The following is a news release from ErrorScope:
The Combined Organizations Of Numismatic Error Collectors Of
America, (CONECA) has just sent the May-June 2015 issue of its
bimonthly journal, Errorscope, to press. Members will be
receiving the color version online at the beginning of May, while the
black and white hardcopy version will be in members’ mail boxes soon after.
Errorscope editor, Jeff Ylitalo, showcases an array of
Philippine Reform errors struck at U.S. Mint facilities. Featured are three Off
Center strikes, including one with a large Curved Clip. His fourth
coin is a Double Strike. He also includes images of pages from
Domestic and Foreign Coins Manufactured by Mints of the United
States 1793-1980, detailing a report from the Director of the
Mint on Philippines’ coin production from 1967 through 1977.
Robert H. Knauss continues his series on Standing Liberty quarter
errors and varieties by showing three different Multiple Errors,
including the most spectacular entry, a 191X (full date not known) SLQ
struck about 25% Off Center on an “origin unknown” nickel alloy planchet.
Ken Potter reports on 1964-P&D, 1953-S and 1955-S Roosevelt
dimes boasting Doubled Die Obverses with the most prominent area of
doubling being Roosevelt’s lips. Potter nicknamed them “Hot Lips” – a
reference he borrowed from the famous 1888-O “Hot Lips” Morgan dollar
Jon Sullivan reports on the Portland, OR, American Numismatic
Association National Money Show detailing errors he saw and friends he
met. He illustrates his article with a large number of error coins
that were present plus images of many error-hobby personalities such
as Fred Weinberg, Mike Ellis, Ken Hill and himself with his wife Ashton.
Tom DeLorey writes about the discovery of a 1919 Winged Cap
(Mercury) dime with a dramatic Doubled Die Obverse. In a news-flash,
the editor also added in an image of the coin in an ANACS holder
certified as VF-20.
Jason Cuvelier writes about locating specific errors and varieties.
It documents his search for a 1965 Lincoln cent with dramatic clashed
die marks on both the obverse and reverse and a 1945 Lincoln cent
exhibiting a moderately strong doubled die obverse showing best on the
date and Liberty, and a tad on Lincoln’s ear.
CONECA’s 20th/21st Century attributer of
United States Die Varieties, James Wiles, shares a look at a few of
the Doubled Dies and Repunched Mintmark varieties he’s listed in our
files. Doubled Dies featured were all Lincoln cents including a 2009
“Log Cabin” Doubled Die Reverse, a 2013 Doubled Die Reverse and a 2014
Doubled Die Obverse. RPMs included two Lincoln cents dated 1938-D and
1945-S, a 1936-D Buffalo nickel and a 1912-S Barber dime.
Al Raddi explains how to describe an Off Center struck coin with an
Off Center Position Gauge, (handily sized for reader use) and
describes a good way to estimate how far off center a coin is.
The Member Finds column features a 1977 Mexican 100 Peso coin with a
strong Doubled Die Obverse showing best on PLATA PURA 20 Gr. LEY 720
from Jeff Ylitalo and a 2000 Wide AM cent along with a No Date capped
die strike from Pete Acampora.
Potter visits Die Deterioration Doubling (DDD) explaining how hard
it is for newer collectors to differentiate this form of doubling from
true Doubled Dies and Repunching. He suggests that a look at many
examples is often the best way to help understand the effect since it
often varies from coin to coin depending on the design, era in which
it is struck, planchet material and even the finish used on dies. One
of the eight images that he shows depicts a 1943-S zinc-plated steel
cent with strong DDD that Potter indicates is common that strong due
to the wear and tear the dies had to withstand to strike steel
planchets. Potter also explains that DDD is often very strong on
Canadian and other countries’ coins that chromium-plate their dies for
extended use. He illustrates this point with examples of DDD on a1962
Canadian cent and five-cent piece.
President Mark Lighterman alerts members that a number of
do-it-yourself slabs with the CONECA Logo and attribution numbers have
hit the market. He warns that they are not authorized slabs and that
CONECA has no way of knowing whether or not the attributions are correct.
Membership Chair, James Motley, gives the membership an update on
the CONECA State Representatives Program while Rachel Irish supplies a
report on how many new members joined in the past two months – a total
Persons wanting to join CONECA should contact Rachel Irish at 3807
Belmont Rd., Coeur d' Alene, ID 83815 or by email at 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. For Club and Family Memberships – ask
Rachel or see the link above.
CONECA members wishing to receive a login username and password to
access 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 ErrorScope online.
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