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.

MCA-MHS Conference on Medals

The Medal Collectors of America and the Massachusetts Historical Society have teamed up to organize an unprecedented conference on medals and medal collecting, Art and Memory: The Role of Medals, in Boston on Saturday, November 10.

The MCA Advisory

Volume 21, No. 1 (March 2018)

Medallic Joke

by Lev Tsitrin

When the Heir to the Throne Nearly Died

by Ron Cheek

Looking to a Future: Students Express Doubts and Hopes

by Marcy Leavitt Bourne

A Newman Portal Overview for Medal Collectors

by Len Augsburger

A Tale of Two Medals

by Matthew J. Robinson

18th Century Books on Medals Sold in New Work

by David Fanning

Colonel Louis Antoine Jean-Baptiste de Cambray-Digny

by Tony Lopez

The Mark Twain Six-Pack Puzzle

by Harry Waterson

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