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    JOHN P. DEVINE 1933-2013

    08/07/2013

    Highlight: DEVINE 1933-2013 http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v16n32a05.html Timothy Clough forwarded this press release on the death of error coinbined 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, great grandfather, entrepreneur, mentor, teacher, hobbyist, and friend. He created the Error Coin Museum, which was the umbrella under which the Collectors Of Numismatic Errors (CONE) and the Numismatic Error Collectors Of America (NECA) were able to merge into CONECA in 1983. John's wife, Peggy, is also a CONEC

    Timothy Clough forwarded this press release on the death of error coin book author 'Lonesome' John

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    The Numismatist, September 1990

    1/9/1990

    Highlight: many methods of developing and displaying an error coin exhibit, but a few tried-and-true hints and examples should make the task easier and the rewards more certain. E RROR COINS FORM a segment of numismatics that has grown dramatically in the past 20 years. In 1977 the ANA formally recognized error coin collecting with its own clas- J sification in competitive exhibiting, and this single act spurred growth and enthusiasm resulting in greater participation throughout the hobby. What is an error coine subject starts out looking extremely complex and yet, after some information and education, can be easily understood. To understand what an error coin is, you must first have a grasp of the

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    JOHN P. DEVINE 1933-2013

    08/07/2013

    Highlight: on the death of error coin/a> 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, great grandfather, entrepreneur, mentor, teacher, hobbyist, and friend. He created the Error Coin Museum, which was th

    Longacre's Ledger (#79)

    /2010

    Highlight: with the photos of the reverse of the dateless error coin. I was stunned! They appeared to be not just similar die cracks, but an exact match! It was apparent that the 1900 was an earlier die state, since the cracks on it were not as bold as the ones on the error coine to a specific die. No two dies would crack exactly the same. Characteristics such as cracks, chips, polish lines, etc. can be used to identify one specific die and exclude all others. Based on these matching die cracks, I was convinced that the 1900 and the error coin were struck with the same reverse die. My mind

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    The Numismatist, September 1990

    1/9/1990

    Highlight: Some exhibits use the “Tiffany approach.” The ex- hibitor displays his error coin as though it were a rare gem, using the same style that jewelry stores employ . . . This folded strike was created when the blank happened to be standing on end between the dies. The action of the press folded the blank and created the partial image in one downstroke of the ham- mer die. Error Coin Glossary Brockage: A coin that shows an incuse (depressed) image of the design of another coin that rested on top of it dur- ing the strike, and was forced into it. Clipped planchet (Incom- plete planchet): Planchet not fully round, usually resulting from slippage of the metal strip, which causes the planchet punch to overlap a previously punched hole or the edge or end of the strip. Coining process: The applica-

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    The Numismatist, September 1990

    1/9/1990

    Highlight: There are certain basics that all error coin collectors are supposed to have mastered . . . Aside from reading the exhibit rules and following them implicitly, the best advice I can offer to a prospective exhibitor in the Numismatic Errors category in ANA competitions is to check your exhibit for technical ac- curacy. If possible, get someone who isn’t an error collector to view your exhibit while you are preparing it at home. Ask for reactions and then, rather than argue or discuss their comments, modify your exhibit so that the casual viewer understands and likes it. If your exhibit contains all the factors the judges look for and is easily understood by the non-error collec- tor, you have a good shot at high scores and awards. The subject of technical accuracy has touched a nerve in pas

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    NLG Newsletter

    1/3/1992

    Highlight: decide which letter writer is a sincere and genuine error coin collector and which one is looking for an easy robbery target? We have been aware that this problem has bedeviled coin clubs also. Collectors are reluctant to attend club meetings for fear of being identified, followed, and possibly attacked after the meeting. We had a thriving error coinlack of member attendance. With our advantage as Error Trends publisher, we took the liberty of using our subscriber records to send a blanket mailing (in a plain white envelope, of course) to over 125 different known error coin collectors within the immediate New York City area. The mailing was a meeting notice from the error coin club. Everyone was invited to attend a meeting and ge

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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 103

