In the Corner with Dan Hughes

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Show Number 200.  A good, clean stopping point.   I really love doing this program, but after 200 shows, I've just about run dry.  It's just become really difficult to come up with new and different topics after eight years of programs.  So, I'm calling it quits with this episode.   I'l...
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First, the powers-that-be decided it was past time to get a woman on our currency. Their initial thought - Sacajawea on the ten-dollar bill. But the public didn't want Sacajawea, they wanted Harriet Tubman.   Okay, done. And they didn't want to lose Alexander Hamilton on the ten, mai...
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Oh, no.  Dental check-up time again!  What good could possibly ensue?   Well, there was this great book full of treasure leads, right there amongst the Sports Illustrateds and Ladies Home Journals.  And since I was a bit early for my appointment, I was able to sit down with it for a while.   ...
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"Psst!  Hey Bud!  This penny cost me almost two cents - yours for just a penny!  And this nickel cost almost eight cents - wanna buy it for a nickel?" That's the United States Mint, selling its coins for below cost.  As they have been doing for years.   How to handle the problem?  Suggeste...
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Who designs our coins?  The Chief Engraver of the United States?  Sometimes. An artist or sculptor invited by the US Mint?  Sometimes. You?  Maybe!   The World War One Centennial Commission has bravely invited all voting-age Americans to enter the competition to design a new silver dollar....
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Mr. Longacre was in trouble.  His boss didn't like him.  And his boss was Director of the United States Mint.   But Mr. Longacre had friends in high places.  Like the Presidency.   Here's the story of the man who served under eight presidents and designed eight of our United States coins, ...
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The year, 1915.  The new Director of the United States Mint, Robert Woolley, misunderstood the law.  He thought he had to redesign the dime, quarter, and half dollar.  So he did.   Chief Engraver of the Mint, Charles Barber, had designed all three of those coins being replaced (shown here in ...
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The regularly-scheduled episode for this week has been put on the back burner because of a tragedy in Texas. Instead of one long show, here are two short ones. Part I - The night after Christmas, a tornado destroyed the home of metal detecting legend Dick Stout.  (I neglected to mention it in t...
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Out with the old, in with the new.  The old calendar is all used up, and a fresh one is raring to go. New Year's Resolutions?  Nah.  They only last a week or two, mainly because they're just too difficult.  But howsabout a list of baby steps that you can do at your leisure, without deadlines ...
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They were never issued, the mint said.  But Sam Brown had five of them.  He said they were sold to him by various collectors around the country.  Right. King Farouk owned two of them.  One is in the Smithsonian.  One of them was featured in an episode of Hawaii Five-O.  And one was lost in a...
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Question:  What do malted milk balls, garbage disposals, and coin-collecting treasure hunters have in common?   Answer:  Racine, Wisconsin.   Listen to the show and it will all make sense.  A look at the publisher who specializes in all things coins.    And for one book you should have ...
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The girl who sent me the email was frantic.  Her husband's wedding ring had come off his finger while he was raking leaves.  Did I know where she could rent a metal detector?   So of course I offered to try to find his ring for her.  This show is the story of that hunt, with tips on choosing ...
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Other sports do it, why not us?  Yes, keep a lot of stats on your treasure hunting, impress your friends! I  hope your CFPT is high, and your NUFHPO is low.  (And remember, your CFPT is determined by dividing your NOCF by your NOHT.)  Confused?  I explain it all in just over three minutes. An...
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You May Have Valuable Coins In Your Pocket Right Now! Well, okay, probably not.   For the past century, businesses have spent money trying to convince you that your pocket change might bring you a fortune.  But the odds are about the same as being hit by lightning.  No, I take that back.  ...
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Coin collecting has become quite sophisticated in the past fifty years.  Eagle-eyed collectors with lots of time on their hands have identified thousands of "mutant" coins - coins that have blemishes or faults cause by faulty dies or stamping machines at the United States Mint.  Books have bee...
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Beginning coin collectors learn many terms unknown to the general public, and one of the first terms they encounter is "VDB."  These initials refer to Victor David Brenner, the designer of the longest-running United States coin of all time, the Lincoln Penny.   Who was originally hired by The...
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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 mis...
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The "In the Treasure Corner" podcast has just completed its seventh year, and in this birthday program we look back at the Top 10 Episodes of All Time (well, all seven years).  These are the shows that have been downloaded the most, and the shows you should listen to if you haven't heard them y...
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Before electronic pinpointers, there were probes that were pushed into the ground to locate the coins that our detectors told us were there.  Many treasure hunters still use probes. Here's how to make your own probe, and how to use it without damaging your targets.   And also a warning abo...
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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 Wagne...
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