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, […]

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 →
Red Kettle Report: December 21 – 24

Red Kettle Report: December 21 – 24

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   An informal perusal of CoinWeek’s four-part 2015 Red Kettle Report suggests that Illinois leads the country in terms of gold coins donated to Salvation Army kettles this holiday season. Still, some states like Montana and North Dakota managed a hefty amount of news coverage so no trend is […]

By December 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Red Kettle Report: December 14 – 20

Red Kettle Report: December 14 – 20

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Since 2005 in Lee County, Florida, someone has been leaving notes in Salvation Army kettles. Inside the note is a gold coin and a message: “In loving memory of Mimi”. No one not directly involved with the delivery of the notes knows who “Mimi” is or the identity […]

By December 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Red Kettle Report: December 6 – 13

Red Kettle Report: December 6 – 13

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Salvation Army bell ringers continued to spread holiday cheer as they collected donations last week in many communities around the country. And generous, perhaps numismatically-minded donors continued to drop gold coins in the Salvation Army’s famous red kettles. If you’re like us, you’re probably curious about what happens […]

By December 15, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Red Kettle Report: November 25 – December 5

Red Kettle Report: November 25 – December 5

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Every year beginning in November and carrying on through Christmas Eve, volunteers for the Salvation Army ring the bell and man the red kettles outside many a storefront and mall. And every year, anonymous and not-so-anonymous donors alike deposit gold coins (both foreign and domestic) in the iconic […]

By December 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint May Now Change Coin Silver Composition Thanks to New Law

U.S. Mint May Now Change Coin Silver Composition Thanks to New Law

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Tucked away in a bill ostensibly about maintaining and improving America’s transportation infrastructure is text amending Title 31 of the United States Code (subsections of §§ 5112 and 5132) to allow the U.S. Mint to alter the composition of some of its silver coinage. Until the DRIVE (“Developing […]

By December 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Demand for Gold, Silver Returning to Pre-Spike Levels at Perth Mint

Demand for Gold, Silver Returning to Pre-Spike Levels at Perth Mint

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Following September’s dramatic spike in silver demand and October’s last-minute push to a new yearly high for gold, in both instances demand for bullion products from the Perth Mint appears to be returning to pre-spike levels. In November, the Mint sold 31,664 total ounces of gold. While not […]

By December 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
2015 American Eagle 1 oz. Platinum Proof Coin Available Today

2015 American Eagle 1 oz. Platinum Proof Coin Available Today

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   As of noon Eastern Time today, the 2015 American Eagle One-Ounce Platinum Proof Coin is available for purchase from the United States Mint. Each coin features a Proof finish and consists of one troy ounce (31.1 grams) of .9995 fine platinum. It bears the ‘W’ mint mark for […]

By December 3, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Saratoga Quarter Rolls, Bags, 5 oz. Silver Bullion Coin Now Available

Saratoga Quarter Rolls, Bags, 5 oz. Silver Bullion Coin Now Available

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   As of Monday, November 30, rolls and bags for the 2015 America the Beautiful Saratoga National Historical Park quarter are now available from the United States Mint. Also available from authorized dealers on Monday is the 2015 Saratoga National Historical Park 5 oz. silver bullion coin. Rolls and […]

By December 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Saratoga National Historical Park Quarter 3-Coin Set Available Today

Saratoga National Historical Park Quarter 3-Coin Set Available Today

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   The 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Saratoga National Historical Park went on sale today, December 1, at the United States Mint. Priced at $9.95, the set features two uncirculated finish quarters minted in Denver and Philadelphia and one proof quarter minted in San Francisco. Like […]

By December 1, 2015 0 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 →
2015 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coins Available Dec. 3

2015 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coins Available Dec. 3

No 2015 American Eagle Platinum Bullion coins will be produced, however. By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   On Wednesday, November 25, the United States Mint announced that sales of the 2015 American Eagle Torch of Liberty Platinum Proof coin will begin on December 3. A maximum of 4,000 coins will be minted, and an […]

By November 25, 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 →
Court Rehears Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

Court Rehears Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   On Wednesday, October 14, the two parties in the case of Langbord et al v. U.S. Department of Treasury et al (Case No. 12-4574)–namely, the Federal Government and the Langbord family–appeared before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In July of this year, the Philadelphia United […]

By October 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Another Bullion Sell Out for U.S. Mint: Bombay Hook 5 oz. Silver Bullion Coin

Another Bullion Sell Out for U.S. Mint: Bombay Hook 5 oz. Silver Bullion Coin

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   By Tuesday, September 29, the United States Mint had sold out of the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge 5 oz. silver bullion coin. The coin, the fourth and next-to-last entry in the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters silver bullion series, had been released only a day earlier on […]

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 […]

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 […]

2015 Blue Ridge Parkway 5 oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin Available Now

2015 Blue Ridge Parkway 5 oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin Available Now

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Does the Mint have another sellout on their hands? With the sellout of the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Blue Ridge Parkway 5 oz. silver bullion coin on June 22 (a temporary situation; sales are about to resume Monday, July 13), no one can be blamed for speculating […]

Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Passes Congress (UPDATE July 6, 2015)

Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Passes Congress (UPDATE July 6, 2015)

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   UPDATE, 7-6-2015: On July 6, President Barack Obama signed the Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act into law. Original article first published on June 29 at 10:13 AM. Bill now heads to the President’s desk to sign into law On June 25, the Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin […]

U.S. Mint Explains Itself as Truman Coin & Chronicles Set Sells Out

U.S. Mint Explains Itself as Truman Coin & Chronicles Set Sells Out

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   At noon Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, June 30, the 2015 Harry S. Truman Coin & Chronicles Set (product code: AX1) went on sale at the United States Mint. 15 minutes later, it was sold out. In a July 1 note that seemed to anticipate much of the […]

 
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