The Members only section of the site has been updated with the July-August 2024 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

Help the club in a huge way!
Consider being on the board… It’s ELECTION TIME!

Hi everyone, Consider this a public service announcement from your friendly neighborhood board member in charge of elections. For those who don’t know me, which I assume is most people, my name is Greg Bennick and my board position is Public Relations and Elections.

I would love to have YOU volunteer for CONECA and be on the board for 2024-2025.

I promise that being on the board is painless, fun, and will help you make new friends. It’s easy too. This link has more info on the board positions:

We need the following board seats filled:

Seat #1 – Membership is open
This person is responsible for membership in the club, including welcoming new members, making sure that members are happy and active. I can tell you more anytime.

Seat #5 – Webmaster is open
This person maintains and updates the website, and looks over social media. You do not have to be Mark Zuckerberg to make this happen. Just have good tech/web/social skills.

Seat #6 – Recognitions / Historian is open
This person is responsible for awards in the club, and makes sure that our major awards (the Hall of Fame and the Dr. Lyndon King Award) have nominees. While the bylaws say you would be in charge of the library, I currently do that, so you won’t have to.

Seat #7 – ANA/Errorama is open
This person plans the annual Errorama, a half-century old tradition in CONECA. It used to be a mini convention. Now it’s a dinner. It could be more again! This person also is our connection to the ANA.

The good news is that you can ask for ideas or help to get you started. When I started on the board I was relatively clueless. Now I am experienced, accomplished, and slightly less clueless. Aspire to that, and you will do great! I’d love to hear from you anytime and answer questions:

CONECA to Offer Free Examination of Error & Variety Coins at Major Coin Shows Across the USA

CONECA, the international error coin and variety club, will be offering free examination of error and variety coins to collectors at educational tables at coin shows across the United States throughout this year and into next.

The club, whose name stands for “Combined Organizations of Numismatic Error Collectors of America,” is the largest coin specialty club in the United States and has actively been educating collectors about mint error and variety coins for the last five decades.

At their coin show tables, different members of the CONECA Board of Directors and other error/variety enthusiasts (each with different areas of specialty as available) will offer free examination to collectors who bring coins from their collection to the show with questions.

CONECA is devoted to education about errors and varieties and will not be buying or selling coins at their tables.

CONECA requests that collectors have an idea of what they are asking about on the coins they bring to the shows, to allow for as many collectors as possible to have a chance to have their coins examined.

There will be a CONECA table at the Spring Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) show May 16th-18th 2024.
The club will have a table at both the 18th Annual summer FUN show (Thursday to Saturday, July 11-13, 2024 in Orlando Florida at the Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, in Hall WA1, Orlando Florida.

There will also be a CONECA table at the World’s Fair of Money, August 6-10th 2024 in Rosemont IL at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center:

There will also be a CONECA representative available on the west coast at the Pacific Northwest Numismatists show in Tukwila Washington, October 4-6th 2024 with details to follow about whether this will be an actual table or a rep onsite able to help.


We have a new set of medals to offer our membership

These are limited to 50 each and they are being offered to members only until May 15th.
After that date, we will open up orders to non- members if any remain.

Purchase using Paypal.  If you want to pay by check or money order, please email me so I can reserve your order because I am pretty certain these will sell out quickly, and orders are first come, first served. We have a silver round celebrating our 40th year which we had struck over the leftover 30-year rounds that Ken Potter had purchased from the club ten years ago.  Then we had two different copper rounds made: one from the new 40th Anniversary die and the other as an over stamp with 40 over 30 and the dates changed.  See photos!   Remember there is only a mintage of 50 each. Shipping will be $6.00 for 1,2 or 3 medals.

Cost is $65 for the silver round

Coppers are $25 for a set. 

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!


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