Latest NewsNews items from the past six months.
MCA Meeting at the 2018 ANA World's Fair of Money (Posted July 2018)
The MCA will hold its next meeting at the ANA World's Fair of Money in Philadelphia. The meeting will take place on Thursday, August 16, at 1:30 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. in room 117 of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. John Sallay will present "Their Secrets Revealed! Early American College Secret Society Medals".
There will also be a variety of other talks at the ANA related to medals:
Thursday, August 16
9:00 - 9:45 am -- Room 121B
Robert Fritsch: The Lure & Lore of Collecting Medals
1:30 - 3:00 pm -- Room 117
Medal Collectors of America General Meeting
John Sallay: Early American College Secret Society Medals
3:00 - 3:45 pm -- Room 121B
Money Talks: Meet the Experts
A Symposium on the Why, What & How to Collect Tokens and Medals
Q. David Bowers, Steve Hayden, Fred Holabird, Neil Musante, & David Schenkman; moderated by Susan Trask
June Issue of the MCA Advisory Published (Posted June 2018)
New MCA Website Launched (Posted June 2018)
A new website for the Medal Collectors of America has been launched. A brand new design has been created, incorporating new material with the previous website information, which allows new content to be added with ease. Additionally, a "My Account" feature has been introduced, where members can log in to access all back issues of The MCA Advisory. Accounts have been established for all members, and they can gain access by following the instructions on the login page to create a password.
MCA-MHS Conference on Medals (Posted April 2018)
Art and Memory: The Role of Medals
Conference organized by the Medal Collectors of America (MCA) and the Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS)
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 8:00AM - 6:30PM, at the MHS, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
Dinner afterward (at Brasserie JO), 7:00PM – 9:00PM
This conference on medals and medal collecting will include a series of presentations on the role medals have played in American history, the evolution of medallic art, and the ways medals have reflected American culture up to the 21st century. In addition, a panel discussion will cover the stylistic developments from Renaissance medallic art to contemporary art medals ("The Art of the Medal"). A second panel will explore the individual passions that drive numismatists to build their unique collections ("Why Collect Medals?").
Presenters will include:
Len Augsburger, Coordinator, Newman Numismatic Portal, Washington University in St. Louis
Anne Bentley, Curator of Art & Artifacts, Massachusetts Historical Society
Jonathan Brecher, co-author of "So-Called Dollars: An Illustrated Standard Catalogue"
Patrick McMahon, Director of Exhibitions, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Alan Stahl, Curator of Numismatics, Princeton University
Panelists will include several noted numismatists: John W. Adams, Q. David Bowers, Cory Gilliland, Scott Miller, Ira Rezak, Rob Rodriguez, John Sallay, and Stephen Scher.