Tag: Hubert Walker

From the Herb Hicks Files – The Illegal Ban on Gold Certificates

From the Herb Hicks Files – The Illegal Ban on Gold Certificates

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek and re-posted  ….   In 1963, Coin World columnist and former ANA librarian Ted Hammer wrote about a coin dealer in Texas arrested for trying to sell a gold certificate. The dealer had run afoul of federal authorities who acted to enforce a 30-year-old Executive Order outlawing […]

Mystery Babylon: Revelations Lead to Fraud Convictions for “End of the World” Gold Scammers

Mystery Babylon: Revelations Lead to Fraud Convictions for “End of the World” Gold Scammers

Former politician Larry Bates played on the beliefs of fellow Christians to sell gold and silver that he never delivered By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Seventy-year-old Larry Bates is a talk radio CEO, a former Tennessee state representative, and a gold and silver bullion dealer. Now, after a five-week trial in Memphis back […]

In God We Trust: A Brief History

In God We Trust: A Brief History

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   [Originally published September 17, 2012. –CW] We pay attention to the news, so it follows that we pay attention to politics. After all, being involved is one of the original tenants of democracy[i]. When the news (especially politics in the news) touches on numismatics, it […]

From Crime to Punishment –  Counterfeit and Debased Currencies In Colonial and Pre-Federal America

From Crime to Punishment – Counterfeit and Debased Currencies In Colonial and Pre-Federal America

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature Essay by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   From Crime to Punishment: Counterfeit & Debased Currencies In Colonial and Pre-Federal America, by Dr. Philip L. Mossman “The Spanish Milled Dollar The Coin of Our Nation’s Founders” […]

2017 American Liberty Gold Coin on Sale TODAY – Here’s What You Should Know

2017 American Liberty Gold Coin on Sale TODAY – Here’s What You Should Know

Everything you need to know about the U.S. Mint’s 225th Anniversary American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   As of today at noon Eastern Standard Time, the 2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin goes on sale at the United States Mint. While the year is far from over, […]

The Ghosts of the Numismatic Past Watch Over the End of the Pogue Era

The Ghosts of the Numismatic Past Watch Over the End of the Pogue Era

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   At about 11 pm it was all over – the end of a journey. A journey that, for the Pogue family, lasted 35 years, and for collector D. Brent Pogue, spanned the entirety of his adult life. The collection, which now stands as the most […]

Domed Commemorative Naismith Basketball Coin Bill Reintroduced to Congress

Domed Commemorative Naismith Basketball Coin Bill Reintroduced to Congress

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act (H.R. 1235), commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Basketball Hall of Fame, was reintroduced to the United States House of Representatives by Richard Neal (D-MA1) on February 27, 2017. Mr. Neal had introduced a previous version of the […]

CoinWeek Podcast #58: Hubert Walker on Kareem, Coins, CCAC, and Congress

CoinWeek Podcast #58: Hubert Walker on Kareem, Coins, CCAC, and Congress

CoinWeek Podcast #58: Hubert Walker on Kareem, Coins, CCAC, and Congress – Audio Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, CoinWeek Assistant Editor Hubert Walker stops by and talks about Kareem Abdul-Jabaar’s first CCAC (Citizens Coinage […]

Return to Bicentennial Coinage: Silver Business Strike Edition

Return to Bicentennial Coinage: Silver Business Strike Edition

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   One of the first pieces that we wrote for CoinWeek discussed Bicentennial quarters. In it, we discussed the nuances of the issue, from strike to Mint State grade distribution of the P- and D-mint coins by PCGS and NGC. We also questioned whether the coin […]

CCAC Discusses 2019 ATB Quarters, OSS Gold Medal at Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s First Meeting

CCAC Discusses 2019 ATB Quarters, OSS Gold Medal at Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s First Meeting

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) held a short public meeting on February 15 to discuss themes for the 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters program and the Office of Strategic Services Congressional Gold Medal, but perhaps bigger news is that the meeting was the group’s first with its […]

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US Mint News – Gold Eagles, Proof Silver Eagle and Boys Town Centennial on Sale in March

