Errorscope 2021 Table of Contents

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Articles in this issue include:

President’s Message
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.

Membership News
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.

CONECA Awards
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.


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Articles in the July/August 2021 Issue of CONECA’s ErrorScope include:

President’s Message
James Motley, CONECA President

What a time to be involved in this great hobby of ours. People are really getting into the Errors and Varieties. I am seeing increased interest in
RPM’s and even the BIE Lincoln cents!

Well it looks like the ANA Chicago convention in August is a go. CONECA will be there manning the table and looking at coins that are being brought in….

CONECA State Representatives Program Update
By James Motley
We are off and running! 24 States have one CONECA State Representative and several have more. HERE.

Where in the World Are CONECA Members
By Maria Rickert-Kittell – CONECA Membership Coordinator
Welcome to our 57 new CONECA members. Total Membership – 900
Recipient of the Romeo A. Maynard Scholarship for Young Numismatists Matthew Kruse – Referral through the American Numismatic Association

Young Numismatists Program
By Logan Wostyn
Hello again my wonderful YN’s. The turnout for last issues YN challenge was amazing. Those of you who didn’t participate missed some truly amazing prizes. Soon I hope to have some books to send out as prizes as well. I still have silver errors and off center, ddr, and other errors I keep on hand. I also have loops and scales so you never know what you will receive.

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World/Foreign Mint Error Coins
Part Two
by Denny Polly

One of my favorite mint error coin types is “World / Foreign Mint Error Coins”. These are coins that were struck for countries other than the United States. They have the same range of mint errors as do United States coins, from “Split Before Struck Mint Errors” to “Wrong Planchet Mint Errors” to “Multiple Struck Mint Errors” and more.

1938 New Guinea Shilling with a 5% Curved Clip at K-7-1/2 on the Obverse. That’s not a big clip but it’s on an older coin that already has a hole in the middle (by Design, not in Error).

Too Rare For Its Own Good
1970-D Type H Reverse Washington Quarter
by Joseph DeBenedetti


Can one still find treasure in pocket change – you bet! In the early months of the pandemic, this 1970-D Type H Reverse RDV 008 Washington quarter was pulled from a bank box in Las Vegas. If you haven’t heard of the Type H Reverse before, that’s okay, because it’s not a common variety.

Spring 2021 PAN Show Update
By James Zimmerman


CONECA once again was present at the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatist (PAN) Coin Show held in Monroeville, PA (Pittsburgh Suburb). It is nice that shows are once again being held as the result of COVID restrictions being lifted. PAN was gracious to give
us free space again for the three-day event that started Thursday May 6, 2021.

Is It An Error On A Variety Or A Variety On An Error
By John H. Miller Jr.

2000 P WAM cent Broad Struck. Again look at the centered M in AME and the shape of the FG.
I have a few coins that I don’t know how to classify them. Me being a variety collector first I enjoy the 2000 WAM cents and the 1970 reverse of 1968 dimes. I also like errors like clips, broad strikes, and off centers. So are these varieties that have an error or are they an error coin that just happens to be a variety too.

A Rare But Less Known Coin
Stella Tribute Error $4 Coin Proof
By Adhitri Sethuraghavan


In this article we are going to talk about a rare but less known coin, the Stella coin which was made in 19th century. We will also talk about the Stella Tribute Error $4 Coin Proof.

Errors Are Where You Find Them
Part 1
By Ken Potter


In the September/October 2011 issue of ErrorScope, Jeff Ylitalo gave readers a look at a Neenah Foundry Co inlet grate that was as he put it “Double Struck”. It got me to thinking that I should write an article on errors I’ve found on items other than coins too. I’ve been collecting such errors going back to 1973 when I started at Chrysler’s Dodge Main.

Jim Motley came up with the next one, a Double Struck nine-sixteenths (9/16ths) Craftsman wrench! This is from a pivoted double entry with the pivot at the open end of the wrench with doubling progressively wider in spread the further away it gets from the pivot.

Coins That Are Considered Wrong Die Varieties, Transitional Die Varieties, or Mid Year Die Changes
Part Five: The Halves
by John H. Miller Jr.

In 1956 the proof half dollar dies were modified to enhance the design of the coins. The main pick up point is the design and number of the eagle’s wing feathers

In the last issue we looked at Quarters made from Wrong design dies and Transitional design dies. In this part five of our article we will be taking a look Halves.

Cuve’s Round Up 16
By Jason Cuvelier
For the next few articles I will be continuing with other parts of the Mr. Raser collection. To start, I have illustrated his circulated 1969S DDO-001. The second example I have had the chance to examine. Following that is 1975 Lincoln struck over a previously struck clad Roosevelt dime.

