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.

ANA Summer Seminar - Medallic Washington

The course Medallic Washington: Images of Our First President in Numismatics will be taught by Dr. David Menchell and Neil Musante at the 2019 ANA Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs on June 16-19, 2019.

The MCA Advisory

Volume 21, No. 4 (December 2018)

Their Secrets Revealed! Early American College Secret Society Medals

by John Sallay

Allegorical Representations of America on European and American Medals

by Alan Stahl

The Art of the Medal (a panel discussion)

Ira Rezak, Robert Hoge, Scott Miller, Cory Gillilland

The Early Work of Victor David Brenner

by Patrick McMahon

So-Called Dollars as a Reflection of 19th and 20th Century American Culture

by Jonathan Brecher

Books & Medals

by Leonard Augsburger

Rescuing American Heritage: The Saga of the Medallic Art Companyby Ute Wartenberg

Why Collect Medals (a panel discussion)

Stephen Scher, John Sallay, Rob Rodriguez, Dave Bowers, John W. Adams

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