195 Countries
343 Members
279 Medals & Orders
1 Passion
195 Countries
343 Members
279 Medals & Orders
1 Passion

Who We Are

The International Phaleristics Association (IPA) is a non-profit organization founded in 2020 that is dedicated to the study and promotion of the history, art, and culture of orders, decorations, and medals. 

Our Mission

The International Phaleristics Association is dedicated to the preservation and research of world Orders, Decorations, Medals, and Awards.


Our Members

Our members come from all over the world and include historians, collectors, researchers, and anyone with an interest in the subject. We provide a forum for the exchange of information and ideas and promote the study of phaleristics through meetings, publications, and other educational activities.


What We Do

The IPA publishes a quarterly journal, The Phalerist, which contains articles, book reviews, and news of interest to members. The association also organizes regular meetings, lectures, and exhibitions to provide opportunities for members to meet, share their knowledge and interests, and learn more about the field.


Our Goals

It is the goal of IPA to preserve and catalog Orders, Decorations, and Medals from around the
world. Our databases will serve as a searchable catalog of Medals. Through community outreach,
we will introduce a new generation to the history and beauty of Orders, Decorations, Medals and
their recipients.

Join Us

Members get access to all our exclusive publications, our shared medals database, a desktop app and much more!



Your support helps to further our research into medals and orders!

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your donation is tax deductible in the United States.