197(x) Roosevelt Dime over-struck by 1975 Lincoln Cent

Next I have some coins submitted by Robert Umbarger, these include a 1965 Lincoln I am adding to the CML as 1965 1c DDO-004 D MDS.

Below, is a Lincoln Cent sent in by Ray Parkhurst, I added it as 1942 DDO-011 (11-O-I-CW).

My final submitted submission that I am illustrating is Lincoln Cent 2015 1c DDR-002 (2-R-IX-T2 )submitted by Shannon McCord.

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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.

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Articles in the May/June 2021 Issue of CONECA’s ErrorScope include:

President’s Message
James Motley, CONECA President
Well, 2020 was what I like to call a dumpster fire. Looking back over the last 12-15 months it sure has been a whirlwind of emotions for everyone! It seems that we are finally at a turning point to all of this which leads me into Coin Shows.

CONECA State Representatives Program Update
By James Motley
We are off and running! 24 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, James Motley at Coneca@Alpinecomputers.net and request consideration. We have set up a web page on which you can see updates HERE.

Where in the World Are CONECA Members
By Maria Rickert-Kittell – CONECA Membership Coordinator
CONECA has 870 members as of April 5, 2021. The last time a Where in the World Are CONECA Members? page was included in an ErrorScope was the July/August 2020 issue. At that time CONECA had 774 members.

Our fellow error enthusiasts are mainly located in the United States with 852 members, and two members from the territory of Puerto Rico. Each of the fifty states has at least two members. Canada comes next with eleven members. Six additional countries also have a CONECA member.

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World/Foreign Mint Error Coins
Part One
by Denny Polly
One of my favorite mint error coin types is “World / Foreign Mint Error Coins”. These are coins that were struck for countries other than the United States. They have the same range of mint errors as do United States coins, from “Struck Thru Mint Errors” to “Wrong Planchet Mint Errors”.


This is a bronze Honorius made from 393-423 A.D. The obverse depicts his diademed bust facing right. The reverse depicts Victory advancing left dragging captive. It’s from the Constantinople Mint and is cataloged as Sear 4158v. It is struck approximately 25% Off-Center.

1994 Struck Through SAE
By John Cava

I picked up something different the other day that I would like to share here. I saw this at my coin dealer and had to have it, a 1994 SAE or Silver American Eagle. What makes this uncirculated coin special is it exhibits a great “Strike Through” error across the date.

Treasures Among Treasure
New 1922 D RPM Lincoln Cent?
By Dr. Ron Brown
In the past, I sent this coin into RPM experts to verify if this 1922 D Lincoln had an RPM yet listed or discovered. The answers I received were confusing.

Closeup of the Mint Mark

 

The Simplest of Errors to Overlook
by Mark Benvenuto

It takes a bit of practice to train ourselves to look for errors constantly, especially when we have other collecting interests, but it can be done. To be specific, when going through pages or boxes of coins, it takes a lot of practice to find a coin that has an improper die rotation. Clipped planchets, die cracks, off-center strikes, and a few other categories of errors are quite straightforward to spot. But when it comes to misaligned dies, we need to remember, coins in some dealer inventories have been jostled over the course of time, sometimes for years, which means they are not all standing at attention, dress right dress, as it were, in some 2×2 holder. A person has to flip a page or an individual cardboard two-by-two back and forth a few times when we think there’s a rotated die that we might be able to land.

Discovery Coin or No Big Deal
by John Gibson

In 2020, during the pandemic, like many others, I had some free time on my hands. While searching coins in a BU roll of 2017 P Lincoln cents I noticed there were two different positions for the Shield and ONE CENT Scroll on the reverse.

Young Numismatists Program
By Logan Wostyn
Hello Yn’s. This Yn ErrorScope challenge is harder than any before but with it comes exceptional prizes. Finish the crossword first. Then on the next page use a highlighter to do the word search using your answers. All the answers can be found on the Coneca website (conecaonline.org). The first 3 to send me this completed correctly will win the prizes below. Only 3 can win the prizes listed below. However, if you send me the correct answers after 3 have already won I will still send you out some prizes so don’t lose hope and work hard. Remember these are ERROR TERMS.

Coins That Are Considered Wrong Die Varieties, Transitional Die Varieties, or Mid Year Die Changes
Part Four: The Quarter
by John H. Miller Jr.
In part three of this article we looked at Dimes made from Wrong design dies and Transitional design dies. In part four the coins we will be taking a look at will be quarters: A set of nine that are fun to collect, a single coin that can be hard to find, and a set of four that I have never seen completed in one place.

