Member Talks & Videos

Sketch for a Monument: A Medallion in Terracotta

During the MCA Social Hour on February 24, 2021, Dr. Stephen K. Scher delivered a short talk entitled "Sketch for a Monument: A Medallion in Terracotta". In it he discusses a portrait medallion of Honoré Daumier by Adolphe Victor Geoffroy-Dechaume, along with related works by these two artists.

Old Well, New Water: Drawing Inspirations from Classic Medals

Heidi Wastweet was the keynote speaker for the Medal Collectors of America January virtual club meeting. Her talk was entitled "Old Well, New Water: Drawing modern Inspirations from Classic Medals".

Medals of an Era of Promise and Failure: Collecting Reconstruction, 1863-1877

John Kraljevich was the keynote speaker for the Medal Collectors of America August club meeting that was our first meeting held via Zoom. His talk was entitled "Medals of an Era of Promise and Failure: Collecting Reconstruction, 1863-1877".

Van Loon Medals Relating to the Eighty Years' War

Andrew Absil of Schulman auction house was the keynote speaker for the Medal Collectors of America January 2020 meeting at the New York International Numismatic Convention. His talk discussed Van Loon medals relating to the Eighty Years' War.

A Review of the Medallic Work of Charles Cushing Wright

Neil Musante was the keynote speaker for the Medal Collectors of America August 2019 meeting at the ANA's World Fair of Money. His talk discusses the medallic work of Charles Cushing Wright.

Art and Memory: The Role of Medals

Presentations from the MCA/MHS conference held in Boston in November 2018. Topics include the MHS collection, American college medals, medallic Americana, the work of Victor David Brenner, so-called dollars, medal books, and the Medallic Art Company archives. Two panels discuss the art of the medal and reasons to collect medals.

The Medallic Art of Joel Iskowitz

Joel Iskowitz gives the keynote presentation for the MCA meeting at the 2019 New York International Numismatic Convention.

The Crane Collection of Indian Peace Medals

Barry D. Tayman presents for Dr. Lawrence Lee. Presentation covers the Indian Peace Medals at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science from the Crane collection.

Jewish-American Hall of Fame Medals

Mel Wacks presents medals created by Victor Ries and Gerta Ries Wiener between 1969-1994. Keynote given to the Medal Collectors of America August 2017 at the ANA World's Fair of Money.

Hunting the Wild Aftercast: Confessions of a Medal Collector

Dr. Stephen Scher discusses his history in collecting medals in a talk at the Medal Collectors of America January 2017 Meeting during the New York International Numismatic Convention.

The Lore & Lure of American Medals

Q. David Bowers gives an incredible speech at the Medal Collectors of America January 2016 Meeting.

The Tools of Numismatics: Presenting Your Collections

Robert F. Fritsch discusses tools for collecting at the Medal Collectors of America August 2016 Meeting.

Medallic History of Religious Intolerance

Benjamin Weiss discusses religious intoleranace and bigotry as shown through historical and commemorative medals. This presentation was given at the ANA in 2012.