Charles Morgan

Charles Morgan is an award-winning numismatic author and the editor and publisher of CoinWeek.com. Along with co-author Hubert Walker, he has written for CoinWeek since 2012, as well as the "Market Whimsy" column for The Numismatist and the book 100 Greatest Modern World Coins (2020) for Whitman Publishing. From 2021-2023, Charles served as Governor of the American Numismatic Association (ANA), where he was bestowed the Glenn Smedley Award. Charles is a member of numerous numismatic organizations, including the American Numismatic Society (ANS) and the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG).
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Stack's Bowers Rarities Night Spring 2024 Showcase Auction - Gold coin denominations

Stack’s Bowers Spring 2024 Rarities Night Preview – Gold Coins

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   This is the third of three previews I have written to discuss the Stack’s Bowers’ Rarities Night sale in their Spring 2024 Showcase Auction. The...
Stack's Bowers Rarities Night Spring 2024 Showcase Auction - Silver coin denominations

Stack’s Bowers Spring 2024 Rarities Night Preview – Silver Coins

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   This is the second of three previews I am writing to discuss the Stack's Bowers' Rarities Night sale in...
Stack's Bowers Rarities Night Spring 2024 Showcase Auction - Minor coin denominations

Stack’s Bowers Spring 2024 Rarities Night Preview – Minor Coins

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek ..... On Tuesday, March 26, 2024, Stack's Bowers will conduct its Rarities Night sale of the Spring 2024 Showcase Auction...
Another fish story? Bicentennial quarter dollars are purportedly worth millions according to some websites.

Sensational Claims About the Bicentennial Quarter Proliferate Online

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   If you use Google's mobile app and you have an active interest in coin collecting, you've probably seen a...
1943 Lincoln Cent With Obverse Mirror Brockage. Image: PCGS / CoinWeek.

Collector Discovers Rare Lincoln Cent Error Worth Thousands

Collectors reach out to CoinWeek to share their discovery of a rare 1943 Lincoln cent error Coin shows Lincoln's head on both sides...
January 2024 Heritage Auctions US Coins Signature Auction

Gold Coins Take Center Stage at Heritage Auctions 2024 Winter FUN Sale

Heritage Auctions kicks off the 2024 numismatic auction season with their 2024 Winter FUN U.S. Coins Signature Auction. On offer are 2,625 lots, with...
2001-D Lincoln Cent Mule. Lincoln cent with a Roosevelt dime reverse. Image: PCGS / CoinWeek.

This Rare Lincoln Cent Roosevelt Dime Mule Is Worth $100,000 or More

The United States Mint accidentally produced a coin that married a Lincoln cent obverse with a Roosevelt dime reverse; this type of error...
Dell Hansen's Barber Half Dollar Collection has been crossed over to CAC Grading.

CAC Announces Crossover of the D.L. Hansen Collection, Will Other Big Collections Follow?

By CoinWeek Staff Reports .....   CAC Grading Announces the Crossover of D.L. Hansen's Barber Half Dollar Collection Crossovers of high-end collections to CAC may...
Legend Rare Coin Auctions.

Legend Rare Coin Auctions Ceases Operations

On Thursday, December 28, 2023, Laura Sperber, owner of Legend Numismatics and a partner of Legend Rare Coin Auctions, notified clients and members of...
50 Morgan Dollars for Every Collector: Introducing the Morgan 50 - Part II: The New Orleans Strikes

Morgan Dollars for Every Collector: Introducing the Morgan 50 – Part II

  * * * A Collection of Morgan Dollars Everyone Can Complete Coin dealer and numismatic author Russ Augustin (AU Capital Management, RARCOA) joins Charles Morgan to discuss an innovative new set-collecting...
The Morgan 50: Philadelphia Morgan Dollar Business Strikes

Morgan Dollars for Every Collector: Introducing the Morgan 50 – Part I

  * * * A Morgan Dollar Collection Every Collector Can Complete Coin dealer Russ Augustin (AU Capital Management, RARCOA) joins Charles Morgan to discuss an innovative...

When Dealing With Eisenhower Dollars, Grade Is Everything

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek ..... For better or worse, Whitman’s A Guidebook of United States Coins (the Red Book) is still the gold standard...
250th Anniversary of the United States U.S. Mint Survey

Charles and Hubert Take the U.S. Mint’s 250th Anniversary Survey

Charles: Here we go. Mary Lanin, formerly of the CCAC , had high hopes for this 2026 program when we last spoke on the...
Dictionary of Numismatic Names book logo. Image: Coinweek.

A Vintage Book and the Legacy of a Numismatic Hall of Famer

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek ..... When pursued for maximum enjoyment, numismatics concerns not only the collecting and study of coins, medals, and other objects...
United States Treasury by Nicholas Bruyer

First Read: U.S. Treasury Notes, 1812-1865: An Illustrated History

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   Paper money, that graphically rich form of tender, sits at the periphery of the broader coin-collecting hobby. It's a status...
AI Coins. Artificial Intellegence.

Using AI to Design Coins Yields Some Interesting Results

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   AI software has been discussed quite a bit in recent months. Potential applications range from the frivolous to bringing...

Where Does the Wheat Cent Market Go After the Blay Sale?

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek ..... Although there have been several significant Lincoln cent collections assembled and disassembled over the last few decades, two collections...
Ezerman on the 1888-O "Hot Lips" Morgan Dollar

Ezerman on the 1888-O “Hot Lips” Morgan Dollar

By Rob Ezerman for CoinWeek ..... The spectacular and whimsical 1888-O Doubled Die Morgan dollar gained widespread attention with the early work of silver dollar...
Video Shoot Disaster: How I Barely Pulled off This CoinWeek Video

Video Shoot Disaster: How I Barely Pulled off This CoinWeek Video

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek ..... Before I begin, watch this video...   On June 29, 2017, I was set to meet Michael Chou of Champion Auctions...
Exclusive Video: Let's Talk About the 1802 Draped Bust Half Dollar

Exclusive Video: Let’s Talk About the 1802 Draped Bust Half Dollar

  Today, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan takes a look at the 1802-dated Overton-101 Draped Bust half dollar. We have a circulated example to share with...

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