ANA Summer Seminar - Introduction to Medals & Medal Collecting

The course Introduction to Medals & Medal Collecting will be taught by David T. Alexander and David Menchell at the 2022 ANA Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs on June 26-29, 2022.
Medal Collectors of America was founded in 1998 as a club dedicated to the study and collection of artistic and historical medals. Our goal is to encourage research and publication in the medal field, while bringing together all who are interested, through meetings, publications, and other activities. Our magazine, The MCA Advisory, is published quarterly in both print and electronic versions, and we encourage submissions from both newcomers and experienced researchers. We hold two meetings a year, which are open to all, featuring guest speakers on a wide range of topics relating to medal collecting. One is held in August in conjunction with the American Numismatic Association convention, and the second in January in conjunction with the New York International Numismatic convention. One of the greatest benefits to membership is the opportunity to acquire our annual medal, which is struck in very limited quantities and available only to members.

The MCA Advisory

Volume 24, No. 4 (December 2021)

2021 Jewish Hall of Fame Medal

by Mel Wacks

Design of a Commemorative Medal

by Ángel O. Navarro Zayas

Who Made It

by Lev Tsitrin

A Census of Betts–614

by Jack L. Howes and Roger Siboni

Further Observations on the Continental Dollar

by Roger Siboni and James Rosen

The Continental Dollar: Some Observations and Suggested Research

by John Sallay and Patrick McMahon

Observations on the Design of the Continental Dollar

by Scott Miller

Medals: Grading & Slabbing, Part 1

by Robert Fagaly and Tony J. Lopez

Judaica Art Medal Award

by Mel Wacks

The Phantom Engraver

by Christopher Faulkner

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