1964 Denver Reverse of 1965 AKA Type C Reverse

 

Cuve’s Round Up 15
By Jason Cuvelier
Recently I had the chance to photograph some of the coins that Edward Raser had collected. I will be showcasing some of those coins in this and subsequent articles. I will begin with a nice example of 1873 IHC DDO-001. Asking Rick Snow, he clarified that it crossed with Snow-1b Obv: 2, Rev B. The official CONECA Roman designation was 1-O-V. Using an overlay with pivot around K5 helped explain the increased spread at the two Ss and E in STATES, meanwhile the diminished spread on UN in UNITED. The spread on LIBERTY, and the face, is magnificent.

Indian Head Cent 1873 DDO-001(1-O-V)

Off metal errors are included in Mr. Raser collection and I was able to examine a selection of them. Next is a 1958 Lincoln cent struck over a previously struck (ND, presumably 1958) Cuban 1 centavo coin.

1958 Lincoln cent struck over a struck 1958 Cuban 1 centavo

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Articles in the March/April 2021 Issue of CONECA’s ErrorScope include:

President’s Message
James Motley, CONECA President
Well, 2020 is now behind us and I am sure everyone
is looking for better things in 2021.

1934-D Peace Dollar VAM3 Top 50
By John Cava

This Peace Dollar is one of my favorites. It is another Top 50 that has some shared characteristics of the “King of Peace Dollar VAMS” the VAM 4. The attributes of this variety are mostly on the obverse.

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The CONECA Master List
Variety Philosophy, Approach and Methodology
By Jason Cuvelier, Lead Attributer

CONECA, over the past several decades, with the assistance of numerous contributors, has created the CONECA Master Listing (CML). The CML is comprised of numismatic varieties and design changes found on 19th, 20th and 21st century coinage minted by the United States Mint. Varieties CONECA focuses on tend to fall into a subset of error numismatics that involves one or more mishaps on a die (though sometimes a working hub or punch) during the minting process, typically during pre-production, that impacts all coins minted with that particular die. CONECA catalogs these varieties, we call these “listings” and create additional entries that we would designate as “NEW listings”.
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Have I Stumbled Onto Something, or is This the Most Worthless Error
Ever Found on a Quarter?
by Mark Benvenuto

I’ll readily admit to two things: I am a complete science geek, and my family knows my passion for coins is deep enough that they often bring me anything new or different that they come across in change. My son David presented me with three Vermont-P quarters that he received from a Best Buy store in Madison Heights, Michigan on December 2nd, 2020…

Treasures Among Treasure
2000 Prototype Golden (Sacagawea) Dollar FS-902
By Dr. Ron Brown

Left: Business Strike Reverse note smooth appearance of neck and tail
Right: Prototype Reverse note feather texture of neck, wings and tail

With rare exemption, I always write about coins I own. This article is no exception and from my ownership, I observed and learned a few things that I feel should be said again about this rare and very desirable variety.

Multiple Error Tokens/
Multiple Error Types
by Denny Polly

One of my favorite error types is Token Errors of Multiple Types (meaning Clips, Cuds, Off-Centers, Double or Multiple Struck, Overstrikes, and others) on Multiple Types of Tokens (Car Wash, Civil War, Game, Hard Times, OPA, Sales Tax, Trade, Transportation, and others), thus the article title of “Multiple Error Tokens / Multiple Error Types.

2020 Nickel Variety
By Elliot Mitchell

Howdy fellow error collectors! I am writing this article to notify y’all of an interesting, modern variety that I discovered earlier last year.

1960 D/D Lincoln Cent
By Preston Thomas

One of the lesser known numismatic marvels of the 20th century is the 1960 D/D Lincoln cent. There are a multitude of 1960 cent errors and varieties, but this is one of the most sought after. In my opinion, not only is it one of the most interesting coins in that year, but the most fascinating Lincoln cent in its entire series. This is due to the fact that not only is it a RPM (re-punched mint mark), it is also a DDO (doubled- die obverse).

Coins That Are Considered Wrong Die Varieties, Transitional Die Varieties, or Mid Year Die Changes
Part Three: The Dime
by John H. Miller Jr.

In the second part of this six part article we looked at Nickels. In this part three of our article we will be looking at:
1) 1964 Philadelphia and D Pointed 9 Dimes
2) 1968 San Francesco Reverse of 1967 Proof Dimes
3) 1969 Philadelphia Reverse of 1968 Dimes
4) 1970 Philadelphia and 1970 Denver Reverse of 1968 Dimes

Young Numismatists Program
By Logan Wostyn
Hello Everyone!
I have 1 package headed out in the mail for the 1 kid that responded last month. They will be receiving a few error coins. Remember I have error coins, loupes and scales to send out as prizes and I always send more that 1 item. Come join the fun and send me an email.

