Errors & Varieties

VAMs & More, The View: Commentary on the VAM Market

VAMs & More, The View: Commentary on the VAM Market

By C. Logan McKechnie for the VAM View…. VAMs have always been the stepchild of the numismatic marketplace. Morgan dollars, however, are the most collected coins in the world but, it is hard to convince the generic collector that all Morgan and Peace dollars are VAMs. This summer has brought home a staleness in the […]

By October 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Example of Highly Elusive 1898-O VAM 20 Found on eBay

Example of Highly Elusive 1898-O VAM 20 Found on eBay

As reported in VAMs and More: The View…. It is most likely the major cherrypick of the decade. Rob Franklin, author of the WOW! VAMs! Book, pulled it off with a $50 snatch on eBay. The coin is the 1898-O VAM 20. It is apparently the only example of a mint worker accidentally stamping the dies […]

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Announced New National Banknote Variety

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Announced New National Banknote Variety

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited to announce the recent discovery of a note which will add a new catalog number to the next edition of the Paper Money of United States, better known as the Friedberg Catalog. The Series 1882 $10 Date Back is from the First National Bank of Hereford, TX (Charter 5604) and […]

Highlights from the Upcoming Issue of Errorscope

Highlights from the Upcoming Issue of Errorscope

The latest issue of Errorscope, CONECA’S (The Combined Organizations of Numismatic Error Collectors of America) bimonthly journal is now at the printers. The May / June issue should be available to members at or around the first of May from the CONECA Errorscope Online Members Only Area (assessable from the banner at the top of […]

By April 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Upcoming Central States Numismatic Society Auction Features Finest Known VAM

Upcoming Central States Numismatic Society Auction Features Finest Known VAM

“Acquiring an 1887 with a clashed E is considered a landmark event by most variety specialists” …, Jeff Oxman wrote in his book, The Hot 50. For more than a decade, that VAM has been listed in the TOP 10 by those who write about or collect VAMs. Recently, the sale prices of examples have […]

By April 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Ike Group Announces Eisenhower Dollar DIVA Coin Catalog. Video: 2:32

Ike Group Announces Eisenhower Dollar DIVA Coin Catalog. Video: 2:32

Andy Oskam, President, Ike Group Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… Eisenhower dollars continue to be a collecting series of interest to collectors especially to members of the Ike Group. Issued from 1971 till 1978 this series of dollar sized coins represents one of the least expensive series of collectible series of coin with a plethora of […]

By March 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Which Way is the Wind Blowing in the Morgan Dollar Market?

Which Way is the Wind Blowing in the Morgan Dollar Market?

Originally published in the Society of Silver Dollar Collectors March 10, 2014 Newsletter – ssdcvams.com…….   Sometime in March, either at the beginning or the end, there is suppose to be a lamb and a lion. After the past 90 days in the VAM and Morgan Dollar Market, it is hard to tell if the month […]

By March 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
A Pair of Royal Mint Mules Spurs Speculation

A Pair of Royal Mint Mules Spurs Speculation

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek……….   The Royal Mint in Wales has confirmed the existence of a pair of £2, .999 fine silver mules, which the Mint says were mistakenly produced and sold in December 2013. In Numismatics, the term “mule” describes a coin that’s struck using two dies not designed to be paired […]

CONECA Errorscope March/ April 2014 Issue Highlights

CONECA Errorscope March/ April 2014 Issue Highlights

Dimes, Liberted Seated Halves, and Bi-Metallic Coins covered in new issue The latest issue of CONECA 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 in the CONECA ErrorScope […]

By February 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Van Allen Publishes Two Supplements to the Encyclopedia of Morgan and Peace Dollars

Van Allen Publishes Two Supplements to the Encyclopedia of Morgan and Peace Dollars

LeRoy Van Allen, the only surviving member of the numismatic research and writing partnership that spawned generations of Morgan and Peace dollar variety collectors, has published two supplements to the 1997 Fourth Edition of the Comprehensive Catalog and Encyclopedia of Morgan and Peace Dollars. The first supplement, covering the Peace dollar series (1921-1935), spans 57 […]

