Medallic Art Company

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Medallic Art Company
Private
Genre Academic and Corporate Awards
Founded 1903
Area served
United States and Canada
Website www.medallic.com
Cooper Medal reverse

Medallic Art Company, Ltd. based in Dayton, Nevada is "America’s oldest and largest private mint" and specializes in making academic awards, maces, medallions, along with chains of office and universities medals for schools.[1][2]

The Medallic Art Company makes custom 2D and 3D medals[3] and "has produced some of the world’s most distinguished awards such as the Pulitzer Prize, the Peabody Award, the Newbery and Caldecott medals, and the Inaugural medals for eleven U.S. Presidents."[4] The Medallic Art Company also struck medals for two important medallic art series in the United States: the Circle of Friends of the Medallion[5] and The Society of Medalists.[6]

In August 1971, Joseph B. Hartzog, Jr., director of the National Park Service, awarded a contract to the Kalispell, Montana, firm of Roche Jaune Inc. to produce a series of 37 medals, called the “National Parks Centennial Series”, that depict a scene in each of America's national parks. The medals, designed by Frank Hagel, were struck by the Medallic Art Company which was still operating in New York City at the time.[7]

Henry Weil, "a highly respected French sculptor living in New York City," founded the Medallic Art Company in 1903.[8] The Medallic Art Company was originally located in New York and moved to Danbury, Connecticut in 1972, Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 1991 then to Dayton, Nevada in 1997 where it currently operates in a 115,000-square-foot (10,700 m2) facility.[8]

Recent events[edit]

In July 2009, Medallic Art Company was purchased by Northwest Territorial Mint.[9]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Medallic Art Company Announces New Web Site". Coin Week. 
  2. ^ Medallic Art Company Ltd. Medallic Art Company, Ltd. Homepage, Medallic Art Company Ltd. website, 2006. Retrieved on September 9, 2007.
  3. ^ Medallic Art Company Ltd. "Custom Medals of Distinction", Medallic Art Company Ltd. website. Retrieved on September 9, 2007.
  4. ^ Medallic Art Company Ltd. "Medallic Art Prestigious Awards", Medallic Art Company Ltd. website, 2004. Retrieved on September 9, 2007.
  5. ^ Johnson, D. Wayne. "Circle of Friends of the Medallion", Medal Collectors of America website, 2004. Retrieved on September 9, 2007.
  6. ^ Reed, Fred. "Enduring Society of Medalists First Issue Continues to Attract Collectors", Professional Coin Grading Service website, September 9, 1999. Retrieved on September 9, 2007.
  7. ^ "An Invitation to the Residents of Northwest Montana from Roche Jaune Inc. of Kalispell". The Daily Inter Lake (Kalispell, MT). April 9, 1972. p. 22. 
  8. ^ a b Medallic Art Company Ltd. "The History of Medallic Art Company", Medallic Art Company Ltd. website, 2004. Retrieved on September 9, 2007.
  9. ^ "Mint celebrates more than state's 150th anniversary". LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. 

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