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In the Corner with Dan Hughes

Jan 29, 2016

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 this photo).  He was...


Jan 15, 2016

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 the show, but his...


Jan 1, 2016

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 that just encourage...