery of an amazing hoard of 19th-century United States gold coins that […]

African-Americans on US Coins: Modern Commemoratives (Part 2)

African-Americans on US Coins: Modern Commemoratives (Part 2)

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. Link to Part One Twenty-eight years passed between the last Carver Washington half dollar and the George Washington 250th Birthday half dollar. The purpose, scope, and distribution of commemorative coins under the resurrected program bore no resemblance to that which came before. There were still those, […]

African-Americans on US Coins: Representation & Discovery (Part 1)

African-Americans on US Coins: Representation & Discovery (Part 1)

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …. When we sit down to write, we have a few guiding principles. One of our basic assumptions is that the market for modern American coinage is underdeveloped and undervalued. It’s a market full of opportunities for anyone with an eye for value investing and collectors with […]

CoinWeek Podcast #12: PCGS Celebrates 30 Years – Audio: 12:27

CoinWeek Podcast #12: PCGS Celebrates 30 Years – Audio: 12:27

In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan caught up with PCGS President Don Willis at the 61st Florida United Numismatists Convention in Tampa, Florida. The two discussed PCGS’ 30th Anniversary, changes in the rare coin market, the battle against counterfeit coins, and how technology is shaping the future of the hobby. […]

By January 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #11 – Coins in Video Games

CoinWeek Podcast #11 – Coins in Video Games

CoinWeek Assistant Editor Hubert Walker delves into the world of video games for this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast. Doesn’t sound numismatic to you? You’d be surprised – the amount of new coins and money-related items being created in the virtual world of video games has only one rival, the U.S. and world mints. As […]

By January 3, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Give the Gift of Coins and Help the Hobby Grow

Give the Gift of Coins and Help the Hobby Grow

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….   Coin collecting is a hobby that connects us all to the past. The coins themselves are objects of commerce of course, but the very nature of their existence also helps in the important role of forging our national identity. They make tangible our shared cultural aspirations. And with their […]

By December 17, 2015 3 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #7: In God We Trust: A Brief History – Audio: 11:25

CoinWeek Podcast #7: In God We Trust: A Brief History – Audio: 11:25

How did “In God We Trust” find its way onto our coins and paper money? Is the phrase a tacit endorsement of a national religion, or simply a traditional sentiment, repeated so often it has become rote? Will American money in the future continue to display the motto, or is there a serious movement afoot […]

By December 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #6: Philip Diehl Talks State Quarters, the Susan B. Anthony Dollar, and the Sacagawea Dollar – Audio: 10:38

CoinWeek Podcast #6: Philip Diehl Talks State Quarters, the Susan B. Anthony Dollar, and the Sacagawea Dollar – Audio: 10:38

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan spoke with Philip N. Diehl at the 2014 ANA World’s Fair of Money and asked the former U.S. Mint Director a series of in-depth questions about his role in the creation of several major U.S. coin programs. Discussed in detail in this podcast: The 50 State Quarters Program, The surprise 1999 […]

By December 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #5: CoinWeek: The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle, Part II – Audio: 7:11

CoinWeek Podcast #5: CoinWeek: The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle, Part II – Audio: 7:11

In this CoinWeek podcast, editor Charles Morgan adapts ModernCoinWholesale founder and former NGC Grader Ron Drzewucki’s second article on the differences between and the similarities of two of America’s favorite collectible coins: the Morgan dollar and the American Silver Eagle. In this podcast, toning, strike, and packaging are covered. “The Morgan Dollar vs. the American […]

By December 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Digital Numismatist a Tangible, Valuable New ANA Membership Benefit

Digital Numismatist a Tangible, Valuable New ANA Membership Benefit

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek …..   “This is the age of collections and the spirit of gathering together and classifying is abroad“ – Dr. George F. Heath The media landscape has changed drastically since Dr. Heath posed the question “What is the matter with having an American Numismatic Association?” In recent years, collectors have […]

CoinWeek Podcast #2: CoinWeek: The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins – Audio: 13:51

CoinWeek Podcast #2: CoinWeek: The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins – Audio: 13:51

CoinWeek writers Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker weigh in on one area of numismatics that has tremendous growth potential: 20th Century European coins and currency. Whether you are new to collecting world coins or a seasoned collector, you will definitely want to hear what CoinWeek’s seven-time NLG-award-winning writers have to say about the topic in […]

By November 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
American Silver Eagle Year-End Market Wrap-Up: The 1980s

American Silver Eagle Year-End Market Wrap-Up: The 1980s

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   With a month to go before the year’s end, we enter the close of the production year for the American Silver Eagle, the most popular silver bullion coin in the global market. As CoinWeek’s tracking of demand for U.S. Mint products can attest, demand for the […]

By November 21, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Weekly Report – September 16, 2015 – Video: 6:20

CoinWeek Weekly Report – September 16, 2015 – Video: 6:20

CoinWeek Weekly Report – September 16, 2015. CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan previews the Long Beach Expo and Stack’s Bowers and Sotheby’s September 30th sale of the D. Brent Pogue Collection. This week’s poll question: Do you support the ANA’s deaccession of objects from the ANA Coin Collection? Comment below. Also, this week’s Top 5 Profiles. […]

By September 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coinweek Unboxing: Canada 2015 Lake Huron $20 Silver Coin – Video: 5:54

Coinweek Unboxing: Canada 2015 Lake Huron $20 Silver Coin – Video: 5:54

CoinWeek augments its World Coin Profile entry for Canada’s 2015 Lake Huron $20 Silver Coin with a little hands-on time with the colorized silver coin. CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan files this report. To see CoinWeek’s Coin Profile of this coin, click here.     Copyright © CoinWeek September 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source […]

By September 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
 
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