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AMSA issues 2010 Hynes medal

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The American Medallic Sculpture Association issued a medal to mark its meeting and exhibit at the 2010 American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Boston.

The Aug. 13 meeting featured a lecture from Donald Scarinci, medallic art expert and member of the Citizen’s Coinage Advisory Committee. He discussed the history of the American Numismatic Society’s J. Sanford Saltus Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Art of the Medal.

A total of 77 medals from 29 medalists were on display in the educational area of the bourse.

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The association’s medal honors John B. Hynes, a former Boston mayor and namesake of the Hynes Convention Center, where the Boston World’s Fair of Money was held Aug. 10-14. The obverse, designed by Daniel Altshuler, bears a portrait of Hynes, his name and the years of his life.

The medal reverse was designed by Jeanne Stevens-Sollman. It features the acronyms “AMSA” and “ANA,” as well as the year and convention location.

A first run of 25 medals measuring 3 inches in diameter and made of bronze-patinated copper was produced to fulfill advance orders and exhibit sales.

A subsequent issue of 3-inch silver-plated copper medals are available for $175 each.

To place an order, contact Altshuler, exhibition chairman, by e-mail at daltshuler@nii.netor, or by phone at (978) 283-2331. Make payment to AMSA and mail to Daniel Altshuler, AMSA, Exhibition Chairman, 50 Blackburn Center, Gloucester, MA 01930.

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