Tag: Hubert Walker

Top 10 Women on World Coins, Part 2

Top 10 Women on World Coins, Part 2

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Link to Part 1 5.) Irene of Athens Like much of the Middle Ages, the history of the Byzantine Empire is fascinating and complex. Unfortunately, it’s not a familiar topic to many Americans. Numismatically, it’s an exceedingly rich field of study, and the next woman […]

U.S. Congress Passes Breast Cancer Commemorative Coin Bill

U.S. Congress Passes Breast Cancer Commemorative Coin Bill

Bill now heads to Oval Office for president’s signature By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   UPDATE: President Obama signed the bill into law on April 29. On Tuesday, April 19, after a nearly nine-month delay, the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act (H.R. 2722) was released from committee and pass unanimously by the Senate. […]

It’s Official: Harriet Tubman on $20 Bill

It’s Official: Harriet Tubman on $20 Bill

Alexander Hamilton to Stay on Front of $10 By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   In an announcement made this afternoon, Secretary of the Treasury Jacob “Jack” Lew officially gave word that he has decided to place abolitionist and former slave Harriet Tubman on the front of the $20 federal reserve note after all, replacing […]

Boys Keep Swinging: Hamilton to Stay on $10

Boys Keep Swinging: Hamilton to Stay on $10

Andrew Jackson to be replaced on the $20 bill By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   In May of 2015, the single-issue lobbying group Women On 20s presented President Barack Obama with a petition seeking to get Treasury Secretary Jacob “Jack” Lew to redesign the $20 Federal Reserve note to replace the portrait of Andrew […]

U.S. Mint Reveals Images for Borinqueneer Congressional Gold Medal

U.S. Mint Reveals Images for Borinqueneer Congressional Gold Medal

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   At 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time today, the 65th Infantry Regiment of the United States Army – nicknamed the “Borinqueneers” – received the Congressional Gold Medal at a bipartisan ceremony in Emancipation Hall at the U.S. Capitol’s Visitor Center in Washington, DC. Images of the gold medal, released by […]

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 […]

U.S. Mint Coin Sales – American Gold Eagle Proof Coins Debut

U.S. Mint Coin Sales – American Gold Eagle Proof Coins Debut

Solid sales for American Silver Eagle bullion coins last week By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   On Thursday, March 17, the United States Mint began offering the Proof versions of the 2016 American Gold Eagle product range. The popular one-tenth-ounce Gold Eagle Proof coin sold 8,036 pieces in its first week. The one-ounce Gold […]

By March 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Israeli Hiker Finds 2nd Known Example of Unusual Roman Gold Coin

Israeli Hiker Finds 2nd Known Example of Unusual Roman Gold Coin

Laurie Rimon found the coin during a hike in the eastern Galilee By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   On Monday, March 14, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced that a hiker in the northern region of Galilee had discovered an incredibly rare ancient Roman gold coin. So rare, in fact, that an example held […]

By March 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
American Silver Eagle – One Million More Ounces Allocated March 14

American Silver Eagle – One Million More Ounces Allocated March 14

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   The week of Monday, March 14 sees another one million ounces of the 2016 American Silver Eagle silver bullion coin allocated for purchase by authorized dealers. This brings the March month-to-date allotment, starting with the February 29 allocation, to three million ounces. Out of that three million, the […]

By March 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint Weekly Coin Sales – Silver Eagle Slowdown?

U.S. Mint Weekly Coin Sales – Silver Eagle Slowdown?

