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News items from the past six months.

MCA Meeting at the 2019 NYINC (Posted January 2019)

The MCA will hold its 2019 winter meeting at the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) in New York City. The meeting will take place at noon on Saturday, January 12, in the Julliard Room at the Grand Hyatt. Joel Iskowitz, designer of medals for the US Mint, will discuss his work in the talk "Narrative Designs: The Medallic Art of Joel Iskowitz".

More information about the show and events can be found at the NYINC website [⇗].

All are invited and welcome.

Passing of Richard Margolis (Posted December 2018)

Richard Margolis passed away on November 24, 2018. A notable dealer, collector, and author, his work Benjamin Franklin in Terra Cotta: Portrait Medallions by Jean-Baptiste Nini at the Chateau of Chaumont was published in 2015. For more information, please view the E-Sylum article [⇗].

MCA Annual Awards (Posted September 2018)

The MCA issued its 2018 Annual Awards in August at the ANA World's Fair of Money in Philadelphia. The Georgia Stamm Chamberlin award, for newcomers in the field of medallic research, was awarded to Jacob Lipson, a recent graduate of McGill, who is currently working for Heritage Auctions as a cataloguer. He became interested in medals after seeing a medal in the McGill collection, which he also wrote about. Our Carl W. Carlson award, for lifetime achievement in medallic research, was presented to Anne Bentley, Curator of Art & Artifacts at the Massachusetts Historical Society. She has authored and co-authored extensively on the subject of medals, including the book "Comitia Americana and Related Medals," the Columbia-Washington medal, and another book, "Medallic Portraits of Admiral Vernon". At the Society, she has organized numerous exhibitions of the MHS's extensive medal collection.

September Issue of the MCA Advisory Published (Posted September 2018)

The September 2018 issue of The MCA Advisory has been published, and the contents can be viewed here. Members can read the full issue online from their My Account page.