Mark Lighterman Elected ANA Vice President
and is appointed at the 2023 ANA World’s Fair of Money

Mark Lighterman, long-time ANA Board member, devoted hobbyist and collector and recipient of multiple numismatic awards, has been elected to the office of Vice President of the American Numismatic Association.

Mr. Lighterman is focusing on education and service for his tenure in office. He is an expert at service in the hobby, fulfilling multiple roles for different organizations simultaneously.

About the election and his upcoming tasks Mr. Lighterman said, “Throughout the years I have participated in small to medium size organizations serving the membership. To be elected to the position of VP of the largest numismatic organization is an honor and, though it will be a lot more work on my part, I will continue to serve all those clubs I was involved prior to being elected as well as fulfilling my duties to the membership of the ANA.”

Mark is the recipient of multiple ANA awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award, amongst many others. His other accolades include awards of merit from TAMS and additional specialty clubs of which he is a member and, in the case of TAMS, for which he has served as an officer.

James Motley, current President of error and variety club CONECA (for which Lighterman currently sits as a board member and serves as its Vice President) said about the election, “We at CONECA are so proud that Mark Lighterman is continuing his commitment to the ANA and taking on the VP Position. As president of CONECA, I work with Mark on almost a daily basis as our VP. He is very detailed and always gives 100%. I congratulate the ANA on this addition.”

CONECA has a booming membership base. Its name stands for “Combined Organizations of Numismatic Error Collectors of America,” and it is the largest coin specialty club in the United States. It has actively been educating collectors about mint error and variety coins for the last five decades. Mark Lighterman is a long-time member and has been an actively engaged official for the club. He is a Hall of Fame recipient from CONECA, an immense honor.

Mr. Lighterman is available for interviews to discuss his term with the ANA and his plans for his time in office. For more information he can be reached directly via email at:

Welcome to the CONECA Web Site! 
CONECA (pronounced: CŌ´NECA) is a national numismatic organization devoted to the education of error and variety coin collectors. CONECA focuses on many error and variety specialties, including doubled dies, Repunched mintmarks, multiple errors, clips, double strikes, off-metals and off-centers—just to name a few. In addition to its website, CONECA publishes an educational  journal, The Errorscope, which is printed and mailed to members bimonthly. CONECA offers a lending library, examination, listing and attribution services; it holds annual meetings at major conventions (referred to as Errorama) around the country.

CONECA was formed through a merger of CONE and NECA in early 1983. To learn more about the fascinating HISTORY OF THE ERROR HOBBY and THE HISTORY OF CONECA, we encourage you to visit those pages on our site! We thank everybody who has helped make CONECA the great success that it is today!

The Members only section of the site has been updated with the November/December issue of Errorscope

Read all of these Errorscope articles and more by logging onto your online CONECA account or become a member today to enjoy the latest issues.

CONECA members who need a login username and password to access the Errorscope Online Members Only area, should email the Membership Coordinator, Maria Rickert – Kittell. A valid email address on file with CONECA is required for access to current and back issues of the Errorscope online.

Donations to CONECA
CONECA is a 501 (c) (3) tax – exempt charity and public supported organization as defined in
sections 170 (b) (1) (A) (vi) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations to CONECA are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Federal ID #46-0343568.
Mail Donations To: CONECA Treasurer – 472 Cherry Lane Rd., Friedens, PA 15541

2021 CONECA Awards

Congratulations to all those listed below.

CONECA Hall of Fame
This year Jason Cuvelier has been inducted into the CONECA Hall of Fame

Dr. Lyndon King Award
This award is given to the CONECA member who has went above and beyond to help the organization. This years recipient is Mr. Peter Lukic.

2020 Kenny Knapp Award
This year Daniel Malone won the Annual Member Recruiting Award

2021 Literary Awards
All persons publishing qualifying material in ErrorScope or on the club web site receive recognition in the form of a specially produced item. Works that qualify for a Literary Recognition include, but are not limited to: numismatic error-variety-related articles, reports, indexes, crossword puzzles, and cartoons. Works may be about coins, (including tokens, medals and currency), memorabilia, events, minting processes, CONECA business, or people related to the error-variety hobby.

Pete Apple
Mark Benvenuto
Will Brooks
Dr. Ron Brown
John Cava
Steven Couzzo
Joe Cronin
Jason Cuvelier
Michael Fey PhD
John Gibson
Patrick Jenkins
Malcolm Johnson
Robert Knauss
John Miller Jr.
Elliot Mitchell
James Motley
Pat Mullen
Denny Polly
Maria Rickert-Kittell
John Roberts
Benjamin Simpson
JC Stevens
Preston Thomas
Logan Wostyn
James Zimmerman


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