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Dan Hughes

Member Since 26 Aug 2008
Offline Last Active Jun 19 2015 02:15 PM

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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.

In the Treasure Corner - Have You Found a Million-Dollar Treasure?

07 May 2015 - 07:05 PM

Hey, you with the metal detector!  Wanna be a big star on a worldwide reality TV show?

I got a phone call yesterday from a casting associate for a new reality show about people who have suddenly come into a lot of money.

People who won the lottery, or invented a popular app, or received an unexpected inheritance - or found a treasure with a metal detector.

And she called me because she thought I might know of such a person, since I know a lot of, you know, treasure hunters and such.

If you fit the description of a person they're looking for, the podcast gives you the number to call.

And if you don't, you'll still enjoy the show.

Listen at http://thetreasurecorner.com.

In the Treasure Corner - Secret Hiding Places

24 April 2015 - 06:02 AM

Not all hidden treasures are buried in the ground. I've seen many stories of treasures being found inside mattresses when an old person died, or inside walls when an old house was torn down.

In this show, I review a book that covers indoor hiding places. It was written to help you hide valuables inside homes or vehicles, but with reverse-engineering it becomes a book on finding cleverly-hidden treasures.

Several books have been written on this topic, and this one (The Big Book of Secret Hiding Places, by Jack Luger) is pretty representative of the bunch. If you're ever asked to search a house, this book will give you some ideas you would never have come up with on your own.

Listen at http://thetreasurecorner.com.