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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!

The September/October 2019 color issue of Errorscope
has been added to the members only section of the site.
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Articles in CONECA’s November/December 2019 Issue Of ErrorScope include:

Buffalo Nickel Mint Error Coins
By Denny Polly

1935 Buffalo 15-20% Curved Clip @ K-5 – Obverse and reverse

One of my favorite mint error coin types is any error on a Buffalo Nickel. I have a few of those I’d like to share with you in this article.

Here’s an example of a 1935 Buffalo Nickel Curved Clip Mint Error with a sizeable 15-20% Curved Clip centered at K-5 on the obverse. The coin metal strip roll that this planchet was gang-punched from didn’t advance completely past the holes that were previously punched in it so that this planchet was overlapping one of those previously punched holes, causing the curved void in the planchet that was then fed into the coin press and struck into this coin.

The Elite Pony Tail Die Break of 1923
By John Cava
The Obverse of this coin has die crack from the bottom of Miss Liberty’s hair bun down to TRVST

One of my favorite mint error coin types is any error on a Buffalo Nickel. I have a few of those I’d like to share with you in this article.

Here’s an example of a 1935 Buffalo Nickel Curved Clip Mint Error with a sizeable 15-20% Curved Clip centered at K-5 on the obverse. The coin metal strip roll that this planchet was gang-punched from didn’t advance completely past the holes that were previously punched in it so that this planchet was overlapping one of those previously punched holes, causing the curved void in the planchet that was then fed into the coin press and struck into this coin.

So, what is a VAM?”….

Read the articles by logging into your online CONECA account or become a member today to enjoy the latest issues.

Anybody wanting to join CONECA should contact Maria Rickert – Kittell at P.O. Box 233, Armada, MI 48005 or email maria@conecaonline.org

A copy of the application form may be download at http://conecaonline.org/content/join.html. Annual dues are as follows: Adult Member $25.00 per year, Young Numismatist (online Errorscope only) $7.50 per year or (online Errorscope plus mailed hard copy) $17.50.

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

2019 CONECA Awards
By JC Stevens

The annual CONECA Errorama Banquet Dinner was held at the Carlucci Restaurant in Rosemont, IL. At the banquet award winners for 2019 were announced and handed to those who attended. For the award winners who were unable to attend the banquet the award will be mailed to the address you provided.

Congratulations to all those listed below.

Xan Chamberlain was named to CONECA Hall of Fame
Xan Chamberlain was named to CONECA Hall of Fame for a “Life Service Achievement Hall of Fame award” which reflects the culmination of a career of dedicated service to CONECA in the field of numismatic errors and varieties

2019 Dr. Lyndon King Outstanding Member
Robert Mills was named the 2019 Dr. Lyndon Outstand Member. This award was begun in 1986 to honor Dr. Lyndon King for his generous monetary contributions to CONECA.

2019 Kenny Knapp Award
Two classes of Kenny Knapp Awards will be given to qualifying individuals or other entities (such as commercial web sites, educational websites, publishers, coauthors of self-published books, etc.).
Bob Mellor is the Annual Recruiter
This award is given annually to the individual/entity sponsoring the most new members in an awards year.
Al Raddi (58) & James Motley (52) Reached 50 Member Recruiter Award
This award is for individuals/entities when they reach 25, 50 and 100 recruitments. 

2019 Literary Awards
The Literary Recognitions is for all persons publishing qualifying material in Errorscope or on the club web site. This year the follow winners were awarded a paperweight.

Leroy Van Allen
Mark Benvenuto
Dr. Ron Brown
Joseph Cronin
Jason Cuvelier
Isaiah Hageman
Hunter Hicks
Hayden T. Howard
Jimmy Krozel
Julian Krozel
Mark Lighterman
Bob Mellor
John H. Miller Jr.
James Motley
Denny Polly
Ken Potter
Al Raddi
Maria Rickert-Kittell
Benjamin C. Simpson
O.T. Thompson
Mike Wallace
Logan Wostyn
Jeff Ylitalo
James Zimmerman

 

 

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