Errorscope 2021 Table of Contents

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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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

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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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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

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