Member Talks & Videos

Roma Pacifica: The Phoebe A. Hearst Architectural Plaquette

During the MCA Social Hour on November 19, 2022, Michael Wehner discussed the Phoebe A. Hearst architectural plaquette by Oscar Roty.

Unveiling of the Washington Memorial Philadelphia, PA

During the MCA Social Hour on October 15, 2022, Gamal Amer discussed the unveiling of the Washington Memorial in Philadelphia and related medals.

Restoration of a Lead Renaissance Medal

During the MCA Social Hour on July 30, 2022, Peter Olav Pleuss discussed his experience having a rare lead German Renaissance medal restored.

The John Scott Award Medal

During the MCA Social Hour on March 19, 2022, Gamal Amer delivered a short talk about "The John Scott Medal".

MACO Die Shells: The Essential Stage Between Model and Medal

Dr. Jesse Kraft of the ANS presented the talk "MACO Die Shells: The Essential Stage Between Model and Medal" at the January 2022 meeting of the Medal Collectors of America (MCA) at the NYINC.

Stages on Life's Way

During the MCA Social Hour on November 13, 2021, Dr. Stephen K. Scher delivered a short talk about medals related to "Stages on Life's Way".

Laura Gardin's 1911 Cardinal Farley Medal

During the MCA Social Hour on November 13, 2021, George S. Cuhaj delivered a short talk about "Laura Gardin's 1911 Cardinal Farley Medal".

Humor and Satire in Medals

During the MCA Social Hour on September 11, 2021, Dr. Stephen K. Scher delivered a short talk about "Humor and Satire in Medals".

An Unexpected James Garfield U.S. Mint Presidential Medal PR-20

During the MCA Social Hour on September 11, 2021, Heath MacAlpine delivered a short talk about "An Unexpected James Garfield U.S. Mint Presidential Medal PR-20".

The Newman Portal for Medal Collectors

Len Augsburger presented the keynote talk for the August 2021 meeting of the MCA at the ANA World's Fair of Money. The topic of his talk is the Newman Portal for Medal Collectors.

Grading Medals

During the MCA Social Hour on July 10, 2021, Bob Fagaly delivered a short talk on the topic of grading medals.

Architecture on Medals

During the MCA Social Hour on June 12, 2021, Dr. Stephen K. Scher delivered a short talk about "Architecture on Medals".

Heraldry on Medals

During the MCA Social Hour on March 27, 2021, Dr. Stephen K. Scher delivered a short talk about "Heraldry on Medals".

La Collection Imperiale of Napoleon I

During the MCA Social Hour on March 27, 2021, Bob Fritsch delivered a short talk about the medals of "La Collection Imperiale of Napoleon I".

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.