Errorscope 2022 Table of Contents

The January/February 2022 color issue of Errorscope
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Articles in this issue include:

President’s Message
James Motley, CONECA President

Well, CONECA had a table set up at the local Polish American Coin Club show in Troy Michigan. I manned the table and had more people in the first 15 minutes of the show then we did in 4 days at the ANA convention. I attribute it to better table placement.

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. If you would like to become a State Representative please email me.

Membership News
By Maria Rickert-Kittell
Welcome to our 47 new CONECA members. Total Membership – 970
Recipient of the Romeo A. Maynard Scholarship for Young Numismatists
Elizabeth Difabio, Caleb Meier, Adhu Pa
All were recommended through the ANA.

Young Numismatists Program
By Logan Wostyn
Hello all! Love the participation im getting from all Conecas YN’s. Mailed out over a dozen prizes for the last issue. Also thank you for the nice notes you guys and gals leave me in your emails. Lets me know your enjoying these and learning something from me. Now let’s get on to this issues YN Challenge! This time we are going to do a minting quiz.

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Fall 2021 PAN Show Update
By James Zimmerman

For the third consecutive show, CONECA was present at the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatist (PAN) Coin Show held in Monroeville, PA (Pittsburgh Suburb). PAN was gracious to give us free space again for the threeday event that started Thursday October 28, 2021.

CONECA Offers Overstrike Medals
By James Motley

The Combined Organizations of Numismatic Error Collectors of America (CONECA) is offering a limited number of Mexican Coyolxauhqui Commemorative 50 Peso coins Overstruck with CONECA’s Logo die mated with a St. Gaudens Double Eagle Liberty design on the flip side. St. Gaudens’ Miss Liberty holding a torch and olive branch design is considered one of the most beautiful struck by the US Mint.

CONECA News
Michael S. Fey Acquires Leroy Van Allen’s Numismatic Assets

Ironia, NJ.—November 29, 2021. Michael S. Fey, Ph.D., of Rare Coin Investments (RCI) acquired the Numismatic Assets of Leroy Van Allen…

Reduction Lathe Doubled Dies
By Ken Potter

Dies are sometimes created directly from master tooling with a Reduction Lathe.

1930-S Standing Liberty Quarter “Disappearing Date” Variety Revisited
By Robert H. Knauss and Gary Hamm

I have always been fascinated with what I refer to as the 1930-S “disappearing date” variety. It is listed in my book Standing Liberty Quarter Varieties & Errors (2d. ed.) as K-0020. It is one of my favorite varieties because it involves an interesting die break progression that can be found in several different die stages.

Early Retained Cud
Image from the Hamm Collection

Willamette Coin Club
By Jimmy Krozel

After being in isolation for over 1 year, the Willamette Coin Club hosted its Annual Coin Show in Portland, OR on Nov. 13-14, 2021. The Oregon CONECA State Representative, Jimmy Krozel, manned the booth and answered questions about error coins from the crowd and gave away ErrorScope magazines and coin blanks to kids.

Casino Chip and Token Errors
By Allan Anderson

Ever since I joined CONECA and became the editor of this magazine, my knowledge of error coins was very limited, actually it was closer to no knowledge. Over the years I have learned a lot from article submissions and from discussions with members and I’m really enjoying this hobby.

My collections interest have been casino chips silver strikes and tokens from all Hard Rock properties.

An 1855 O Seated Half Dime
By Patrick Jenkins

It was the Sunday morning after I had received an email from Tim Pope, Ron’s Pope son, with the news of Ron’s passing. I must admit my heart wasn’t excited as usual to go pick the Joppa Maryland flea market. Ron and I had many discussions on cherry picking, a subject matter that seemed to enter all emails or private messages while on line chatting with one another.

Missing Clad Layers
By Ken Potter

This 2002-D Mississippi State quarter was struck on a clad planchet that was missing an outer clad layer before it was struck. This type of error will expose the copper core on either the obverse or reverse and will be underweight. This one exhibits a great deal of weakness in detail due to insufficient metal for the dies to strike up. Notice the weakness of the characters about the rim. State quarters with the missing clad layer on the reverse are worth more than those with it missing on the obverse. Coin from the Ken Potter Collection.

