CONECA will be at Table 525 at the ANA Worlds Fair of Money in Chicago August 16-20

Visitors will be able to have a few of their error coins examined and receive opinions from CONECA members while you’re at table 525. You’ll also be able  to join CONECA at the table on site.

Annual Dinner and Membership Meeting
We’ll have a dinner banquet for 24 of our members at Gibson’s Steak house, Thursday, August 18th at 6pm.  We gather there at 6pm and dinner will be served at 6:30 -6:40pm. Currently we have 12 people signed up to attend so there’s room for you too! Members wanting to go to the banquet should contact CONECA HERE

Lastly we will hold our annual membership meeting at the Worlds Fair of Money on Saturday, August 20 at 9am in room 11.

Come visit us at Table 525 right by the entrance to the exhibit area.

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!

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 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 July/August and all 2022 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:

President’s Message
James Motley, CONECA President

It’s still a sellers’ market out there. Key date coins and most errors are selling for well over prices that haven’t been seen in a long time. Most know that a portion of Fred Weinberg’s private collection has been sold on various auction sites and the prices from what I hear have been super strong.

This is an election year at CONECA, if you would like to serve on the board or become an officer, please contact me and send a short BIO on yourself and if you want to run for a specific seat include that for me as well.

Don’t forget about the upcoming ANA Convention, August 16-20, 2022. We will be at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont.


CONECA State Representatives Program Update
By James Motley

We are off and running! 22 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. If you would like to become a State Representative please email me.


Membership News
By Maria Rickert-Kittell
CONECA would like to thank the following members for their generous contributions to our organization:

Anthony A. Anello, Jr -. $10.00 each General/Youth Fund
Edward Kemper – donation of mint stamps Charlie Bathman – $25.00 General Fund
Osvaldo Latorre – $5.00 General Fund Richard J. Carlson – $5.00 General Fund
Lee Roschen – $15.00 General Fund Jeff Einstein – $10.00 General Fund
Robert C. Van Leer – $10.00 each General/Youth Fund Donald Green – $50.00 General Fund

Welcome to our 53 new CONECA members. Total Membership – 985

Recipient of the Romeo A. Maynard Scholarship for Young Numismatists Stephen Allen, Josiah Derr, and Adam Raij – all recommended through the ANA
CONECA has an additional Young Numismatist – Noel Noriega – recommended by Self


Spring 2022 PAN Show Update
By James Zimmerman

Once again, CONECA was present at the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatist (PAN) Coin Show held in Monroeville, PA (Pittsburgh Suburb). PAN continues to be gracious by providing us free space for the three-day event that started Thursday May 19, 2022. I was not alone behind the table as longtime member Robert Mills helped out on Friday.

2022 Spring PAN Coin Show from L-R: Robert Mills, Joseph Garland (CONECA’s newest member) and James Zimmerman

Young Numismatists Program
By Logan Wostyn
Congratulations to all who participated in last issues quiz. You will be receiving an autographed copy of the new Strike it Rich with Pocket Change. I’m going to leave this quiz for this issue again so others may participate. You will recieve a nice prize but not the autographed book. Good luck all. Keep up the hard work.


Array Of Blank & Planchet Clips
By Ken Potter

This array of silver alloy dime-sized Blanks and Planchets came out of the Token & Medal Company (TAMCO) in the early 1970s. TAMCO was shut down, the principals arrested and successfully prosecuted for making the infamous 1969 counterfeit cents.
More images inside this issue!


Rotated Dies, Our Own Half-Cents
By Mark Benvenuto

I have made the comment in past articles that one of the easiest errors to miss is the rotated die. Virtually all circulating coins minted with what we might call modern machinery have dies aligned so that we flip the coin to display obverse and reverse right side up, or we rotate it from side to side to achieve the same effect. The farther back we go in time, the more this idea breaks down. Even in what are considered good, stable governments, in the ancient world this idea of die alignment must have been some kind of luxury.

Type Collection of Error Coins From Yugoslavia
By Martin Wettmark

Josip Broz Tito (1892-1980) was dictator in the Yugoslavian Socialist federation between 1945 to 1980. The federation wanted to show independence from the Communist block during the cold war. Yugoslavia was breaking apart during the Balkan war in 1990 and the federation was split into separate states after that. In this article I present a type collection of different kinds of errors that can be found from Titos regime, mainly from the 1970 and 80:s Errors from this period are not as rare as the early Kingdom of Yugoslavia (1918-1945).

20 Para no date partial brockage


Fred Weinberg Interview Part Two
By Greg Bennick

For anyone who has collected error coins in the last half century, Fred Weinberg is both a familiar name and an inspiration. In 2021 when he announced his retirement, I knew that a comprehensive interview for Errorscope would be a great way for the magazine to wrap up his career, especially since he did so much for the publication in its early days. This is part two of the interview that was conducted in February 2022 by phone and it has been an honor to put it together for the magazine!


You Never Know, Until You Know For Sure
By Harold Skripsky

Perhaps 10 years ago I purchased a coin collection. In this collection was a bag of wheaties. Eventually I went through the cents and a found an odd looking 1960-D Large Date Lincoln Cent….


A Recent Increase in Occurences Of Hubbed-In Debris, An Otherwise Rare Die Error
By Alexander B. Bradley

Hubbed-in Debris (HID hereafter) is a hypothesized die error that involves the accidental introduction of foreign material into the hubbing press during die manufacture. Such accidents are not likely to make it past inspection and are probably rare to begin with owing to the controlled conditions in which dies are produced.


Cuve’s Round Up 22
By Jason Cuvelier

Below are two new acquisitions from a CONECA member. The first I have been searching for several years, a 1968 Colombia 20 Centavos with very strong off-set doubling showing on “20 CENTAVOS” and the closed encircling wreath. Next is a 1956 1 Centavo showing as a TDO on the wreath, hair details and the ear. Now I just need to find that big 1985 Mexico 5 pesos DDO. Following the 1956 is a new listing from Bob Umbarger Roosevelt Dime 2020P 10c DDR-001 showing as a class IX offset strong spread on the upper right central olive leaf in the lower right leaf cluster over the torch.

1968 Colombia 20 Centavos DDR

1956 Colombia 1 Centavo TDO

Roosevelt Dime 2020P 10cDDR-001

More DDOs, DDRs clips and counter clashes inside this issue!


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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