February 26th, 2014

New in the ErrorScope

errorscope_canadaThe latest issue of ErrorScope, CONECA’S (The Combined Organizations of Numismatic Error Collectors of America) bimonthly journal is now at the printers. The March / April issue should be available to members at or around the first of March from the CONECA ErrorScope Online Members Only Area (assessable from the banner at the top of the CONECA homepage) and a hard copy should be showing up in mail boxes to all current members at about the same time.

In this issue, Tanay Wakhare wrote an interesting article on the transitional dime varieties of 1969 – 1970 discussing both the RDV-001 and RDV-002.

Kevin Flynn who is working on his current book, “The Authoritative Reference on Liberty Seated Half Dimes” and has an article discussing the over date on the Liberty Seated Half Dimes for the year 1848 and 1849. Mr. Flynn goes into detail of the diagnostics of both over dates using close up photographs and overlays.

Ken Potter gives a report on CONECA’S presence at the 2013 Michigan State Numismatic Society’s Fall Convention. Of the several coins examined at the CONECA table highlighted in Mr. Potter’s report was a 1946 DDR-001 (FS-801) Walking Liberty half dollars (strong doubling on eagle’s wing feathers) owned by Karl Brenner and a Canadian 1976 one cent piece exhibiting an “Incomplete Curved Clip” brought to the show by Colin Cutler.

Robert H. Knauss continues his articles of in search of Standing Liberty quarter varieties and errors. In this issue, Mr. Knauss focuses on cuds and die breaks.

Jeff Ylitalo writes about “Bi-Metellic Coins Struck on Solid Denomination Planchets”. Several coins are high lighted including a 2003 Chilean 500 peso struck on a bronze planchet intended for a Chilean 50 peso.

Anybody wanting to join CONECA should contact Rachel Irish at 101 West Prairie Center #323, Hayden, ID 83835 or email MRirish5@roadrunner.com A copy of the application form may be download at http://conecaonline.org/content/join.html. Annual dues are as follows: Adult Member $25.00 per year, Young Numismatist (online ErrorScope only) $7.50 per year or (online ErrorScope plus mailed hard copy) $17.50.

CONECA members wishing to receive a login username and password to access the ErrorScope Online Members Only area, please email the Membership Coordinator, Rachel Irish at the address listed above. A valid email address on file with CONECA is required for access to current and back issues of the ErrorScope online.

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