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Dan Hughes

Member Since 26 Aug 2008
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Do You Recognize this Magazine?

Yesterday, 06:07 PM

I got an email from a person looking for a specific magazine:

"I am looking for a magazine from 1980-1985 with an article where a man had written in from AZ by the name of Bill Shaffer, who had discovered a star shaped medallion and was wondering if they knew what it was."

If any of you magazine collectors recognize this, please let me know what magazine and issue so we can help this fellow.

Thank you!

18 Coins in 10 Minutes

12 September 2014 - 06:15 AM

Eighteen coins in 10 minutes with no detector, no pinpointer, and no digging tools?

At first blush, that sounds pretty great. Not really, as you'll realize when you hear the story.

And though the results of this one particular experience are not as earthshaking as they seem, the METHOD used to obtain the results has tons of potential.

And THAT is what this story is all about.

Listen at http://thetreasurecorner.com.

Six Years Old!

29 August 2014 - 07:34 AM

In the Treasure Corner is Six Years Old!

Six years ago, I decided to start a treasure hunting podcast. Other such podcasts had come and gone, most of them dying after half a dozen episodes at best.

And, truth be told, they deserved an early death. They were virtually unlistenable. Long pointless chatter, usually two or more guys laughing at their own private jokes, the content bouncing back and forth between painful and pointless. Totally unscripted and lasting a half hour or longer, with maybe two minutes of actual information scattered within the chaff. They reminded me of what one of my broadcasting instructors said seemed to be the standard rule: "Keep talking until you think you've said something."

My show (brag alert!) was different. It is completely scripted, with just one voice, and a scant three to five minutes for most episodes. It has had nearly 400,000 downloads.

And it has lasted for six years and 157 episodes.

In this birthday episode, I discuss the number of people who listen, where they are from, and how they listen. I list the most popular episodes, and I point you to past episodes that you really should hear.

They are all at: http://thetreasurecorner.com.

Counterfeit coins

15 August 2014 - 08:41 AM

Wanna be a counterfeiter? Here's how!

From making your own coins from scratch, or altering dates on real coins, or combining two real coins into a third coin, counterfeit coins have been around since the first coins were minted in 600 BC.

The latest instance of fakery centers around the 1883-S Morgan dollar. Coin faces are shaved off, and then two halves are pressed together to make a "new" coin which is much more valuable than the two coins you started with.  (If that is hard to visualize, you'll see the photo when you click the link.)

Listen to the whole story at http://thetreasurecorner.com.

Coin Roll Treasure

01 August 2014 - 10:16 AM

Mr. Doe had been collecting coins for over half a century, and he found a good many silver coins in half-dollar coin rolls he bought from banks around his home in New Orleans.

But he gave up the hobby a few years ago, when the silver pretty much dried up.

A knee replacement operation left him rehabbing in his easy chair, and rather than just vegetate, he took up his old hobby of coin roll hunting again.

And this show tells the story of his unbelievable find.

Listen at http://thetreasurecorner.com.