    1/9/1996

    Highlight: Once convinced of the importance of measuring error coin examples using a uniform quantitative error classification system, the question of how careful should one be in these measurements still must be addressed. This is a question of precision and practicality. III. PRECISION AND PRACTICALITY For any measurement, precision and practicality are closely related. Precision is an indication of the range of values obtained when a measurement is repeated again and again. It is related, among other things, to the resolution of the measuring instruments employed and the measure- ment technique itself. Practicality has to do with the purpose of the measurement, that is, the application for which the measurement is intended. Often a compromise between precision and practicality is desirable. For

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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 103

    1/9/1996

    Highlight: Once convinced of the importance of measuring error coin examples using a uniform quantitative error classification system, the question of how careful should one be in these measurements still must be addressed. This is a question of precision and practicality. III. PRECISION AND PRACTICALITY For any measurement, precision and practicality are closely related. Precision is an indication of the range of values obtained when a measurement is repeated again and again. It is related, among other things, to the resolution of the measuring instruments employed and the measure- ment technique itself. Practicality has to do with the purpose of the measurement, that is, the application for which the measurement is intended. Often a compromise between precision and practicality is desirable. For

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    Journal of the Barber Coin Collectors' Society, vol. 11, no. 2

    1/6/2000

    Highlight: Error coin prices evolve as a function of error “type” rather than by date and mintmark. Again, this is oversimplified. Each error coin is unique and has traits that factor in, but pricing is still determined mainly by the error “type”. The error collector has interest in the error aspect of the coin, and is willing to pay for that. Let's consider an error coin of some unspecified common date. The non-error value is $15, but the error collector is willing to pay $100. No problem. Okay, what if the coin is a semi-key date with a non-error value of $75? The error collector is still willing to pay $100, maybe a little more. Still no problem. Okay, what if the coin is a key date with a non-error value of $350? The error collector is still willing to pay $100, or maybe even $200. Now we start t

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    The Numismatist, September 1990

    1/9/1990

    Highlight: one stipulation that requires constant vigilance on the part of the error coin exhibitor. Read the exhibit rules and adhere to them religiously! Every exhibitor gets a copy of the rules and scoring sheet the judges use, and the particulars the judges will seek out in each exhibit are clearly spelled out. Unless each and every one of the requirements are met, points will be unnecessarily lost and awards unattained. I have seen quite a few exhibits wherein simple things like titles have been omitted, resulting in point deductions. Other deletions include displays that discuss a particular error type, but inadvertently omit an ex- ample of the type discussed. For example, an exhibit at a recent show discussed clipped planchets. The display had examples of curved clips, ragged-edge clips,

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    The TNA News, November-December 2007

    1/11/2007

    Highlight: a person is committing a Federal crime if he or she intentionally alters an^^^^^^^^^ordinary Presidential $1 Coin to make it j j i ^^£w~^^^^^look like an error coin for the purpose of sellingitatapremium to someone who believes it to be a real error coin. Under this statute, it is also a Federal crime to sell at a premium an ordinary Presidential $1 Coin that one knows has been altered so it looks like an error coin to someone who believes it to be a real error coin. Penalties include a fine and up to five years in prison. The United States Mint has no Federal enforcement authority. Rather, it refers such matters to the United States Secret Service, which is lawfully authorized to detect and arrest any person who violates a Federal law relating to United States coinage. Presidential $1

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    The TNA News, November-December 2007

    1/11/2007

    Highlight: a person is committing a Federal crime if he or she intentionally alters an^^^^^^^^^ordinary Presidential $1 Coin to make it j j i ^^£w~^^^^^look like an error coin for the purpose of sellingitatapremium to someone who believes it to be a real error coin. Under this statute, it is also a Federal crime to sell at a premium an ordinary Presidential $1 Coin that one knows has been altered so it looks like an error coin to someone who believes it to be a real error coin. Penalties include a fine and up to five years in prison. The United States Mint has no Federal enforcement authority. Rather, it refers such matters to the United States Secret Service, which is lawfully authorized to detect and arrest any person who violates a Federal law relating to United States coinage. Presidential $1

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    The Numismatist, June 1989

