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  Issue Year Sculptor Obverse Reverse
PIC 1 1930 Laura Gardin Fraser Hunter and dog Ruffled grouse
PIC 2 1930 Paul Manship Dionysus Satyrs treading grapes
PIC 3 1931 Hermon A. MacNeil Indian prayer for rain Hopi snake dance
PIC 4 1931 Frederick MacMonnies Charles A. Lindbergh Lone Eagle allegory
PIC 5 1932 Lee Lawrie Whatsoever a man soweth That shall he also reap
PIC 6 1932 John Flanagan Aphrodite Torch race
PIC 7 1933 Carl Paul Jennewein Gloria Fama
PIC 8 1933 Gaetano Cecere Pegasus and men No easy way to the stars
PIC 9 1934 Herbert Adams Boy fishing Little fish a prize
PIC 10 1934 Albert Laessle American-turkey Abundance-corn
PIC 11 1935 Lorado Taft Great lakes Five maidens
PIC 12 1935 Anthony de Francisci Creation Swirling universe
PIC 13 1936 R. Tait McKenzie Youth putting the shot Four runners
PIC 14 1936 Albert Stewart Ploughman and crosses Peace
PIC 15 1937 Robert I. Aitken Lovers All mankind loves a lover
PIC 16 1937 Chester Beach In peace fathers die In war sons die
PIC 17 1938 A. Stirling Calder Dance of life With pleasure and pain
PIC 18 1938 Gertrude K. Lathrop Conserve wildlife Antelope
PIC 19 1939 Edward McCartan Peace in the new world War in the old world
PIC 20 1939 John Gregory Cere's blessing Scarcity shall shun you
PIC 21 1940 Edmond Amateis Aesop's fable of hawk Dog and reflection
PIC 22 1940 Walker Hancock Two men building Overcoming adversity
PIC 23 1941 Joseph E. Renier Woman and child Prometheus
PIC 24 1941 Edwin Springweiler Arctic-polar bear Antarctic-penguins
PIC 25 1942 Janet Decoux Thou sluggard Go to the ant
PIC 26 1942 Brenda Putman Man with airplane Bird in flight
PIC 27 1943 Anna Hyatt Huntington African elephant Water hole
PIC 28 1943 Carl L. Schmitz Freedom of speach & religion Freedom from want & fear
PIC 29 1944 Richard Recchia Inspiration Aspiration
PIC 30 1944 Mahonri Young Riggers Riveters
PIC 31 1945 Rene P. Chambellan Flag raising on Iwo Jima For conquer we must
PIC 32 1945 Berthold Nebel Wounded soldier Atomic bomb explosion
PIC 33 1946 Joseph Kiselewski World peace Dove and olive branch
PIC 34 1946 Sidney Waugh Privacy makes innocent Nameless worthy
PIC 35 1947 Bruce Moore Eternal vigilance Destruction
PIC 36 1947 Henry Kreis Wise virgins Foolish virgins
PIC 37 1948 Michael Lantz John the Baptist Salome
PIC 38 1948 Thomas Lo Medico Pursuit of happiness Good will toward men
PIC 39 1949 Adolph A. Weinman Genesis Web of destiny
PIC 40 1949 Leo Friedlander Harmony Creates tranquility
PIC 41 1950 Donal Hord Man must sow To reap
PIC 42 1950 Cecil Howard Peace is life War is death
PIC 43 1951 Albert A. Wein God the creator Creating heaven & earth
PIC 44 1951 Wheeler Williams Madonna and child Lamb
PIC 45 1952 James Earl Fraser Pony Express New Frontiers
PIC 46 1952 Karl Gruppe Eagle Boy Scouts
PIC 47 1953 Gifford MacGregor Proctor Fish Dry fly lure
PIC 48 1953 Peter Dalton Brotherhood Swords into ploughshares
PIC 49 1954 Adam Beiskie Art goddess Sculptor's tools
PIC 50 1954 Ivan Mestrovic Socrates Plato
PIC 51 1955 Malvina Hoffman Races of man No man is an island
PIC 52 1955 Georg Lober Hans Christian Andersen 150th Anniversary
PIC 53 1956 John Angel Adam and Eve Annunciation of Virgin
PIC 54 1956 Paul Fjelde Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass
PIC 55 1957 Pietro Montana St. Francis of Assisi at prayer St. Francis and leper
PIC 56 1957 Donald De Lue Creator of universe Creator of man
PIC 57 1958 Charles Rudy Year's at the spring Day's at the morn
PIC 58 1958 Jean de Marco Clown with horn Music and drama
PIC 59 1959 Allan Rouser Apache fire dancer Buffalo hunt
PIC 60 1959 Katherine Weems Puma Wild fowl
PIC 61 1960 Leo Lentelli Romulus and Remus Constantine the Great
PIC 62 1960 Adlai S. Hardin Three wisemen Nativity
PIC 63 1961 Adolph Block Pilgrims landing Holy cause of liberty
PIC 64 1961 Nat Chote Goliath David
PIC 65 1962 Oronzio Malderelli Dancers Bathers
