Five Modern Coins You Should Be Looking for Right Now

Editors Note: We have re-posted this Modern Coins article for those that may have missed it the first go around. Enjoy! By Charles Morgan and...
Record Year For Million-Dollar Rare Coins, Reports Professional Numismatists Guild

United States 1933 Double Eagle $20 Gold Coin

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   The 1933 double eagle $20 gold coin is one of American Numismatics' most notorious coins. Only...

A Quick Look at the Silver Clad Kennedy Half Dollar

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for PCGS ......     Talk about an under-appreciated series. The silver-clad Kennedy half dollar has always played second fiddle to...

What Is a 1971-74 Eisenhower Dollar Brown Pack Worth?

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   As the last dollar coin issued by the United States that contained at least some silver,...

What are the “Keys” to the Clad Roosevelt Dime Series?

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Eight years ago, we took a deep dive into the clad years of the Roosevelt dime...

Confronting Breen

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek....   Twenty-two years ago, noted numismatist Walter H. Breen died at Chino’s California Institute for Men, part of...

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...

African-Americans on US Coins: Circulating Coins (Part 3)

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   In the past two articles, Hubert and I have catalogued the history of African-American representation...

The Most Important Coin Program of Our Lifetime: 50 State Quarters

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for PCGS ......     While the pomp and circumstance surrounding the launch of the 50 State Quarters program is over...

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...
Top 10 Women on 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...

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...

The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins & Currency

Modern World Coins and Currency by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.....   If you’ve followed our writing at CoinWeek over the years, you’re probably...

Merit Gold & Silver Lawsuit: Third Bullion Firm Targeted Under California Consumer Protection Law

From CoinWeek reported by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker .........   On February 13, 2014, the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office filed a consumer protection lawsuit...

British Rarities Rank Among the 100 Greatest Modern World Coins

By Dennis Tucker for Whitman Publishing ......   Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) announced in April 2020 that its London affiliate, NGC UK, has certified a 1952...

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...

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? * *...

American Silver Eagle Year-End Market Wrap-Up: The 1990s

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek IQ .....   Hi folks, and welcome to the latest installment of CoinWeek’s American Silver Eagle Price Guide Analysis....

Booker T. on the Tarmac: A Story About First Coinvestors

By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Anthony Swiatek and Walter Breen’s The Encyclopedia of United States Silver & Gold Commemorative Coins: 1892-1954 has always...

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...
Where Does Waldo Newcomer Fit in the All-Time Great Collections of US Coins?

Where Does Waldo Newcomer Fit Among the All-Time Great Collections of US Coins?

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   By all measures an enormously successful man, legendary U.S. coin collector Waldo C. Newcomer was born...

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...

Collecting Colonials: 1786 Vermontensium Landscape Type Coppers Offer Whimsy and Challenge

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   When numismatist Hillyer Ryder set out to publish a reference catalog of Vermont coppers, he saw...

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...
1982 No P Roosevelt Dime - chalres Morgan and Hubert Walker

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...
Building a 1956 Mint Set - As Complex as You Want It

Building a 1956 Mint Set of US Coins: As Complex as You Make It

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Six years ago, we took an in-depth look at what it would take to build a...

US Coins – America’s African-American Numismatic Legacy

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 Collapse of the 2001-S Sacagawea Proof

The Collapse of the 2001-S Sacagawea Proof

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   The sentiment among collectors who deride modern coins is that they’re overpriced and just plain common....

Modern US Coins: Collecting the Ultimate 1981 Mint Set

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   1981 marked the beginning of the Reagan administration and the seeming end of the coin Wilmington,...

A Pair of Royal Mint Mules Spurs Speculation

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek……….   The Royal Mint in Wales has confirmed the existence of a pair of £2, .999 fine silver mules, which...