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RIP Walter Husak

messydeskmessydesk Posts: 19,701 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited December 17, 2022 8:47AM in U.S. Coin Forum

I saw on Facebook last night or this morning that Walter Husak had passed away but can't find the post anymore for further details. Can anyone confirm? I last saw him at the Central States show at the large cent faceoff with Col. Steve Ellsworth. I didn't know him beyond that event and pawing through his cents when they were consigned for auction in 2008, but he always came across as someone I'd like to get to know better. He seemed to really take heed of David Hall's advice to have fun with your coins.


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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Condolences to family and friends. RickO

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    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭


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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,512 ✭✭✭✭✭

    bummer, my condolences to the family

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    OldIndianNutKaseOldIndianNutKase Posts: 2,700 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Walter will be remembered well.

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    WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,974 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 17, 2022 9:40AM

    I saw him on an episode of 'Pawn Stars'. He was selling his Libertas Americana Medal and his Half Disme. Both HUGE COINS!! I didn't know him, personally, but he came across really nice and friendly on the show. Obviously, a serious numismatist. Condolences to his family and may he rest in peace.

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    TomBTomB Posts: 20,731 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I didn't know Walter well, but I knew of him and knew of the sterling reputation he had as a person and a numismatist. RIP, Walter.

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    RichieURichRichieURich Posts: 8,371 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Walter Husak was a fine gentleman and a fabulous numismatist. My condolences to his family and friends.

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    NicNic Posts: 3,343 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great man. A true gentleman. He had fun with coins and loved to discuss them with a twinkle in his eyes.

    RIP Walter.

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    CoinRaritiesOnlineCoinRaritiesOnline Posts: 3,640 ✭✭✭✭

    I was so sorry to hear this news.

    Walter was a wonderful guy and a long time 'friend of the firm'. Had a nice chat with him in Long Beach, never occurred to me that would be the last time I would see him.

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    LakesammmanLakesammman Posts: 17,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    So sorry to hear the news - didn't know him personally but, from past conversations with BigMoose, knew he was a close friend and well regarded in the EAC field. RIP.

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    CoinPhysicistCoinPhysicist Posts: 597 ✭✭✭✭

    What a loss, as others have said, condolences to his family and friends. He was someone I always looked forward to seeing every time I went up to the Long Beach show. He was so passionate about his coins, and unlike many serious collectors, he loved to make them accessible. He would get a booth at the Long Beach shows where he brought out his coins and he just wanted to show them to people and talk about them. Not many people would bring out their AU58 Ameri Chain Cent and let you handle it.

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    goldengolden Posts: 9,062 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Condolences to his family.

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    vplite99vplite99 Posts: 1,182 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I talked to him at least once at a coin show I believe was in St. Louis.

    My condolences to his family and friends. He was very a knowledgeable and friendly dealer.


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