Tag: Hubert Walker

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, […]

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 →
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 →
Spotlight on So-Called Dollars 2

Spotlight on So-Called Dollars 2

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   Early American Commemoratives, Part 2: Commemoratives and Related So-Called Dollars In the first part of our story, we discussed a number of so-called dollars and commemorative coins issued during important national and international expositions, including the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of […]

By September 1, 2015 3 Comments Read More →
Spotlight on So-Called Dollars

Spotlight on So-Called Dollars

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. What is a So-Called Dollar? It is said that New York coin dealer Thomas Elder first coined the term “So-Called Dollar” to describe a medal sold at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition – an event better known as the St. Louis World’s Fair. Coin-like souvenirs such as […]

The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins & Currency

The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins & Currency

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   If you’ve followed our writing at CoinWeek over the years, you’re probably aware of our advocacy for modern circulation strike U.S. coins, specifically coins from 1965 to 1982, or what we like to call the U.S. late modern period. Suffice it to say, we believe that […]

How Liquid Is Your Collection?

How Liquid Is Your Collection?

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Off the top of your head, can you say how much your collection is worth? Do you have a game plan for selling in an emergency? How liquid is your collection? Your answers to any of these questions say a lot about you as a collector. How […]

2015 ANA World’s Fair of Money: Time to Renew Old Friendships, Think About the Future of the Hobby

2015 ANA World’s Fair of Money: Time to Renew Old Friendships, Think About the Future of the Hobby

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek…. With the cutting of the ribbon at 9:45 this morning, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) kicked off its annual celebration of coin collecting, the 2015 World’s Fair of Money. The venue is a familiar one – the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, in Rosemont, Illinois. Rosemont is a suburb of […]

By August 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Great Ships of American Coinage

The Great Ships of American Coinage

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Dedicated to the memory of Chief Petty Officer Virgil Pattin, USN (retired) Outside of the eagle, Lady Liberty and allegorical Native American motifs, no symbol is used on American coins as prolifically as ships. The story of this country – indeed, the story of the New World […]

In God We Trust: A Brief History

In God We Trust: A Brief History

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   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 piques in us a strong, stubborn, contrary […]

Raleigh Money Expo Show Report – 2015

Raleigh Money Expo Show Report – 2015

By Charles Morgan for Coinweek….   On Saturday, I joined CoinWeek Assistant Editor Hubert Walker to attend the 42nd Annual Raleigh Money Expo. The Raleigh Money Expo is held each year at the Exposition Center at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, North Carolina. This year, the show’s 106 dealers operated 164 tables. Over the course […]

CoinWeek Celebrates Its First 10,000 Facebook Fans

CoinWeek Celebrates Its First 10,000 Facebook Fans

By CoinWeek….   As of May 1, Coinweek now has 10,000 fans on Facebook   *Doing our best Sally Field impersonation* You like us, you really like us! It’s been a good year for us at CoinWeek.com. We’ve greatly expanded our reach and scope, and had a lot of fun doing it. Whether it’s breaking […]

First Read: The D. Brent Pogue Collection: Masterpieces of United States Coinage, Part I

First Read: The D. Brent Pogue Collection: Masterpieces of United States Coinage, Part I

First Read: The D. Brent Pogue Collection: Masterpieces of United States Coinage, Part I By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.com…. Auction catalogs occupy interesting and sacred spaces in Numismatics. A catalog’s immediate goal is to entice potential buyers to place bids. To that end, catalogs are, in essence, long-form advertisements–a craft in and […]

Coin Collecting Strategies: Building the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set, Part 4: Barber and Walking Liberty Half Dollars

Coin Collecting Strategies: Building the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set, Part 4: Barber and Walking Liberty Half Dollars

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   We continue our guide to the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set by focusing on the century’s forgotten denomination, the half dollar. For many Americans, the fact that the United States continues to produce a half dollar would come as a surprise. The coin hasn’t been a […]

First Read: A Guide Book of United States Coins: Deluxe Edition

First Read: A Guide Book of United States Coins: Deluxe Edition

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature…. Review by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. First Read: A Guide Book of United States Coins: Deluxe Edition by R.S. Yeoman and Kenneth Bressett You can’t blame Whitman for trying to shake things up with its venerable Red […]

