A CONECA state representative for Virginia
CONECA is a great organization to offer education about coins, error coins and die varieties. Become a CONECA member today !
Along with our dealer tables, if a promoter is to offer a free table, I will also be manning the CONECA table. CONECA (pronounced: CŌ´NECA) is a national numismatic organization devoted to the education of error and variety coin collectors. CONECA focuses on many error and variety specialties, including doubled dies, Re-punched mintmarks, multiple errors, clips, double strikes, off-metals and off-centers — just to name a few. In addition to its website, CONECA publishes an educational journal, The Errorscope, which is printed and mailed to members bimonthly. CONECA offers a lending library, examination, listing and attribution services; it holds annual meetings at major conventions (referred to as Errorama) around the country.
The CONECA website is:
The CONECA organization has a lot to offer. There is a forum that has some of the best attributors on the CONECA forum. Variety Vista offers an extensive listing, most with photos of error coins, categorized by year, mint mark and coin type. CONECA also sports the CONECA master listing which provides a text listing of each coin attributed and listed with a CONECA number. The master listing typically shows Re-punched mint marks, Doubled die Obverse and doubled die reverse entries. Many of the coins listed in the CONECA master listing show a URS rarity listing, so it helps the collectors know how rare an error coin is, which may help identify a value of the error coin for insurance purposes or a potential agreed upon sale price.
Error Coins are getting a little scarce, and the more you know about an error coin, the better you are prepared when you find one, or if you are looking to buy one. Don’t be a victim of fraud, or be disappointed in a purchase to find out that mechanical doubling is not a true doubled die coin. CONECA representatives exist in many states. You can visit the CONECA website at www.conecaonline.org to find out more info where a state representative will attend a show.
You can join the CONECA society. The cost to join varies, but young adults, Families and individuals will find great value in joining CONECA. If you choose to do so, as part of your membership, you can receive copies of the CONECA bi-monthly magazine called ErrorScope. The articles offer expert advice and tips on how to recognize error coins from across the world. The CONECA errorscope is sent bimonthly, and that added value alone is worth the yearly fee. You can find out more information about joining CONECA, at the CONECA main website. Click this link to know more about joining CONECA. http://conecaonline.org/content/join.html
Come on by the table. Take a CONECA application. It’s free and you can mail it in at your leisure. We’ll offer a CONECA elongated cent for stopping by the CONECA table, subject to availability.