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The MCA Advisory

The journal of the Medal Collectors of America (, the MCA Advisory features extensive original research, especially in the areas of Betts, Comitia Americana, Admiral Vernon, and Indian Peace medals. Series numbering is as follows.  We acknowledge Ron Thompson for providing a summary of the early issues (see also the September-October 2016 issue of the Advisory).

September 1998 – August 1999 (fiscal year 1): MCA officially formed at the August 1998 ANA convention.  There were two issues published in the first fiscal year, October 1998 (unnumbered) and July 1999 (no. 2). The first fiscal year represented Volume 1 although never designated as such.

September 1999 – August 2000 (fiscal year 2): Three issues were published in this fiscal year, no. 3 (March 2000), no. 4 (July 2000), and a third issue, The Medal Cabinet Issue, which was numbered as “Issue 1 Summer 2000,” although technically fifth in the series.  This fiscal year represented Volume 2, although not designated as such.

September 2000 – August 2001 (fiscal year 3): Two issues, no. 5 (October 2000) and no. 6 (June 2001).  These represent volume 3, although not designated as such.

September 2001 – August 2002 (fiscal year 4): Two issues, numbered as three, namely vol. 4, no. 1 (Winter 2002), and vol. 4, nos. 2 & 3 (Spring & Summer 2002).

September 2002 – August 2003 (fiscal year 5): One issue, unnumbered, dated July 2003. 

September 2003 – December 2003 (fiscal year 6):  Three issues, starting with the vol. 6, no. 2 issue. (The July 2003 issue stated “Beginning our Sixth Year,” which was interpreted as vol. 6, no. 1, when in fact it was an unnumbered issue belonging to vol. 5.)  Thereupon followed vol. 6, no. 3, and vol. 6, no. 4. In January 2004, the volume number was changed to 7, moving the publication numbering from a fiscal to calendar year.  

2004: volume 7, 12 issues, now monthly

2005: volume 8, 12 issues

2006: volume 9, 11 issues (May & June are combined into a single issue)

2007: volume 10, 12 issues 

2008: volume 11, 11 issues (April/May combined as single issue)

2009: volume 12, 10 issues (April/May and October/November are combined issues)

2010: volume 13, 12 issues

2011: volume 14, 8 issues (April/May, June/July, July-September, November/December are combined)

2012: volume 15, 6 issues, now bimonthly.  The MCA currently (6/2016) continues to publish on a bimonthly schedule.


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    The MCA Advisory 3/23/2021

    The MCA Advisory

    Vol. 24, no. 1, March 2021.

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    The MCA Advisory (June 2021) 6/28/2021

    The MCA Advisory (June 2021)

    Vol. 24, no. 2.

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    The MCA Advisory 10/1/2021

    The MCA Advisory

    Vol. 24, no. 3. Articles:

    Scher, Stephen. Heraldry and the Art of Medals.
    Oppenheim, Michael. Canada's Victorian Numbered Indian Treaty Medals.
    Rezak, Ira. Theodore Spicer-Simson (1871-1959).
    Navarro-Zayas, Ángel O. Design of a medal for merits contracted in Cartagena de Indies (1813-1815).
    Tsitrin, Lev. Who's the Horse, and Who's the Dolphin?
    Rodriguez, Robert, and Lopez, Tony J. The 1783 Treaty of Paris, Betts-614: A Census Study
    Kling, Steve. East India: Lead Seals

    The MCA Advisory 10/1/2021

    The MCA Advisory

    Extract from the fall 2021 issue (vol. 24, no. 3) including the article by Ángel O. Navarro Zayas, "Design of a medal for merits contracted in Cartagena de Indias (1813-1815)."

    The MCA Advisory 12/1/2021

    The MCA Advisory

    Vol. 24, no. 4. Articles:

    Wacks, Mel. 2021 Jewish Hall of Fame Medal.
    Navarro Zayas, Ángel O. Design of a Commemorative Medal.
    Tsitrin, Lev. Who Made It.
    Howes, Jack and Siboni, Roger. A Census of Betts-614.
    Siboni, Roger and Rosen, James. Further Observations on the Continental Dollar.
    Sallay, John and McMahon, Patrick. The Continental Dollar: Some Observations and Suggested Research.
    Miller, Scott. Observations on the Design of the Continental Dollar.
    Fagaly, Robert and Lopez, Tony J. Medals: Grading & Slabbing, Part 1.
    Wacks, Mel. Judaica Art Medal Award.
    Faulkner, Christopher. The Phantom Engraver.

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