The Medal Collectors of America is one of my favorite specialty clubs, and its publication, the MCA Advisory, keeps getting better
and better. I highly encourage readers to consider their membership offer, which follows. -Editor
The most recent issue of the MCA Advisory, journal of the Medal Collectors of America, is jam-packed. After receiving the
July-August 2015 issue, the venerable Dave Bowers commented:
“Just finished SKIMMING this issue! Wow! Now, as usual, I will spend an hour or two digesting each word. . . Immersing in such stuff
is intellectually stimulating, much if not most content is not available in any other single source, and numismatics and history are
nicely merged . . . nicely done”
The issue contains a diversified group of detailed and insightful articles on historical and art medals, many written by award-winning
- Musée Carnavalet – by John W. Adams
- The Clodion Terra Cotta Sculpture of the Libertas Americana Reverse – Tony J. Lopez
- The Duviviers- Chester L. Sullivan
- Reverend George Trask – Anne Bentley
- The Medal as Metaphor: Enduring Symbols – Marcy Leavitt Bourne
- A Look Alike or a Pisanello – Lev Tsitrin
- Book Review: Medallic Art of the American Numismatic Society by Scott H. Miller – David T. Alexander.
MCA is giving away a free electronic copy of the current issue of the MCA Advisory to all E-Sylum members. The MCA
E-Advisory can be opened and viewed here: July August 2015
MCA E-Advisory (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5ABLMM43RQLN3VaYW0tcXhNVXM/view).
Medal Collectors of America is an ANA member club, founded in 1998 for collectors of historical and art medals. Last year, Dave Bowers
praised the MCA and their Advisory in his blog:
“. . . the object of my attention is the Medal Collectors of America. Although I have been there and done that in American numismatics
for nearly all of my life, and while I find medals one of the most interesting fields, each issue of the MCA Advisory contains
information of which I knew little or nothing before.”
“This group, which publishes the MCA Advisory, is one of the most dynamic organizations to which I belong.”
MCA is now offering a special membership promotion for E-Sylum readers. We offer two types of membership: Electronic at $25 per
year, and print at $55 per year. If you mention the E-Sylum promotion when you sign up and pay your first years dues, you will
receive membership all the way through the end of 2016. The remaining 2015 issues of the MCA Advisory (print or by e-mail depending on the
type of membership you pay for) will be free!
The MCA website is full of information and resources on the organization and medal collecting: www.medalcollectors.org .
The membership application can be found at the link below. Please print, complete, and forward the application to MCA Treasurer Barry D.
Tayman at the address shown on the application. Remember to mention the E-Sylum promotion so your membership will be extended
through the end of 2016:
MCA Membership Application
I agree completely with Dave Bowers' assessment. This current issue is stunning. The authors are painstaking researchers, and often
break new ground in this important area of study. But they keep it fun as well, as illustrated by the delightfully whimsical covers
composed by Producer Neil Musante. Becoming a member is well worth the modest cost. Sign up today! -Editor
Wayne Homren, Editor
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