Cuve’s Round Up 19
By Jason Cuvelier

Below is a 1979 10C Mexican with a nice class 1 DDR. Next is another Mexican coin, a Madero 1988 500p, also a class 1 DDR. Next is a 1977 Washington struck over a previously struck Jefferson from the E Raser Collection.
Mexico1979 10c DDR

1977 Washington Quarter struck over a struck Jefferson Nickel

Below is a Lincoln Cent 1973D with a nice clash, followed by a minor RPM submitted by Marvin Young that we have added as an 1950S RPM-1001.

Lincoln Cent ACD-1c-1973D-01

Lincoln Cent 1950S 1c RPM-1001

Next is a project I have been working on focusing on documenting a, sort of, greatest hits of Lincoln Cent DDOs impacting the date thinking this fully streched out might make a nice poster. Lastly, while not the largest known misaligned die (MAD), this particular example on a R10 is the most extreme I have (or have seen in person).


India R.10 2020 MAD

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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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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!

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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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The September/October 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

I just returned home from a week at the ANA Convention in Rosemont.
What a great show! We saw literally hundreds of people come by the table and were busy from the moment it opened until we all had to depart on Saturday. I don’t know at this time the final count on how many new members we have but I am happy with the efforts put in by Jim Zimmerman, Logan Wostyn, Mark Lighterman and a newcomer Greg Bennick (he was the author of the recent Fred Weinberg Interview in the Errorscope.) They all engaged people at the table and it was exciting for me to watch. I was the proudest president of any club on the floor!

Back row left to right: Mark Lighterman, James Motley, Greg Bennick Front Row left to right: Logan Wostyn, ROCKO the dog, James Zimmerman.

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:

Charlie Bathman – $25.00 General Fund John Beasley – $25.00 General Fund Paul L. Beer – $10.00 Youth Fund Anthony Gundrum – $50.00 General Fund Malcolm Johnson – $25.00 Youth Fund Matthew Michelini – $20.00 General Fund
Lawrence T. Nakata – $10.00 General Fund
Kenneth Oliver – $15.00 Youth Fund
Alexander Sabatino – $20.00 Youth Fund
Barbara Swisher – $10.00 each General/Youth Fund
Ernie Yeager – $100.00 General Fund

Welcome to our 40 new CONECA members. Total Membership – 980 Recipient of the Romeo A. Maynard Scholarship for Young Numismatists Oliver Anderson and Griffin Mallory – both recommended by James Motley CONECA has an additional Young Numismatist – Tonya Poorman – recommended by Self

Young Numismatists Program
By Logan Wostyn
Hello to all the wonderful YN’s. Congratulations to all who participated in the last quiz. This issue’s YN Challenge will be much simpler. I want you to go to https://minterrornews.com and select an article. Then write me a paragraph describing the article you read and what you learned from it. Don’t be afraid to read one out of your comfort zone. Remember if you have any questions you can always send me an email. As always I will send out some prizes to all who participate. Have fun and learn something new. Logan

Summer 2022 FUN Show Update
By James Zimmerman

The Summer 2022 FUN Show was held from July 7-9th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The Florida United Numismatist continues to provide our club with free space, not only for the summer show but for the winter show held every January. Activity was pretty brisk at our table that was manned by members John Miller, Mark Lighterman, Bob Mellor and me. The Summer FUN Show isn’t quite as large as the Winter FUN but still one of the larger coin shows. If you have a chance next January, stop at our club table and say hi and/or bring in your error coins for us to examine. We would love to chat!


From left to right: John Miller, Mark Lighterman, Bob Mellor and James Zimmerman

World’s Fair of Money Show Update
By James Zimmerman

The ANA’s World’s Fair of Money Coin Show was held from August 16th to the 20th at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL (Chicago suburb). A big thanks goes out to the ANA for not only providing CONECA with a free club table, but for also giving our club a corner table in a very accessible area.

