As you've seen by now, several readers wrote in about numismatist Clyde Hubbard this week. Here's a take from Gary Beals of Segovia, Spain.
Viva Clyde Hubbard!
That Spanish phrase means long live Clyde Hubbard, and he is doing just that!. The mists of time swirl in my head as I realize I first met Clyde at about
age 20 back in California - a half century ago. Both my dad and I enjoyed Clyde's help in the mid-1960s when the fascination with Mexican coins was exploding
in the USA. We were living in San Diego and Clyde would come into Los Angeles from time to time and we enjoyed some great visits. He was something of a legend
in numismatics even then. He had been a long-time executive for a cosmetic company in Mexico.
This was just a few years after I started collecting Lincoln cents and had moved into Latin American crowns. My dad, Ed Beals, began collecting a full range
of Mexican coins. I like to point out that I got him into collecting, not the other way around.
Clyde helped me with Numismatic Terms of Spain and Spanish America the 85-page Spanish to English coin terms dictionary I published in 1966. That was
the year I went off into the U.S. Air Force and left collecting to some degree.
I was in contact with him in 2016 as I completed Numiscadero, the bi-lingual numismatic dictionary I created here in Spain. A real delight to find
him still in the heart of Mexico and working on his collection and studies. He and other people like Erma Stevens were legends in the early Mexican coin
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
WARNER CLYDE HUBBARD (https://www.coinbooks.org/v22/esylum_v22n14a07.html)
Adrián González-Salinas forwarded two YouTube video interviews with Clyde Hubbard. One was the David Lisot video referenced elsewhere in this
issue. The other is this May 2017 interview in Spanish filmed at Hubbard's home in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. Thank you! Check out the library!
To watch the complete video, see:
Clyde Hubbard: Socio fundador de SONUMEX (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG7uxiOfV1A)
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