This issue I’m thinking a of a short quiz. Name the State Quarters that have known errors and what the errors are. As usual those that respond correctly will receive a package from me with error coins.

This is an easy one guys and we have lots of new prizes that have been donated.

Hope everyone stays safe.
Your YN Director

Cuve’s Round Up 14
By Jason Cuvelier

Jefferson Nickel 2020P DDR-001 (1-R-IX T2)

As the new lead attributer for the CONECA files I am taking the opportunity to alter the title of my article, shortening it to just “Round Up” and introducing Attributer Bob Piazza as part of the new team we are assembling. Showcasing this article is our first new CONECA number in the Master List (the CML). This new variety listing is a nice 2020P Jefferson Nickel that was sent in by Stephen Young, who is coincidentally helping me with clashes. This will also be the first listing I am designating as a Class IX. In the future I will post an article on single squeeze doubling and outline my argument why it should have its own designation separate from Class VIII. Below you will find a strong DDR with most of the central portions of the design distorted. The rest of my article will focus on varieties I have documented recently.

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Articles in the January/February 2021 Issue of CONECA’s ErrorScope include:

Master Numbering List
By James Motley
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.

Membership News
By Maria Rickert-Kittell
A warm welcome is extended to all of our new CONECA members! CONECA now has over 800 members worldwide

Congratulations to Andrew Dao, recipient of the Romeo A. Maynard Scholarship for Young Numismatists recommended through the American Numismatic Association

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1924 Peace Dollar VAM5A
By John Cava


Wing break

The newest Top 50 Peace Dollar in my collection is the 1924 VAM 5A called a Wing Break. In my opinion, this is a very spectacular VAM. It is very apparent to the naked eye what is going on. Simply put, it has a large circular die break in the middle of the eagle’s wing on the reverse.

Have You Ever Purchased A Detailed Coin on Purpose?
By Patrick Jenkins


I ask this question as in the over 50 years I’ve collected I always tried my best to avoid problem coins. Yeah like you, if you’re being honest like the rest of us, you made a mistake buying or selling a coin.

Fall 2020 PAN Show Update
By James Zimmerman


Being that I live only an hour from where the Fall 2020 PAN (Pennsylvania Association of Numismatist) Coin Show was being held in Monroeville, PA (Pittsburgh Suburb), I contacted the show chairman about donating table space to our club to promote the error hobby as well as our club. PAN was gracious to give us free space for the three-day event that started Thursday October 29, 2020.

Treasures Among Treasure New Error Coins Discovered with No Value Other Than an Important Message
By Dr. Ron Brown

September 9th 2020 brought a very harsh and bitter lesson about coins and their storage. I have always written about coins I own and this time it is no different – howbeit a sad epitaph about precious variety and error coins.

About 8 PM on the 9th of September my home and all our belongings along with two autos were destroyed by wildfire in the now infamous Bear Fire of Berry Creek and Oroville CA.

Coin Show Exhibits
by John H. Miller Jr.


Have you ever put together an exhibit to show at a coin show? Do you wonder what you get if you do?

Multiple Struck Mint Error Coins
by Denny Polly

1941 Jefferson Double Struck, 2nd Strike 70% Off-Center @ K-10 and Struck Thru Scrap on Obverse, DSR, UNC

One of my favorite mint error coin types is coins that have been struck more than once. They can be Double Struck, Triple Struck, or more. There are many variations of Multiple Struck Mint Error Coins.

Coins That Are Considered Mid Year Die Change Part Two: The Nickel
by John H. Miller Jr.

In this issue the coins we will be taking a look at will include:
• 1939 Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Reverse of 1938 Nickels
• 1982 Philadelphia and Denver Reverse of 1977 Nickels

Young Numismatists Program
By Logan Wostyn
Hello Everyone

I have 2 packages headed out for the mail for the 2 kids that responded last month. They will be receiving a few error coins. Remember I have error coins, loupes and scales to send out as prizes and I always send more that 1 item. Come join the fun and send me an email.

This issue I’m thinking a of a short quiz. Name the State Quarters that have known errors and what the errors are. As usual those that respond correctly will receive a package from me with error coins.

Hope everyone stays safe.
Your YN Director
Logan Wostyn.

Cuve’s Error-Variety-Clash Round Up 13
By Jason Cuvelier


It took me an unusually long time to locate a counter clash on this clashed no date medallion depicting the White House and the Seal of The President.

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