Mitch Sanders

Mitch Sanders

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17 Jan 2022

Coin Design and Engraving: Processes and Personalities

Coins are mass-produced, everyday objects, and they wouldn’t exist without their economic function. But coins are also miniature works of art. And, like all works of art, they arise from the vision of their creators and are implemented by the technology of their times.

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16 Sep 2021

Storing Your Coin Collection

Whether your concern is safety, appearance or expense, there are storage options for every numismatist.

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27 Aug 2021

None the Worse for Wear

Though not as pretty as their unblemished counterparts, circulated coins connect us through their everyday use.

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30 Jul 2021

The Quest

In numismatics, as in life, it’s wise to follow the Fugio Cent’s advice —“mind your business” because “time flies.”

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15 Jul 2021

Diverse Denominations

In the modern era, Americans have become accustomed to a monetary system with only four circulating coins.  But the familiar penny, nickel, dime, and quarter actually represent a historic low in denominational diversity.

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31 May 2021

Nine Interesting Lincoln Cents

This lowly, seemingly insignificant denomination teaches much about history, art and numismatics.

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20 May 2021

Circulating and Non-Circulating Legal Tender

When it comes to legal tender, there are two, related paradoxes in numismatics.

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30 Apr 2021

Chaos and Calm on American Currency

We all make certain assumptions about money. We assume that there will be enough currency and coin to complete any transaction, that we can spend and receive money without difficulty or doubt, and that money will hold its value over short spans of time.

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31 Mar 2021

Cleared for Takeoff: World Banknotes

World banknotes represent a tangible connection to history and culture around the world, offering numerous enjoyable opportunities for those who want to travel the globe through numismatics.

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17 Mar 2021

North American Numismatics

More than just geographic neighbors, the three major nations of North America have shared numerous historical and contemporary experiences – including in the realm of numismatics.

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