US Mint News – Gold Eagles, Proof Silver Eagle and Boys Town Centennial on Sale in March

Boys Town Centennial commemorative coins available March 9, Mint Announces Pricing By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   The United States Mint has announced its numismatic program for the month of March. The 2017 American Gold Eagle Proof coins go on sale starting March 2 This includes the one-ounce, half-ounce, quarter-ounce and one-tenth-ounce issues. A […]

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American Innovation $1 Coin Program Reintroduced to Congress

American Innovation $1 Coin Program Reintroduced to Congress

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   On January 31, 2017, the American Innovation $1 Coin Act (H.R. 770) was reintroduced, this time to the 115th Congress of the United States of America. Once again, the chief sponsor of the bill is U.S. Representative James A. Himes (D-CT4). Co-sponsors currently include Representatives […]

Gold Kilo Proof Coin Worth £49,995 to Celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Sapphire Jubilee

Gold Kilo Proof Coin Worth £49,995 to Celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Sapphire Jubilee

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate 65 years on the throne come February 6 – the first British ruler to do so. And with the death of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej on October 13, 2016, Elizabeth is the world’s longest reigning living monarch. So to honor the 65th anniversary […]

Changing of the Guard at United States Mint

Changing of the Guard at United States Mint

Jeppson out, Motl in as Acting Director of the Mint By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   According to Michael White at the Office of Corporate Communications for the U.S. Mint, Rhett Jeppson has resigned as Principal Deputy Director of the Mint. His resignation was effective as of noon on Friday, January 20. Jeppson has […]

US Mint News – Lions Club 1st Day Sales, Update on Buffalo Fractional Gold

US Mint News – Lions Club 1st Day Sales, Update on Buffalo Fractional Gold

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Lions Club 1st Day Sales The United States Mint released first-day sales figures today for the 2017 Lions Club International Centennial Commemorative Silver Dollar. 19,244 Proof strike silver coins were sold, whereas 5,926 Uncirculated coins were ordered. Sales as of Sunday, January 22 total 23,349 pieces for the […]

Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Commemorative Coin Bill Introduced

Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Commemorative Coin Bill Introduced

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   On January 13, a bill to commemorate the achievements–both in and out of the ring–of American boxing legend Muhammad Ali was introduced in the 115th Congress of the United States, which runs from January 3, 2017 through January 3, 2019. Identical bills were proposed in both the House […]

First 2017 ATB Quarter, Platinum Eagle Bullion Coin Among Upcoming U.S. Mint Products

First 2017 ATB Quarter, Platinum Eagle Bullion Coin Among Upcoming U.S. Mint Products

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   The United States Mint recently added several new products to their online schedule for the month of February. First up are rolls and bags for the 2017 Effigy Mounds National Monument America the Beautiful quarter. These Mint products–representing the Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco Mints–will be available for […]

Design Recommendations Considered for 2019-20 Native American $1 Coins

Design Recommendations Considered for 2019-20 Native American $1 Coins

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) held a public meeting earlier today on Tuesday, January 17, via teleconference. On the agenda was discussion of design themes for the reverse of the 2019 and 2020 Native American $1 coins. Glenna Goodacre’s portrayal of Shoshone maiden and guide Sacagawea, a […]

Promising First Day Sales for 2017 Gold, Silver U.S. Bullion Coins

Promising First Day Sales for 2017 Gold, Silver U.S. Bullion Coins

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Monday, January 9 saw the release of the United States Mint’s 2017 line of gold and silver bullion coins – namely the American Silver Eagle, the American Gold Eagle and the American Gold Buffalo. And, according to numbers provided by Michael White of the Mint’s Office of Corporate […]

For Coins, This Is a Postmodern Era (or, R.I.P. The Modern Era: 1932-1982)

For Coins, This Is a Postmodern Era (or, R.I.P. The Modern Era: 1932-1982)

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Don’t worry. This isn’t an essay on literary theory, or some nostalgic lament. Instead, we’d like to take a moment to explain something critical to our understanding of the stylistic and political implications behind what’s known as the Modern Era of U.S. coinage, and how […]

