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.

ANA Summer Seminar - Indian Peace Medals

The course Indian Peace Medals will be taught by Dr. Steve Nash and Dr. Lawrence Lee at the 2019 ANA Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs on June 16-19, 2019.

The MCA Advisory

Volume 22, No. 1 (March 2019)

Jewish Hall of Fame Medal Book

by Mel Wacks

Is Strasbourg an Animal or Plant?

by Lev Tsitrin

Sand, Sea and Sky: Remembering Summers

by Marcy Leavitt Bourne

A Short Story of a Portrait Medal

by Gamal Amer

Wright/Trumbull The Declaration of Independence Medal - Another Point of View

by Harry Waterson

The First Treaty of Vienna: A Claim, A Company, A Conquest

by Skyler Liechty

An Interesting Medallic Find

by Larry Gaye

The Fine Art of Enameling Medals was a Multi-layered and Meticulous Process

by David Yawn

Medals Designed and Engraved by Charles E. Barber

by Manuel A. Galguera

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