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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!
CONECA reorganizes how it administers its Master Numbering List of error and variety coins and now offers Attribution and Examination services through the CONECA Forum.
As of November 23, 2020 the non profit Error and Variety organization CONECA, reorganized how it administers its Master Numbering List of error and variety coins and is creating a new management system for cataloging and submitting coins for consideration.
CONECA is NOT changing current numbers in the Master List already assigned. All current CONECA numbers remain the same. Only new attributions and new numbers will be added as new varieties and errors are discovered.
We are only changing the way CONECA Attribution and Examination services are provided.
New CONECA numbers will be issued through a CONECA Master List site currently being developed. The CONECA Master List and CONECA numbers will no longer be managed, attributed or issued through varietyvista.com. CONECA members and non-members can submit coins for Attributions and Examinations through our CONECA Forum home page in new sections created specifically to look at new submissions.
The Attribution fee is being rolled back to $4 per coin for CONECA Members and $6 per coin for non Members plus shipping costs. We encourage you to join CONECA and the exciting world of varieties and errors before your first submission and save while supporting us. The reduced Members fee quickly pays for your CONECA membership.
Attributors and Examiners that have been listed in prior issues of Errorscope or the CONECA website should not be sent coins or contacted directly. When a submitted coin has been looked at and confirmed through the appropriate Forum thread a CONECA Examiner or Attributor will be assigned and mailing instructions provided.
We look forward to helping you identify your varieties and errors as we take this exciting new step.
The September/October 2021 color issue of Errorscope
has been added to the members only section of the site.
Log in today and take a look!
Articles in this issue include:
James Motley, CONECA President
First, I would like to mention that a lot of collectors perhaps know but I know many don’t. Mr Fred Weinberg is retiring from the hobby after 50 years. He has been a staple at every major convention across the country and certainly a supporter of CONECA. Fred you will be missed.
CONECA State Representatives Program Update
By James Motley
We are off and running! 26 States have one CONECA State Representative and several have more. We also have three Representatives in Canada from the provinces of Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.
By Maria Rickert-Kittell
Welcome to our 57 new CONECA members. Total Membership – 928
Recipient of the Romeo A. Maynard Scholarship for Young Numismatists
all were referred through the American Numismatic Association are —
Eli Adler, Breanna Beall, Colt Gammer, Luke Guisleman, Kendrick Liao, Jonathan Muehleck and Lincoln Muehleck
CONECA has two additional Young Numismatists —
Gavin Parks – recommended by Jason Parks and Amelia Transeth who found out about CONECA through the Internet.
Young Numismatists Program
By Logan Wostyn
I am so PROUD of all my YN’s. The responses have been growing and I can see they are really putting in the effort to explain things in their own words. Last issue I asked them to let me know what they will be looking for at their next show that they could attend and why they would be looking for that specific coin. They sent me some wonderful answers. Here are some of them for you to read.
By James Motley
Each year at the annual ANA Convention where we hold our Errorama Banquet. CONECA recognizes members for their service and contributions. However this year because of last minute happenings because of the Pandemic our banquet had to be cancelled. All awards have been mailed to those listed below….
1876 Nickel Three Cent Delamination
by John Cava
I guess I can say that my coin dealer knows me pretty good. I have been going to him for over ten years so there is that. I went in the other day to make a payment and see if anything is new. Instead of pointing me to his stock he pulled out two coins he had set aside for me. I don’t collect a lot of errors but I will purchase ones that catch my eye, or in this case my dealer’s eye. They are a 1961 Lincoln cent with a Strike Over and an 1876 Nickel Three Cent with a lamination error. This article is about the lamination error.
Book Review Mint Errors To Die For
By John H. Miller Jr.
Have you ever wanted to help someone learn about error coins? Have you ever said, “I could write a book on what I know.” Well CONECA member Joseph Cronin has done just that. Joe’s book is called “Mint Errors to Die For” with the word “Errors” having a rotated overstrike on the cover.
Doubled Dies Are Out There
By Elliot Mitchell
Today my article is going to be about two of my coolest coin roll hunted variety finds from the last couple of months. The first coin is a 1982 copper large date Lincoln Cent that exhibits DDO-002. It was my first ever doubled die!
Coins That Are Considered Wrong Die Varieties, Transitional Die Varieties, or Mid Year Die Changes Part Six: The Dollar
by John H. Miller Jr.
In this our last part of our six part article we looked at the Dollar coins made from Wrong design dies and Transitional design dies.
The coins we will look at in this issue will be:
1) 1971 Denver Friendly Eagle Variety Dollars
2) 1972 Philadelphia Type 1, Type 2, and Type 3 Dollars
3) 1979 Philadelphia Wide Rim Dollars
4) 2008 West Point Burnished Reverse of 2007 Silver Eagle
Cuve’s Round Up 17
By Jason Cuvelier
This issue I am starting on IKEs. Collector James Owens sent in a curious 1971S proof IKE where the earth on the reverse was not looking like other RDV listings, and to him, it resembled RDV-007. While I have investigated various reverse design changes, I only got to the part where I acquired many of the known RDV IKEs, I had not photographed them or made a study of it. On first inspection the earth does not look like any of the CML RDV photos.
Eisenhower Dollar 1971S proof earth detail
How about another mystery coin… Below are photos of a coin answering to Native American Dollar 2017S EN WDDR-001. This coin shows clear incuse doubling on UNITED STATES of AMERICA. After a thorough examination, and with no enthusiasm, I feel it has been erroneously listed as a doubled die.
Native American Dollar 2017S EN WDDR-001
Like the last issue here is another German 1 Mark 1924D doubled die, but this one is on the eagle side. It shows a strong yet weakly doubled eagle.
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
CONECA’s Errorscope has received third place in the ANA’s Outstanding Club Publications competition, “Specialty” category.
Congratulations to Allan Anderson, our Editor, for his outstanding work on Errorscope and for getting this ANA award.
The Outstanding Club Publications Awards will be presented online at the ANA’s virtual awards’ ceremony on September 1, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. MT.
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.
Dr. Ron Brown
Michael Fey PhD
John Miller Jr.