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Dan Hughes

Member Since 26 Aug 2008
Offline Last Active Dec 19 2014 09:12 AM

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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.

In the Treasure Corner - eBay and the Treasure Hunter

07 November 2014 - 07:46 AM

It all started when a classmate of mine told me she'd bought her grandson some inexpensive civil war relics she'd found on eBay.  They were being offered by a treasure hunter who had found them with his metal detector.

And I thought, what a great idea!  We all have boxes or jars or buckets full of stuff we've dug that may not be worth anything to us, but just might be considered fun and exciting to non-treasure hunters.

So I did a little research, and what I found might surprise you.  I will tell you this much:  It didn't turn out quite the way I thought it would.  For the rest, just listen to the show.  (It's short - about 3 1/2 minutes).

Listen at http://thetreasurecorner.com.

In the Treasure Corner - Canadian Pennies

24 October 2014 - 06:10 AM

Canadian pennies! Most of us have found them with our detectors.

But did you know that for 15 years, they weren't round, but had 12 sides?

And that for 13 years they were made mostly of steel?

And that Canada hasn't made any pennies at all for almost three years?

All that and more in my latest show, at http://thetreasurecorner.com