Market Whimsy: Of Hoards and Buried Treasure

Market Whimsy: Of Hoards and Buried Treasure

By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker …..   Charles and Hubert’s column Market Whimsy, which originally appeared in the American Numismatic Association (ANA) magazine The Numismatist, won the 2016 Numismatic Literary Guild’s award for Best Column, Non-Profit Large Publications. This article was first published in December of 2015 as “Buried Pleasure”. It has been updated where […]

U.S. Mint Announces January Release Dates for New Products

U.S. Mint Announces January Release Dates for New Products

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   The United States Mint has updated its online product schedule to include January release dates for a handful of its upcoming U.S. Mint 2017 products: The America the Beautiful Quarters 2017 Proof Set will be available on January 5. This year’s quarters include Effigy Mounds National Monument (Iowa); […]

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Modern Commemoratives – 50th Anniversary Apollo 11 Coin Bill Passes House

Modern Commemoratives – 50th Anniversary Apollo 11 Coin Bill Passes House

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   On Monday, December 5, the United States House of Representatives passed legislation authorizing the production and sale of commemorative coins honoring the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing – the first time mankind had ever set foot upon the surface of another planetary body. The bill […]

Controversy Over Animal Fat Used to Manufacture New UK 5 Pound Note

Controversy Over Animal Fat Used to Manufacture New UK 5 Pound Note

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Tallow: The white nearly tasteless solid rendered fat of cattle and sheep used chiefly in soap, candles, and lubricants. –Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary Tallow. Probably not a word we or any other numismatic authors and journalists have to use much, but it’s at the heart of […]

US Coins – What’s up with the 1969 Quarter? The Key Date You Didn’t Know About

US Coins – What’s up with the 1969 Quarter? The Key Date You Didn’t Know About

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker …..   Walter Breen doesn’t mention it, and in A Guide Book of Washington and State Quarters (Whitman, 2006), Q. David Bowers offers up the generic (“Cherrypicking for quality is advised”), and the baffling (“In this era plastic holders … were a popular way to display sets of coins, […]

Market Whimsy: More Perfect than Perfect – MS-70+ and Beyond

Market Whimsy: More Perfect than Perfect – MS-70+ and Beyond

Ask any retiree or coin collector and they’ll tell you: 70 ain’t what it used to be By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker …..   Charles and Hubert’s column Market Whimsy, which originally appeared in the American Numismatic Association (ANA) magazine The Numismatist, won the 2016 Numismatic Literary Guild’s award for Best Column, Non-Profit Large Publications. […]

U.S. Mint Holds Strike Ceremony for Lions Clubs Commemorative Silver Coin – 4K Video

U.S. Mint Holds Strike Ceremony for Lions Clubs Commemorative Silver Coin – 4K Video

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   On Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at its main production facility in Philadelphia, the United States Mint held a special ceremony for the first strike of the 2017 Lions Clubs International Centennial commemorative silver dollar coin. CoinWeek was on hand to film the event in high-definition. According to the […]

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Tips for Young Numismatists: Start Small, Think Big!

Tips for Young Numismatists: Start Small, Think Big!

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   Coin collecting is a fun and exciting hobby that captures the imagination of young and old. In what other hobby will you find yourself immersed in art, economics, history and science? Think about it. To understand the meaning behind the design of a quarter pulled […]

Trump Quarters Show up in Change Days Before 2016 Election

Trump Quarters Show up in Change Days Before 2016 Election

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   People in a handful of cities across the United States have noticed something unusual about the change in their pockets. Quarters that feature the Republican Presidential nominee Donald J. Trump on the obverse have been found in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Amarillo, Texas and New York City. Above […]

Release Dates Set for Final Four 2016 US Mint Products

Release Dates Set for Final Four 2016 US Mint Products

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Until today, four products on the United States Mint’s online product schedule for 2016 had yet to receive official release dates: the Fort Moultrie America the Beautiful Quarter Three-Coin Set (product code 16AH), the Fort Moultrie Uncirculated 5oz Silver Coin (product code 16AN), the Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin […]

 
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