By February 13, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
NGC Recognizes Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Varieties

NGC Recognizes Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Varieties

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that it will now attribute Liberty Seated Dime varieties listed in the “Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Varieties” online reference by collector and researcher Gerry Fortin. The varieties will be attributed on the NGC certification label with an “F” number under NGC’s VarietyPlus® service. First issued in 1837, the […]

By February 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Canadian Error Coin Makes First Appearance at GreatCollections

Canadian Error Coin Makes First Appearance at GreatCollections

Missing Edge Lettering is the Second Example Discovered of the Sold-Out Issue In 2013, the Royal Canadian Mint released a popular Silver $20 piece titled “Portrait of Power”.  The coin boldly features the American Bald Eagle and was released with special edge lettering.  Only 7,500 were minted and they sold out in a few hours. […]

Unusual Items: A Bizarre Territorial Gold Coin Overstrike

Unusual Items: A Bizarre Territorial Gold Coin Overstrike

In Heritage’s  2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139  they featured a bizarre example of territorial coin production, a Clark Gruber Twenty Dollar Overstruck on a U.S. 1850 Ten Dollar, graded MS63 PCGS. Lot 2388 Although numerous die trials or fantasy pieces are known for the 1861 Clark, Gruber coinage, this was the […]

By December 17, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
The Geyer Collection of World War II era Mint Error Coins

The Geyer Collection of World War II era Mint Error Coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #190 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds From Nov 1st to 3rd, Heritage will conduct a coin auction in New York City, about two weeks before the epic sale of many items from the Eric Newman Collection. […]

By October 16, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
CONECA: Real-Time Updates for Die Variety E-Books

CONECA: Real-Time Updates for Die Variety E-Books

Dr. James Wiles, Ph.D. has recently released his newest E–Book, Ultra Modern Doubled Dies 1996 – 2012 based on the files and numbering system of CONECA (Combined Organizations of Numismatic Error Collectors of America). Dr. Wiles has been researching, cataloging, and attributing twentieth and now twenty-first century U.S. coins for CONECA since the mid 1990s […]

By September 5, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Error Coins from the latest issue of ErrorScope, CONECA’S bimonthly journal

Error Coins from the latest issue of ErrorScope, CONECA’S bimonthly journal

The latest issue of ErrorScope, CONECA’S (The Combined Organizations of Numismatic Error Collectors of America) bimonthly journal is now at the printers.  The September / October issue should be available to members at or around the first of September from the CONECA ErrorScope Online Members Only Area (assessable from the banner at the top of […]

By August 21, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Error Coins: Fascinating Multi-Struck and Brockage 1873-CC With Arrows Half Dollar being offered for Sale

Error Coins: Fascinating Multi-Struck and Brockage 1873-CC With Arrows Half Dollar being offered for Sale

The Stacks Bowers Auction in Chicago this year contains an unusual and interesting peice of numismatic history in the form of an error coin recented discovered to be a “companion” to an error coin from the Nevada State Museum Collection. Below is the Lot description from the Stack’s Bowers Catelog of item #4294, an 1873-CC […]

Another Error Coin Pioneer Passes … Lonesome John Devine 1933-2013

Another Error Coin Pioneer Passes … Lonesome John Devine 1933-2013

Memorial by Ronn Fern & Ken Potter John P. Devine, a founding member of the Combined Organizations of Numismatic Error Collectors Of America (CONECA) and the first inductee into the CONECA Hall of Fame, passed away on July 10, 2013, just a few months short of his 80th birthday. He was a husband, father, grandfather, […]

By July 30, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
CONECA 30th Anniversary Medals Now Available!

CONECA 30th Anniversary Medals Now Available!