PIC 66 1962 Carl Mose This our heritage This our land
PIC 67 1963 Karen Worth To the stars Spirit of the space age
PIC 68 1963 Joseph A. Coletti Glory of God Great frigate bird
PIC 69 1964 Robert A. Weinman Honor to Socrates Light of knowlege
PIC 70 1964 Frank Eliscu Underwater swimmer Seascape
PIC 71 1965 Margaret Grigor Alaska Hawaii
PIC 72 1965 Elizabeth Weistrop Sower of the forest Squirrels
PIC 73 1966 Robert Lohman Nature Creativity
PIC 74 1966 Ralph J. Menconi Thomas Jefferson Liberty
PIC 75 1967 Herring Coe Flying sauser Hippocampus and mermaid
PIC 76 1967 Donald R. Miller Five forms of life Wilderness is preservation
PIC 77 1968 Nina Winkel Girls dancing Boys building
PIC 78 1968 Terry Lies Medical research Spider and web
PIC 79 1969 Bruno Mankowski Paul Bunyan Johnny Appleseed
PIC 80 1969 Boris Buzan Space control room Astronaut on moon
PIC 81 1970 Julian Hoke Harris Uncle Remus tales Brer Rabbit in briar patch
PIC 82 1970 Tom Allen, Jr. Flame of life Pro vita
PIC 83 1971 Hal Reed Four scientists Unleashing the atom
PIC 84 1971 Elbert Weinberg Pandora one Atomic cloud
PIC 85 1972 Sten Jacobsson Christ and multitude Pagan joys
PIC 86 1972 John Edward Svenson Chilkat Chieftan Indian carvings
PIC 87 1973 Mico Kaufman Youth with guitar Soldier carrying wounded
PIC 88 1973 Edward R. Grove Alphabets of the world English alphabet
PIC 89 1974 Laszlo Ispanky Girl in spring Youth in fall
PIC 90 1974 Stanley Bleifeld Chinese philosophers Chinese landscape
PIC 91 1975 Frederick Shrady Courage and hope Bird in flight
PIC 92 1975 Bruno Lucchesi Couple embracing Mother and baby
PIC 93 1976 Harvey Weiss Grasshopper Whale
PIC 94 1976 Anthony Notaro Pilgrims Mayflower
PIC 95 1977 Harry Marinsky Youth dreaming Castle in Spain
PIC 96 1977 Stephen Robin Tutankhamun Egyptian pectoral
PIC 97 1978 Robert Cook Music Dance
PIC 98 1978 Moissaya Marans Dawn Dusk
PIC 99 1979 Donald A. borja Helios the Sun God Solar energy
PIC 100 1979 Linda Harper Laughter Tears
PIC 101 1980 Marcel Jovine Unicorn Medieval procession
PIC 102 1980 Edward Fenno Hoffman III Alice in Wonderland Winnie the Pooh
PIC 103 1981 Laci de Gerenday Cougar Deer in woods
PIC 104 1981 Elizabeth Gordon Chandler Visual arts Performing arts
PIC 105 1982 John Cook Faun with pipes Man with mask
PIC 106 1982 Don Everhart II Dance of the dolphins Dolphins leaping
PIC 107 1983 Joseph Di Lorenzo Excalibur Camalot
PIC 108 1983 Carter Jones George Balanchine Dancers
PIC 109 1984 Dexter Jones Clown Harlequin and Columbine
PIC 110 1984 Margaret C. Ellison Bands of living creatures Zodiac
PIC 111 1985 Donald De Lue Man bursting the bounds Back of man
PIC 112 1985 Richard McDermott Miller Girl escaping man Man capturing girl
PIC 113 1986 Marika Somogyi Woman looking in mirror Devel watching through mirror
PIC 114 1986 Alex Shagin Children circling globe Earth from space
PIC 115 1987 Robert A. Weinman Cat and mouse Cat behind cheese
PIC 116 1987 Robert Cronbach Sunrise Moonrise
PIC 117 1988 Leonda Finke The Prodigal Son - departure Emotional Reunion
PIC 118 1988 Patrica Lewis-Verani Snow - Eskimo and dog sled Sand - Arab on Camel
PIC 119 1989 Nicola d'Alton Moss Charles Darwin Giant Galapagos turtle
PIC 120 1989 Keiichi Uryu Man is Strength Woman is Love and Beauty
PIC 121 1990 Eugene Daub Spirit of fire Depiction of ice
PIC 122 1990 Marcel Jovine Michelangelo's Creation Biblical prophesy
PIC 123 1991 Michael Meszaros Winding Staircase Staircase Looking Down
PIC 124 1992 Joseph Sheppard Icarus in flight toward the sun Icarus in free fall
PIC 125 1993 Don Everhart III Tyrannosaurus Rex Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil
PIC 126 1993 Karen Worth Adam and Eve Retribution
PIC 127 1994 Amuhullah Haiderzad The Old Kabul Bazaar
PIC 128 1994 Don Everhart III Set of six dinosaur medals Dinosaur fossils
PIC 129 1995 Geri Gould Last Supper Nativity, Baptism, Crucifixion, and Resurrection

