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Dan Hughes

Member Since 26 Aug 2008
Offline Last Active Jan 29 2016 12:50 AM

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In the Treasure Corner - Oops! Three New Coins - By Mistake!

29 January 2016 - 12:51 AM

The year, 1915.  The new Director of the United States Mint, Robert Woolley, misunderstood the law.  He thought he had to redesign the dime, quarter, and half dollar.  So he did.  

Chief Engraver of the Mint, Charles Barber, had designed all three of those coins being replaced.  He was furious.  

But coin enthusiasts cheered.  Gone were Barber's dull designs, and they were replaced by -

...but listen to the story.

It's at http://thetreasurecorner.com .

In the Treasure Corner - Dick Stout's Tornado

14 January 2016 - 10:09 PM

A two-part show this time:

Part I - The night after Christmas, a tornado destroyed the home of metal detecting legend Dick Stout (nobody hurt, dogs are fine too).  Help him rebuild at http://tinyurl.com/hmpvolp.  

Part II - The Franklin Mint, the Danbury Mint - private companies that mint coins as instant collectibles.  Good or bad?    I want your stories!  Buzz me at danhughesmail@gmail.com.

Listen at http://thetreasurecorner.com.

In the Treasure Corner - A Brand New Start

01 January 2016 - 12:36 AM

Out with the old, in with the new.  The old calendar is all used up, and a fresh one is raring to go.

New Year's Resolutions?  Nah.  They only last a week or two, mainly because they're just too difficult.  But howsabout a list of baby steps that you can do at your leisure, without setting deadlines that encourage failure?

This show has some tips on things you might want to work on this new year to improve your metal detecting finds.

Listen at http://thetreasurecorner.com.

In the Treasure Corner - Frank's Follies, a Birthday, and a Homemade Probe

11 September 2015 - 07:43 AM

Memorial back or wheat back?

Did Ike really look like that?

And that Susan B. Anthony dollar - what was THAT all about?

Frank Gasparro was the Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, and it was his job to design our United States coins.
Here are his hits and misses.
Mostly misses.

For better or worse, the artwork of Frank Gasparro appears on more coins in current circulation than any other engraver who ever lived.   

Hey, just deal with it.  

Listen at http://thetreasurecorner.com.

And while I'm here, let me apologize for not telling you about my previous two shows.  My computer was giving me fits, and it deleted my mailing lists.  I'm finally getting back on track.

The last show celebrated my 7th "birthday," with a list of the most popular episodes over the past year.  And the show before that gave instructions on how to make your own probe, a simple tool that can often pinpoint and retrieve coins faster than any other method.  You'll see all of these when you visit http://thetreasurecorner.com and scroll down.  Enjoy!

In the Treasure Corner - Pinpointers

12 August 2015 - 05:34 AM

Electronic pinpointers can help you find your targets a lot faster, some say.

But others say they they don't save you time, they cost you time - that if you're sharp, all you need is your metal detector to pinpoint your coins.

This show looks at the granddaddy of pinpointers, Fred Wagner's Tinytec (pictured here), and current pinpointers that range in price from $13 (with coupon) to $170.

Listen at http://thetreasurecorner.com.