    1/6/1989

    Highlight: New Price Guide for Error Coins Error-coin dealer Geoffrey Noe of Woodhaven, New York, recently be- gan a monthly publication, The Il- lustrated Error Coin Pricing Guide (lECPG). Selling prices for error coins are gathered from error-cointhe country and entered into a computer. The information is then used to generate a list that shows by denomination, date and error type the number of pieces sold and their average price. Each three-month cycle contains more than 30 pages of information on more than 60 major error coin types. The guide has a looseleaf format that can be updated and carried to shows. A one-year subscription to lECPG consists of 12 monthly issues plus specialty sheets. A custom three- ring binder is available to new subscribers for $5. A four-page sample copy

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    Eighty-Sixth Mail Bid Sale

    Highlight: Arnold- 1 991- "The Error Coin Encyclopedia" -372pp, ills,cc,8vo M . 18.00 C133. " -1994-Second Edition- "The Error Coin Encvclopedia" -426pp, ills , vals , hardbound in maroon cloth, gilt, DJ, 8vo M . 28.00 C134 .MARGOLIS, Arnold and WEINBERG, Fred-2000-Third Edition- "The Error Coin Encyclopedia" - 4 5 6pp , ills, hardbound i n maroon cloth, gilt , 8vo M . 38.00 C135. " -2004-Fourth Edition- "The Error Coin Encyclopedia" -x, 4 7 6pp, ills, hardbound in maroon cloth, gilt, DJ, 8vo . M . 40.00 Cl 3 6 .MILLER, Wayne- 1 97 6-First Edition- "An Analysis of Morgan and Peace Dollars" -204pp, ills, cc, 8vo. VF 10.00 Cl 3 7 .MILLER, Wayne -nd ( 1982 ? ) - "The Morgan and Peace Dollar Textbook" -261pp, ills , hardbound, DJ (VF) , 8vo M . 75.00 C138 .MONTGOMERY, Paul & BORCKARDT, Mark & KNIGHT,

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    The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA Auction, United States Coinage

    Highlight: regarding examination and authentication of this error coin. The Cer- tificate of Authenticity and (2) ietters are avaiiabie to the winning bidder upon request made to Stack's Bow- ers Gaiieries after the dose of the auction. 4022 1982 Lincoln Cent. Copper. Large Date — Two Planchet Bonded Obverse Die Cap — Unc Details — Damaged (NGC). Deep rose orange with some notable scrapes on Lin- coln's portrait deep in the cap. The high cap — more than a quarter of an inch in places — is bent in a few places. A neat and engaging error that should be seen to be appreciated. 4023 (1989) Lincoln Cent — Overstruck on a 1988-P Roosevelt Dime — MS-65 (NGC). Reeded edge. Very rare dual-date coin struck by dies for two different denominations.As writ- ten in the 100 Greatest US Error Coins book by Nicholas

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    The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction Rarities Night

    Highlight: This remarkable error coin took flight after a summer intern named Will Robins discovered an even more amazing numismatic curiosity while sorting through file folders at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City in 2008. Prominent error coin specialist Fred Weinberg collaborated with Professional Coin Grading Service in 2009 and determined that the Nevada State Museum specimen is an 1873-CC With Arrows half dollar broadstrike, with a brockage obverse and a cupped reverse. This led to the examination of the piece featured here, which prior to the discovery of the Nevada State Museum brockage half dollar had not been designated as a Carson City Mint product. However, when the experts viewed it side by side with the Museum specimen, they concluded that it had been struck in sequence with the

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    ROYAL MINT PRODUCES MULED DIE ERROR COINS

    03/09/2014

    Highlight: dies:

    error coin by Numismatic Bibliomania Society, on Flickr">Lunar Horse mule <b style=error coin">
    £2 Lunar Horse without denticles reverse paired with Britannia denticled obverse

    error coinciety, on Flickr">Britannia muled <b style=error coin">
    £2 Britannia denticled reverse paired with Lunar Horse non-denticled obverse

    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 103

    1/9/1996

    Highlight: collect error coinification system to be useful, it must satisfy two criteria: simplicity and sufficiency. SIMPLICITY means that the choice of descriptors used to classify each error type must be a minimum set of variables necessary to do the job and that these variables must be easy to measure. SUFFICIENCY means that the set of variables employed must provide a unique description of each particular error coin example, tha