CONECA Offers Overstrike Medals
By James Motley


The Combined Organizations of Numismatic Error Collectors of America (CONECA) is offering a limited number of Mexican Coyolxauhqui Commemorative 50 Peso coins Overstruck with CONECA’s Logo die mated with a St. Gaudens Double Eagle Liberty design on the flip side. St. Gaudens’ Miss Liberty holding a torch and olive branch design is considered one of the most beautiful struck by the US Mint.

 

Where’s the CONECA Master List?
By Peter Lukic

Without a doubt that’s been the most frequently asked questions those of us on the CONECA Board have heard these past 2 years. Sometimes many times in one day. It’s not an easy answer and after finally being able to create, test and now launch the new site we hope you find that your patience has been worth the wait. https://www.conecaonline.info

2022 CONECA Awards
By James Motley

Every year at the annual Errorama, CONECA recognizes members for their service and contributions.

Dr. King Award
Awarded to Stephen Young who has gone above and beyond with his contributions to CONECA.

Kenny Knapp Award Winners
Annual Recruiter Blueridge Silverhound (3)
Coin Help U 25 Member Level (49)
James Zimmerman 25 Member Level (38)
James Motley 100+ Grand Slam. (104)

Literary Award
James Motley Maria Rickert-Kittell Logan Wostyn Denny Polly Joseph DeBenedett James Zimmerman John H Miller Jr. Adhitri Sethuraghavan Ken Potter Jason Cuvelier John H Cava Elliot Mitchell Jason Kim Patrick Jenkins Michael Fey Robert Knauss Jimmy Krozel Allan Anderson Paul Wright Greg Bennick Lee Roschen Pete Apple Mathew K – YN Julian K – YN Jason K – YN Adhu P – YN Last names are not published for YN’s


The Original Error Coins

By Jason Kim

Imagine living 2,000 years ago and going to the bakery to buy bread. You have a few copper coins with you, and when you go to purchase your loaf, you look down at the coins in your hand and notice that one seems to have a doubled image.

This denarius of Hadrian shows many splits.


Nose Cuds

By Martin Wettmark

Sometimes cuds appear on faces and on a few occasions they can be found on Regents noses.

My First Experience as a CONECA State Representative
By Lee Roschen

After 57 years of being a coin collector and hobbyist, and 23 years of membership with CONECA, I decided the moment was right for me to give back to the organization that rejuvenated my interest in numismatics.

Clashed Die(s)
By Ken Potter Die

Clashes are the result of a failure of a feeder system to deposit a planchet between the dies during a press cycle.

2022 CONECA Election Platforms

On the following pages you will find the 2022 election platforms for CONECA Board candidates.


Cherry Picking 101

By Patrick Jenkins

Remember it’s “the journey” that makes collecting fun. From a YN to an old one this journey will give you years of pleasure. You will meet many interesting people, make new friends and learn so much about subjects that one would never connect to collecting money. As a variety collector I always head out to the show with the famous words of a treasure hunter on my mind, Mel Fisher, “today will be the day!” and like Mel you will search until “The Day”.”


Numisminutia

By Greg Bennick

Welcome to Numisminutia, a series of articles focused on exciting error coins and especially on the fun and fascinating stories and details around them.

Cuve’s Round Up 23
By Jason Cuvelier

Let’s start off with a new DDR on a 2022 Maya Angelo quarter sent in by Evelyn Rivera. I have listed it as 2022P 25c DDR-001 (1-R-IX-1) EDS and it sows a strong spread as an earring southeast of the primary. I have seen one other minor DDR on the same design with an apparent extra part of the ring as well, meaning collectors are advised to search that area in particular as I would expect most new DDRs on this design. I am already getting reports that other collector have found several and some have sold on eBay recently.


2022-P Washington Quarter DDR-001 (1-R-IX-1)

Next is a coin I photographed a while ago that was at Angel Dee’s in a MS66 holder.


1917 Lincoln Cent DDO-00
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Below is a 1972 Lincoln Cent DDO-003 Stage C from the E Raser collection that has been broadstruck.


1972 Lincoln Cent DDO-003 Broadstruck

The following two coins were sent in by Robert Umbarger, both are Roosevelt Dimes

2020-P Roosevelt Dime DDR-001 (1-R-IX-1)


2017-P Roosevelt Dime DDR-001 (1-R-IX-1)

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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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