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1962 American/Canadian Numismatic Association Convention

Category:  Token & Medals
Owner:  BMetoyer
Last Modified:  3/4/2021
Set Description
ANA/CNA medals, tokens, & badges various mints and makers.

MACO Official ANA/CNA manufacturer of Convention medals:

American - Canadian Numismatic Associations (Half Eagle & Half Maple Leaf); Detroit, Michigan 1962, Annual Convention, (Statue). Official convention medal, 40mm diameter, 5mm thick, weight 1.59 troy oz .999, edge marked Medallic Art Co. N.Y., .999 fine silver,

This medal celebrates the joint meeting of the American and the Canadian Numismatic Associations in Detroit in 1962.

The medal's obverse bears left half of American Peace Eagle with sprig of laurel and right half of Canadian maple leave. Above, AMERICAN * (leaf) * CANADIAN; below, NUMISMATIC * ASSOCIATIONS. The reverse bears kneeling figure with outstretched arms, holding sphere in left hand and family in right. Above, ANNUAL CONVENTION; below, DETROIT . MICHIGAN . 1962.

Marshall Fredericks created two beautiful designs for the obverse and reverse. The obverse symbolizes the friendship and close ties between the United States and Canada by merging their national symbols into a whole. The reverse is a hommage at the host city, Detroit, for which Marshall Fredericks had created an iconic sculpture, called The Spirit of Detroit, just four years earlier. He reinterpreted it for this medal to represent "The Spirit of the United States of and Canada."
The medal measures 40mm in diameter and was struck by the Medallic Art Company of New York in both bronze and silver.


Details & Mintage:

Nameplate: 30mm x 57mm, rectangular, gilt with a pin clasp back.
Ribbon: The suspension ribbon is red.
Pendant: 41mm, bronze and looped.
Obverse: The official emblems of the United States and Canada merge to form the obverse design. The peaceful eagle clutching a sprig of laurel in its talons symbolizes friendship. The legend reads, AMERICAN * CANADIAN and NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATIONS below.
Reverse: The Spirit of Detroit is depicted with the inscriptions ANNUAL CONVENTION, and, DETROIT • MICHIGAN • 1962.
Edge: Plain with inscription. MEDALLIC ART CO. NY
Quantity: 2500 bronze badges were issued.

Medals: Medals identical to the badge were issued in bronze, pure silver, and gold. 1000 serial numbered bronze medals, 1000 serial numbered pure silver medals, 200 unnumbered bronze medals, and 1 gold medal were issued. The single gold medal was presented to Miss Eva Adams, Superintendent of the US Mint, by William Louth, Medallic Art Company.

Numismatist Sep 72, p1405

Set Goals
All 1962 American/ Canadian Numismatic Association show issued medals, tokens, & badges in Detroit, MI and associated Exonumia

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