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This list originally written by D. Wayne Johnson and rights retained by him; used with permission.

This listing includes the original pricing supplied by Paul Bosco in the inaugural issue of the MCA's publication "The Medal Cabinet" (Summer 2000) for the silver issues and Paul's updated values for the bronze pieces that appeared in the Spring/Summer 2002 edition of "The MCA Advisory."



Johnson (D. Wayne) Collectors’ Choice. Weston, CT: Society of Medalists. (1970) 8 pages.


List of collector topics found in SoM series and other notable characteristics found among SoM medals.


Norton (R.W.) Art Gallery. Medallic History of the United States of America; August 8 to September 17, 1972. Shreveport, LA: Norton Art Gallery, 40 pages.


The Society of Medalists is item 59 on pages 27-28. The Norton Art Gallery owned a complete set and borrowed another from Medallic Art Co to display a double set–for obverse and reverse--of 85 SoM medals for this exhibition.


Stahl (Alan M., editor) The Medal in America. New York: American Numismatic Society. Coinage of the Americas Conference. Sept 24-27, 1987. Volume 1, 247 page. Contains: Noble (Joseph Veach) “The Society of Medalists,” p 223-247.


Includes tables of medals issued by the Circle of Friends of the Medallion, 1909-1915, and The Society of Medals, 1930-1987 [furnished by D. Wayne Johnson]. In 1988 The Society of Medalists reprinted Joseph Veach Noble’s article as a separate monograph of 26 pages (numbered 224-247 as in original). It included illustrations of nine SoM medals and tables also as in original.


Collectors’ Auctions, Ltd. Auction Catalog at The Greater New York Coin Convention, Friday, September 7 and Saturday, September 8 (1990). Danbury, CT: Collectors’ Auctions, Ltd.. 2784 lots, illustrated. Compiled and copyrighted by D. Wayne Johnson.


The only American auction in which every Society of Medalist Issue up to #110, in addition to silver medals, special issues and paperweights were sold individually (34 silver medals and 122 bronze among 156 total lots).


Salmon (Robin R.) Brookgreen Gardens Sculpture. Volume II. Brookgreen Gardens, SC: Printed by Trustees (1993) 297 pages, 100 photos.


Because of a fortuitous bequest of a complete set of Society of Medalists medals by its onetime president, Joseph Veach Noble, Brookgreen Gardens has taken a dynamic interest in collecting the medallic and sculptural work of all SoM artists. Thus every SoM artist is covered in this book.


Marqusee (John E.) One Hundred Years of American Medallic Art, 1845-1945; the John E. Marqusee Collection. Ithaca, NY: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, 98 pages, illustrated.


All 32 Society of Medalists issues up to 1945 (Issues #1 through 32, plus #34 and #38) are contained in this collection. In the Introduction, Susan Luftschein discusses the Societyof Medalists at length, p xxii-xxiv.


Bosco (Paul) Society of Medalists Pricing Guide. The Medal Cabinet 1:1 (Summer 2000 ) p 8-9. Revised: Pricing Update for SoM Medals The MCA Advisory 4:2,3 (Spring-Summer 2002) p 12,15.


Both of these periodicals published by Medal Collectors of America. Silver medals were listed in the first list, bronze only for the second.

{2011} Alexander, D. T., American Art Medals, 1909-1995, Circle of Friends of the Medallion and Society of Medalists," American Numismatic Society, Studies in Medallic Art #1, 2011.

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