Struck On 2013 American Silver Eagles The Combined Organizations Of Numismatic Error Collectors Of America is kicking off its 30th Anniversary Celebration with a limited-edition medal struck on a 2013 American Silver Eagle!  It features CONECA’s logo on the obverse — an outstretched eagle with a ribbon in its beak which boasts CONECA’s motto, “Knowledge […]

By July 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
CONECA: New In the ErrorScope

CONECA: New In the ErrorScope

Volume 22 Number 4 – July / August 2013 CONECA (The Combined Organizations of Numismatic Error Collectors of America) has released its latest bimonthly journal, The ErrorScope.  The July / August issue should be available to members at or around the first of July from the CONECA ErrorScope Online Members Only Area (assessable from the […]

By June 24, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Nixon Presentation Ike Dollar Discovered

Nixon Presentation Ike Dollar Discovered

Exclusive News: By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ………. DISCOVERY PIECE After going unnoticed for more than forty years, a rare early Eisenhower dollar variety has emerged. As of right now, we’re calling it the Nixon Presentation Dollar. In this column, we’ll retrace our steps, tell you what we know about the coin, […]

Famous (2000)-P Mule Error, State Quarter Obverse, Sacagawea Reverse to be sold by Heritage

Famous (2000)-P Mule Error, State Quarter Obverse, Sacagawea Reverse to be sold by Heritage

This “mule” error, which combines a Sacagawea dollar’s planchet and eagle “tails” design with a “heads” side that shows George Washington and the legends from the Statehood quarter design from 1999 on. A “P” mintmark represents Philadelphia. Graded MS66 PCGS. Die Pair 1 (of 3), cracked through the F in OF on the reverse. While […]

Coin Auctions – The ANA Rarities Night, Part 4: U.S. Mint Errors

Coin Auctions – The ANA Rarities Night, Part 4: U.S. Mint Errors

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #125 ….. From Aug. 4th to Aug 10th, Stack’s-Bowers conducted the official auction of the ANA Convention, which was held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The two auction sessions on the night of […]

Market for Error Coins at the Long Beach Expo

Market for Error Coins at the Long Beach Expo

Fred Weinberg, President, Fred Weinberg & Co. Interviewer: David Lisot Error coins are a popular area of coin collecting. Fred Weinberg has dealt in these coins with mistakes for years. He discusses the market, what coins are being traded and what he believes the future holds for error coins. TRT: 1:42 Copyright © CoinWeek – […]

By February 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
1944-D Steel Cent: Rare, Off-Metal Cent Sold at Recent FUN has Interesting Story

1944-D Steel Cent: Rare, Off-Metal Cent Sold at Recent FUN has Interesting Story

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Steve Estes (http://www.steveestes.com) is a Portland, Oregon dealer who has in been in business since 1963, and who specializes in classic American coins, especially Morgan and Peace dollars. Last year I interviewed him for CoinWeek about his interest in coins and his expertise on silver dollars . An Oregon woman […]

By January 17, 2012 11 Comments Read More →
Benefits of the CONECA Website for Error Coin Collectors

Benefits of the CONECA Website for Error Coin Collectors

Ken Potter is well known in the numismatic industry for his many talents and areas of expertise. His involvement and knowledge with error coins and varieties includes functioning as the webmaster for CONECA. Hear him explain what is involved in handling the website for the one of the largest organizations devoted to error coins. 3:24 […]

By September 5, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Certifies 2010-P Yellowstone 5 Ounce Error

NGC Certifies 2010-P Yellowstone 5 Ounce Error

NGC (www.ngccoin.com) has discovered what may be the first error in the America the Beautiful five ounce series. The coin, a 2010-P Yellowstone, has a matte Specimen finish on the Washington side and a brilliant, lustrous finish on the other. This error appears to be unique at present, but it is possible that others await […]

Unique 1943 Bronze Cents Set To Be Displayed at the FUN Show

Unique 1943 Bronze Cents Set To Be Displayed at the FUN Show

The first-ever public display of the one-of-a-kind set of 1943 bronze Lincoln cents from the Denver, Philadelphia and San Francisco Mints will be hosted by Professional Coin Grading Service and Legend Numismatics, Inc. during the first three days of the Florida United Numismatists convention in Tampa, Florida, January 6, 7 and 8, 2011. The unprecedented […]

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