Nixon Presidential $1 coin products also debut By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Saying that sales for the American Silver Eagle bullion program are experiencing a slowdown is a bit like saying this year’s Porsche takes a second longer to go from 0 to 60. But compared to March of last year, sales may […]

Brink’s Manager Steals Almost $200,000 in Quarters from Federal Reserve

Brink’s Manager Steals Almost $200,000 in Quarters from Federal Reserve

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Never take the Federal Reserve’s lunch money. That’s the message 49-year-old Stephen Lancaster Dennis received on Monday, March 7, 2016 as he reached a plea agreement in federal court for the theft of 784,000 quarters ($196,000) from a Brink’s location in Birmingham, Alabama in 2014. At the time […]

By March 9, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint Stays Course, Another Million Silver Eagles Allocated March 7

U.S. Mint Stays Course, Another Million Silver Eagles Allocated March 7

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Nine weeks into the production of the 2016 30th Anniversary issue of the American Silver Eagle, the United States Mint is staying the course and allocating another million ounces of the one-ounce silver bullion coins for sale this week to authorized dealers. This according to an email from […]

Domed Shape for 2019 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins Proposed

Domed Shape for 2019 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins Proposed

Design competition will be open to the general public By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   A bill authorizing the production of dome-shaped coins commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Basketball Hall of Fame (H.R. 4592) was introduced to Congress on February 23, 2016 by Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal (D-MA1). It now sits with the […]

February Gold, Silver Bullion Sales Down at Perth Mint

February Gold, Silver Bullion Sales Down at Perth Mint

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   In February 2016, the Perth Mint sold 37,063 ounces of gold and 1,049,062 ounces of silver in the form of coins and minted bars. The Mint sold 10,696 fewer ounces of gold last month compared to January, representing a 22.40% decrease from the beginning of the year’s spike in […]

Rare French 1959 Molière 50,000 Franc Banknote on MA-Shops.com

Rare French 1959 Molière 50,000 Franc Banknote on MA-Shops.com

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   50,000 Francs MOLIÈRE 1959 FRANCE New Unc Description: From François Villon to Jean Genet, French culture has long embraced its rebels and non-conformists. One of the greatest is Molière. Molière (real name: Jean-Baptiste Poquelin) was a French playwright who wrote some of the most renowned comedies in the […]

By March 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
US Silver Coins – February American Silver Eagle Sales See Big Jump over Last Year

US Silver Coins – February American Silver Eagle Sales See Big Jump over Last Year

Other products, including the 2016 Shawnee National Forest 5 oz silver bullion and uncirculated coins, had exceptional weeks as well. By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek News Staff ….   Sales of the 2016 30th anniversary issue of the American Silver Eagle bullion coin are on track for a fourth consecutive record-breaking year, with 4,782,000 ounces […]

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 Coin Report – February 17, 2016 – 4K Video

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Report – February 17, 2016 – 4K Video

CoinWeek Assistant Editor Hubert Walker makes his debut as the host of this week’s CoinWeek Weekly Coin Report. Hubert travels to Stack’s at 57th Street in New York City on the eve of the third Pogue Sale. CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan sits down for a rare one-on-one interview with Lawrence Stack, and in modern coin […]

By February 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
1 Million Silver Eagles Allocated by U.S. Mint for Week of Feb. 8

1 Million Silver Eagles Allocated by U.S. Mint for Week of Feb. 8

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   In its fifth week of production, the United States Mint allocated another one million American Silver Eagles for distribution to Mint-authorized dealers, according to an announcement by Mint officials on Monday, February 8. Year-to-date allocations now total 8,045,500 one-ounce coins. Allocated ounces for the month of January totaled […]

By February 9, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Another Million Ounces Allocated as American Silver Eagle Enters 3rd Week

Another Million Ounces Allocated as American Silver Eagle Enters 3rd Week

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   The United States Mint announced this morning that another one million ounces of its popular American Silver Eagle bullion coin had been allocated for the week of January 25, 2016. This brings year-to-date allocation totals up to six million ounces. Four million American Eagle 1oz silver bullion coins […]

By January 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

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, […]

U.S. Mint Allocates 1 Million Silver Eagles Second Week of Release

U.S. Mint Allocates 1 Million Silver Eagles Second Week of Release

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   According to an announcement sent out earlier today, the United States Mint has allocated one million American Eagle silver bullion coins for the week of January 19, the second week of the 2016 issue’s release. The 2016 American Silver Eagle bullion coin went on sale January 11, with a […]

By January 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 #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 →
 
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