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Art-Medal Celebrates 200th Anniversary of Birth of Lutheran Church Leader

The International Association of Reformation Coins and Medals (IARCM) announces an art-medal commemorating the birth of one of the most prominent leaders of American Lutheranism, Carl Ferdinand Wilhelm Walther... more ]

‘Cityscapes’ – City views on historical coins and medals

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham (UK), shows an exhibition on panoramic views of Europe’s great cities on European coins and medals. ‘Cityscapes’ will be on display until 6 October 2013 and in addition it will be accompanied by an online exhibition. more ]

Medal honours pioneer American aviator Arthur Welsh

The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington is issuing art medals commemorating pioneer American Jewish aviator Arthur Welsh (1881-1912) almost exactly a century after Welsh’s tragic death while testing a military plane at the College Park airfield. more ]

Athenian owl is a bankruptcy vulture

Erwin Dietrich AG is always up to fun with its ingenious medals and tokens. The most recent issue is dedicated to the Greek euro crisis. The euro is in mourning and the owl has become a vulture threatening bankruptcy. more ]

Olympic Medals contain less gold than once

Olympic medals use a lot of metal but these days the gold medal is mostly silver. The last time the Olympic Games handed out solid gold medals was a hundred years ago at the 1912 Summer Games in Stockholm, Sweden. Here you will find some interesting trivia about Olympic gold! more ]

Czech Medals to commemorate noble family

The Czech Mint has issued a set of four medals in gold and silver. Each medal is dedicated to a famous member of the Bohemian house of Wartenberg that flourished in the 14th and 15th centuries. more ]

Mirroring Medicine: Medals Exhibition in New York

Until January 11, 2013 the Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library at the Columbia University Medical Center, New York, presents “Mirroring Medicine,” an exhibition of medical-themed medals from the collection of Dr. Ira Rezak. more ]

Spectacular series of exhibition on French medallic art

In November and December 2012 a series of exhibitions on French medallic art in the 19th and 20th century in France has started. The title of the exhibitions is ‘Au creux de la main: La médaille en France aux XIXe et XXe siècles’. more ]

Israel Coins and Medals has issued ‘Iron Dome’ State Medal

Israel Coins and Medals has issued a state medal commemorating Iron Dome, a mobile defense solution for countering short range rockets and artillery shell threats unparalleled anywhere else in the world. The medal is available in silver and bronze. more ]

Ten Commandment set of gold medals

For the first time in the history of Israel, the Ten Commandments are presented on a set of unique fine gold .9999 medals, just released by Israel Coins and Medals Corp. The set of ten medals is issued in a limited edition and comes in a handsome presentation case. more ]

Israel honours 60 years Holocaust memorial centre Yad Vashem with coins

Yad Vashem in Jerusalem is a pioneer of Holocaust Museums worldwide. It is the Jewish people’s living memorial to the Holocaust and celebrates its foundation 60 years ago. To mark that anniversary the Israel Mint issues the Israel 65th Anniversary Coin 2013. more ]

Israel issues state medal to mark 19th Maccabiah

In occasion of the 19th Maccabiah 2013, the ‘Jewish Olympics’, the world’s largest Jewish sports event, the Israel Mint issues a series of state medals in bronze and sterling silver. A limited gold version may be struck by order. more ]

Medal commemorates Nixon's visit to China 40 years ago

A Chinese company, an American Mint, leading Chinese medalists, and one of America’s outstanding coin designers have combined their talents to produce a remarkable medal commemorating the 40th anniversary of President Nixon’s historic visit to China. more ]

The sinking of the Lusitania: medals as war propaganda

The sinking of RMS Lusitania on 7 May 1915 was a hugely significant event during the First World War and was subsequently chosen as a subject of German war propaganda. Henry Flynn, Project Curator with the British Museum tells the story of a German medal by Karl Goetz and its British reply. more ]

2014 Jewish-American Hall of Fame Medal Features Immortal Four Chaplains

The Jewish-American Hall of Fame medal 2014 honoring United States Jewish Chaplains features Rabbi Alexander Goode, along with the other Immortal Four Chaplains, and Rabbi Jacob Frankel, the first U.S. Jewish Chaplain. more ]

Huster Medals on Jan Hus and Reformation

In cooperation with the International Association of Reformation Coins and Medals the renowned medallist Victor Huster has designed a Limited Edition Art-Medal commemorating the 600th anniversary of the martyrdom of Jan Hus and the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. more ]

Triumph and disaster: medals of the Sun King

The British Museum hosts a display on medals of the ‘Sun King’ Louis XIV in its Room 69a until 15 November 2015. ‘Triumph and disaster: medals of the Sun King’ explores the ‘Medallic History’ of Louis’ reign. more ]

The Rise of the Art Medal - the Belle Epoque and Beyond

“The Rise of the Art Medal – the Belle Epoque and Beyond” is an exhibition in New York running until July 2017. It is this period that saw the emergence and development of the art medal – and hence the discussion of what constitutes a medal. more ]

The artistic idea behind the Olympic medals of 2018

Have you wondered why the Olympic medals, pursued by sportsmen and -women from around the world in Pyongyang during the last weeks, feature such a reduced pattern? The designer of the medals has explained his complex way to simplicity. more ]

Contemporary medals on display at New York gallery

“TEXTURE TEMPERATURE WEIGHT” at Medialia Gallery, New York, shows over a hundred medallic sculptures created by members of the American Medallic Sculpture Association. more ]

Otakar Dusek Receives Mel Wacks Judaica Art Medal Award

The Mel Wacks Judaica Art Medal Award was awarded to Otakar Dusek for his Todesmarsch medal at the 2018 XXXV FIDEM Art Medal Congress. The medal is said to show “how a relatively small medal can have significance far beyond its size.” more ]

The Longest-Running Series of Art Medals in the U.S.

Another CoinsWeekly Coin Record has been submitted! This time, it is the longest-running series of art medals in the United States, possibly in the whole world. The renowned series was founded in 1969. more ]

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