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Dan Hughes

Member Since 26 Aug 2008
Offline Last Active Jan 16 2015 08:05 AM

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Indoor Test Box

16 January 2015 - 08:05 AM

Are you itching to use that new detector you got for Christmas, but the ground is still frozen and snow-covered?

Don't waste the next couple of months just waiting for spring - teach yourself the fine points of using that new machine right now, before you ever dig a signal.

By setting up a test box in your living room, you can learn to recognize the good from the bad, and avoid many of the problems most newbies encounter.

This show gives you a ton of ideas on experiments you can conduct with your detector and a cardboard box. Learn how your machine reacts to various metallic items, learn to pinpoint and determine depth, learn to tell junk from good stuff, and a lot more. All in the comfort of your living room.

Take notes on this one! There's a lot of information here, and it's delivered in just three and a half minutes.

Listen at http://thetreasurecorner.com.

Just click the POD icon up top left, next to the show's number.

Coin Trivia

02 January 2015 - 06:58 AM

This episode of In the Treasure Corner began with a random discussion with my wife on the age of George Washington. I was able to figure it out without going to Google, because I know my American coins. And that led me to some other fascinating trivia about our coins.

How can your numismatic knowledge (or coin smarts) help you determine the birth years of our two most famous presidents?

Did you know that the figure represented on the Indian head penny is the same as the one on the Mercury dime?

Who was the first president to appear on common United States coins? The first non-president?

How many ridges are on a dime? A quarter? And why aren't there ridges on pennies and nickels?

Get all these answers, and more, in this four-minute show. Listen now at http://thetreasurecorner.com.

The Father of Modern Coin Collecting

19 December 2014 - 09:12 AM


Richard Yeo was fortunate to get a job during the depression. He was hired as an advertising and marketing representative for the Whitman Publishing Company. He didn't like the product he was hired to promote, though, so he redesigned it. As a result of his brashness, the modern coin collecting hobby was born.

That was just the beginning for Mr. Yeo. He went on to write the world's two best-known books about United States coins. And now, over a quarter of a century after his death, new editions of his books are still issued every year.

Listen to the story of the Father of Modern Coin Collecting here:

In the Treasure Corner - A Child's First Detector

05 December 2014 - 08:47 AM

With Christmas just four weeks away, some suggestions on how to choose a first detector for your (or somebody elses) child.

Get a cheapie?  A top-of-the-line?  Something in between?  What about weight, and buttons and dials and knobs and meters?

One thing I forgot to mention in the program - Tesoro is the only company that gives a lifetime warranty on all their detectors (and no, they don't pay me). This could be a dealmaker if your child is rough on his toys!

I also offer a quickie little exercise you can do with your child to help him (her) learn to use his (her) new machine efficiently.

Listen at http://thetreasurecorner.com.

Getting Permission from Farmers

21 November 2014 - 06:37 AM

John (not his real name) had a map that showed him where a long-ago 1850s schoolhouse had stood, and he knew the name of the farmer who owned the property.

John's dilemma: How to ask permission? What to do, what to say, what NOT to do or say?

In this show, I discuss the approach John used, and then I give my own thoughts on what John did right, and what he did that maybe wasn't so right, and what he could have done instead.

Listen at http://thetreasurecorner.com.