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In the Treasure Corner - Frank's Follies, a Birthday, and a Homemade Probe

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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 misses.

For better or worse, the artwork of Frank Gasparro appears on more coins in current circulation than any other engraver who ever lived.

Hey, just deal with it.

Listen at http://thetreasurecorner.com.

And while I'm here, let me apologize for not telling you about my previous two shows. My computer was giving me fits, and it deleted my mailing lists. I'm finally getting back on track.

The last show celebrated my 7th "birthday," with a list of the most popular episodes over the past year. And the show before that gave instructions on how to make your own probe, a simple tool that can often pinpoint and retrieve coins faster than any other method. You'll see all of these when you visit http://thetreasurecorner.com and scroll down. Enjoy!

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