Last week's discussion of the spelling of "Medalist" (one "l") and "Medallist" (two "l"s) prompted
these notes from readers. -Editor
Tom Uram writes:
I was told that it could go either way. The chief judge and I actually had a discussion on this couple years ago.
Just in case anyone is interested in the 22-page brochure, we have them available at the PAN web site for $6.50 including shipping and
To order Tom Uram's Society of Medalists exhibit brochure, see:
SOCIETY of MEDALISTS – Listing Booklet (https://pancoins.org/product/som-booklet/)
Tom forwarded these images from his collection, confirming that the Society of Medalists itself used the one-l spelling. -Editor
Bill Hyder writes:
This is from a 1974 shipment.
David Alexander writes:
I was impressed by the story about a Society of Medalists exhibit, apparently at the U.S. Mint. As author of the only definitive book on that
great series, I would have loved to know about it!
The proper spelling in American English is MEDALIST. No Society of Medalists issue ever appeared with two "L's." Let's save the
two L's for our friends in Britain. Spreading this kind of foolishness serves no one.
See the links below for a review and ordering information on David's great book, which also confirms the Society's spelling. Thanks,
To read the earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
NEW BOOK: AMERICAN ART MEDALS, 1909-1995
BOOK REVIEW: AMERICAN ART MEDALS, 1909-1995
ON MEDALISTS AND MEDALLISTS
Wayne Homren, Editor
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