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Dan Hughes

Member Since 26 Aug 2008
Offline Last Active Jul 19 2015 08:24 AM

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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.

In the Treasure Corner - Book Review

07 June 2015 - 10:03 AM


The Official Blackbook Price Guide to United States Coins is a normal-size paperbook book with over 650 pages of coin history, coin information, and coin values.

It's a great backup book to the Bressett-Yeoman Red Book, which is the best book available for coinshooters and coin collectors.

Though the two books overlap a lot, they also have enough differences to make it worthwhile to own a copy of each.

In this show, I compare and contrast the Red Book and the Blackbook.

It's short - just over 3 minutes. Listen at http://thetreasurecorner.com.

In the Treasure Corner - Metal Detecting and Celebrities

21 May 2015 - 09:20 PM


Meeting actress Kathy Garver made me wonder if any celebrities were into treasure hunting.

Kathy, who played big sister Cissy on the TV show Family Affair (with Brian Keith and Sebastian Cabot, and two twins named Buffy and Jody - remember?), asked my advice on what detector would be good for a beginner. She sounded eager to get into the hobby!

So maybe we can convince her to join our ranks, and get her hands good and dirty on days when she's not on the soundstage.

This week's episode of In the Treasure Corner abounds with show biz glitz! So sit back and enjoy.

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