Each year, one CONECA member may be inducted into the CONECA Hall of Fame–a distinguished group whose accomplishments, dedicated service, and achievements have been directly connected to the field of numismatic errors and varieties
The 15 members who have been voted into the CONECA Hall of Fame include:
Lonesome John Devine
Lonesome John Devine, the first (1987) CONECA Hall of Fame inductee.
Ken Hill, the 2017 CONECA Hall of Fame inductee.
Any CONECA member in good standing may nominate a member for induction into the Hall of Fame. Here’s how to do it:
• Select a person who has been a CONECA member for 10 or more years and who qualifies in either the “Life Service Achievement” or Educator/Researcher” classification (see below).
• Send his/her name to Al Raddi firstname.lastname@example.org by July 15, 2018.
The “Lifetime Achievement” classification reflects a career of dedicated service to CONECA in the field of numismatic errors and varieties and not merely recognition of the candidate’s current level of achievement. To be nominated in this classification, a person must meet at least three (3) of the following criteria:
• Has been awarded the Dr. Lyndon King Award for outstanding member of the year.
• Has received three different types of CONECA Literary Awards or has had articles published in Errorscope in at least five different years.
• Has received either type of Cherrypickers’ award
• Has received a Kenny Knapp membership recruitment award.
• Has served at least two terms as a CONECA officer or member of the Board of Directors.
• Has served as an official CONECA appointee (librarian, auctioneer, examiner, attributer, etc.) for at least two years.
The “Educator/Researcher” classification reflects achieving prominence or acquiring a personal identification within the field of numismatic errors and varieties. The contributions to the error/variety hobby must be of an enduring nature and not merely recognition of the candidate’s current level of achievement. To be nominated in this classification, a person must meet at least three of the following criteria:
• Has taught a full term Error/Variety course for the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar.
• Has presented a Numismatic Theatre seminar for the ANA on errors or varieties.
• Has written and published an original research book or web site on errors or varieties.
• Has served as a CONECA examiner or attributer for at least five years.
• Has an extensive portfolio of published articles on errors or varieties in the numismatic press, but primarily in Errorscope.
• Has won first place in the ANA exhibit class 17 for errors and varieties.
The Recognitions Chair will review all nominations and pare the list down to no more than three qualified nominees. The CONECA Officers and Board of Directors will vote, and one candidate will be chosen for induction into the CONECA Hall of Fame.