Saturday, August 10, 2013

My Experience as a Guest on a Podcast

Last night, I had the privilege of being one of the guests on the Detecting Lifestyle's live podcast, thanks to my friend Dave McMahon.  

It was my first time doing anything like this, and I gotta be honest... I was pretty nervous.
All in all, I think it turned out great and it was a lot of fun!

The topic happened to be COINS - the second of a two-part show.  Which is right up my alley, because I am an avid coin collector as well as a metal detectorist.

On the show, we touched on subjects including error coins, hobo nickels, and oddities like love tokens and cutouts.  All of these interest me and are part of my collection.

I was asked if I've ever dug an error coin, and I was happy to say that I have.  

A few months ago I was fortunate enough to find a 1910 wheat penny with a 90-degree rotated die error...

When I first realized what it was, I couldn't believe it.  I kept flipping it over, back and forth in my hands, rotating it 90 degrees each time so it would line up.  

1910 wheat penny error coin

From the research I've done, it looks like there are only 12 known examples of this error, so I could possibly have number 13 if I had it graded.    

We also touched on oddities.  To me, they are pieces of art.

Like these:

Cutouts (part of my coin collection - did not find metal detecting)
buffalo nickel, mercs, Indian head penny

And these:

Hobo Nickels (given to me from a friend, not found detecting)

Dave even gave my baby girl a shout out!

That little detector really works, too!

Overall, being a guest on the detecting lifestyle's podcast was a great experience, and I hope to do it again.  Thanks again to Dave McMahon.  Be sure to check out his blog and the podcast - they're both excellent and doing great things to advance our hobby.


  1. Thanks so much, Craig!

  2. Congrats DJ .. !!

  3. Thanks Dave! I was a little nervous going into it but it went good. I could talk coins for hours...

  4. Way to go buddy! Im sure people love to experience your knowledge and stories on history!