Errorscope 2021 Table of Contents

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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