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Dan Hughes

Member Since 26 Aug 2008
Offline Last Active Sep 11 2015 07:42 AM

Topics I've Started

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.

In the Treasure Corner - The HUGE New Red Book

19 July 2015 - 08:24 AM

There's a new coin book in town, and it dwarfs anything else you've ever seen.

It has over 1,500 pages and nearly 6,000 illustrations. And it weighs in at almost 6 1/2 pounds.

It's called The Official Red Book - Deluxe Edition.

This week's show tells you all about it.

Listen at http://thetreasurecorner.com.

In the Treasure Corner - Silver Nickel Secrets

07 July 2015 - 01:00 PM

In 1941, the United States went to war. And from late 1942 through 1945, our nickels were zero percent nickel, but 35 percent silver. These silver nickels are known as War Nickels.

Why the change? And why was a less-expensive metal replaced by a more-expensive metal?

Why were those huge mint marks put on our War Nickels but no other coins?

And why did we go back to nickel nickels, and small mint marks, after the war?

Learn the answers in this week's edition of In the Treasure Corner.

Listen at http://thetreasurecorner.com.

In the Treasure Corner - Which Woman?

19 June 2015 - 02:16 PM

Soon, the face of a woman will adorn our ten-dollar bill. But which woman?

Mr. Jack Lew, Secretary of the Treasury, wants your help in choosing.

Sacajawea? Eleanor Roosevelt? Miley Cyrus?

There is no one woman who really stands out, but there are plenty of women who should be seriously considered.

This program explains which women, by law, cannot be chosen. And it looks at men who have been on currency for clues as to the women who might make the cut.

Listen at http://thetreasurecorner.com.