PCGS Digital Coin Album is Clever Innovation, Not Gimmick

PCGS Digital Coin Album is Clever Innovation, Not Gimmick

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   On Thursday, January 29, 2015, PCGS (NASDAQ: CLCT) announced the launch of its new PCGS Digital Coin Album, a virtual coin album that ties in with the service’s popular PCGS Set Registry. In a company press release, PCGS Set Registry and Special Projects Director BJ Searls […]

National Park Service Centennial Commemorative Coins Set for 2016

National Park Service Centennial Commemorative Coins Set for 2016

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   On December 19, President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015. Folded into the bill this year (a version of which must be approved annually) was the National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act. As a result, the United States Mint is […]

By December 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Merit Gold & Silver No Longer Accepting Bullion Orders; Going Out of Business (Update)

Merit Gold & Silver No Longer Accepting Bullion Orders; Going Out of Business (Update)

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   Visitors to the website of Merit Gold and Silver, a Santa Monica, California-based bullion and precious metals dealer, have seen a message stating that, as of August 5, the company is “no longer accepting bullion orders.” There is no explanation on the website why the company has stopped taking […]

By August 20, 2014 38 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek and Its Writers Win Eight Numismatic Literary Guild Awards

CoinWeek and Its Writers Win Eight Numismatic Literary Guild Awards

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…   Plaques, dinner, and humor dished out at Numismatic Literary Guild Bash…   The Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) Bash is a chance for some of the industry’s brightest and most talented writers to get together, talk about all things numismatic, and tell jokes. Lots of jokes… usually […]

Reports that Dealers Hire Homeless, Army Spouses to Stand in Line for Gold Kennedy Half

Reports that Dealers Hire Homeless, Army Spouses to Stand in Line for Gold Kennedy Half

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   According to CBS channel 4 (KCNC-TV) in Denver, coin dealers have hired numerous people to stand in line outside the Mint in order to purchase the first day issue of the 2014 50th Anniversary gold Kennedy half dollar. The report, which aired August 5, explains how at least two […]

By August 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Quick Hits: 1922 Peace Dollar Matte Proof + CoinWEEK’s New Spot Price Page + CSNS Exhibit Winners

Numismatic Quick Hits: 1922 Peace Dollar Matte Proof + CoinWEEK’s New Spot Price Page + CSNS Exhibit Winners

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. 1922 High Relief Matte Proof Peace Dollar Discovery Sometimes it’s who you know. At least, that’s the case for a California family that now finds itself in a position to cash in on two rare 1922 Peace dollar High Relief Matte Proofs. The coins, known to the […]

Reselling Newman: eBay and the Eric P. Newman Coin Collection

Reselling Newman: eBay and the Eric P. Newman Coin Collection

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   It’s inevitable that much of the highly publicized Newman collection will find its way back into the retail market. If recent eBay auction results are any indication, then some resellers may need to brace themselves… By all accounts, Heritage’s high-profile November auction of more than 1800 U.S. coins […]

A Quick Chat with John Mercanti on the Wedge-Tailed Eagle Proof Coin

A Quick Chat with John Mercanti on the Wedge-Tailed Eagle Proof Coin

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.com….   Here on CoinWeek, Louis Golino reported on the recent release of the Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle high relief one-ounce silver and gold proof coins by the Perth Mint.  The bullion coins are being offered for sale in the United States by The New York Mint on their […]

History Hidden in Plain Sight: Freemasons on United States Coins

History Hidden in Plain Sight: Freemasons on United States Coins

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ……….. According to some, the secretive fraternity of the Freemasons is elitist and anti-democratic. Still others have questioned the organization’s spiritual views. For those initiated into the fraternity, Masonry is said to offer a path to self-improvement and lifelong friendships. Historically, public suspicion of the group has […]

Numismatics in Videogames and BioShock Infinite

Numismatics in Videogames and BioShock Infinite

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   Your kids might know more about numismatics than you think. People often talk about the importance of getting young people interested in coin collecting, but how do we do that? Some approaches seem effective – such as nurturing relationships with organizations like the Boy Scouts and […]

It’s Time for Third Party Grading Companies to Take Circulated Classic Coins Seriously

It’s Time for Third Party Grading Companies to Take Circulated Classic Coins Seriously

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker ………. Hubert and I like to use our position as writers for Coin Week to advocate for everyday collectors. We believe that one way to grow the hobby is by focusing on areas that have traditionally been the purview of new collectors: modern coins and circulated classics. They’re easy […]

 
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