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 16, No. 2(89)

    15/3/1982

    Highlight: I was able to get the coin because the dealer wasn't interested in it since it was an error coin. As I mentioned in my last article, error coins command a much higher price than a normal variety - this coin is worth 5 or 6 times what a normal Chain cent would sell for. However, I only paid a fraction of the price that a normal VG-F Chain cent would sell for. Getting an error coinies: double strikes, off- centers, and miscellaneous. This coin is one of the many that I have in my miscellaneous error group, and I consider it one of my nicest in that category. Going on to the second error coin, I've selected this 1797 S-137 since 1797 was a particularly productive year for large cent errors. I have 8

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    Numismatic Literary Guild Newsletter

    1/3/1973

    Highlight: we have prepared a booklet which outlines the unique approach to advertising which dealers who specialize in error coin collecting must observe. There are definite patterns and predictable results which will acrue when advertising is aimed at error coind not use the information which Lee Martin sent us, since we felt that this would have been an imposition in light of the poor showing of the other Guild members. Our booklet is available at no charge if any NLG member wishes to learn of our experiences publishing an error coin magazine. All we ask is help with postage. Send a business size stamped self-addressed envelope to ETCM, P. 0. Box 158, Oceanside, N.Y. 11572. May we suggest that the Guild

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    PENNYPACKER ERROR COIN AUCTION

    PENNYPACKER ERROR COIN AUCTION

    07/15/2001

    Highlight: PENNYPACKER ERROR COIN AUCTION http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v04n29a07.html The E-Sylum: Volume 4, Number 29, July 15, 2001, Article 7PENNYPACKER ERROR COINssed an auction of the Dr. George Hetrick token collection at the Pennypacker Auction Centre in Reading, PA.. Your editor came across a catalog for another important Pennypacker sale - their June 22nd, 1968 sale of the Jess Bausher collection "consisting of early american coins and featuring his famous "error coin collection" used in compiling the book "It's Only Money". The book was published in 1966 and coauthored with Charles V. Dolan. M.D. From the dust jacket: "Jess Bausher, a charter member of C.O.M.E., writes a

    The E-Sylum: Volume 4, Number 29, July 15, 2001, Article 7PENNYPACKER ERROR COIN AUCTION In the June

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    NEW ZEALAND ERROR COIN MAKES HEADLINES

    NEW ZEALAND ERROR COIN MAKES HEADLINES

    11/12/2006

    Highlight: NEW ZEALAND ERROR COIN MAKES HEADLINES http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v09n46a18.html The E-Sylum: Volume 9, Number 46, November 12, 2006, Article 18NEW ZEALAND ERROR COIN MAKES HEADLINESA November 6th article in the New Zealand Herald describes therecent discovery of a rare error coin: "It's not often paying$2170 for a little 20c coin is considered a bargain - except whenit's one of about 15 of its kind in the world.Peter Eccles, owner of the Downtown Coin Centre, said the 20cpiece was minted on to the shape of a Hong Kong $2 coin by mistakein 1975, making it one of the rarest New Zealand coins in existence.The coin was struck when the Royal Mint was making five million20c coins for New Zealand before it went on to strike 60 millionof Hong Kong's new $2 coin, introduced that year.I

    The E-Sylum: Volume 9, Number 46, November 12, 2006, Article 18NEW ZEALAND ERROR COIN MAKES HEADLINE

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    BOOK REVIEW: 100 GREATEST U. S. ERROR COINS

    09/05/2010

    Highlight: It was no coincidence that error coin expert and Whitman coauthor Fred Weinberg was called upon to be part of the panel of experts who authenticated the missing Walton 1913 Liberty Nickel in 2003. "Weinberg was arguably the most knowledgeable of the group in mint processes and how they affect the appearance of the coin. He declined to look at the Walton coin until he had inspected all the other four nickels." ("Million-Dollar Nickels" by Montgomery et al, 2005, p285) Now for my thoughts on the book. Since I know some of you will ask, it failed my back-of-the-book test - there was no bibliography or index, only several pages of ads (not that there's anything wrong with that...). I looked within the text for footnotes or other text indicating the source of some of the coins or their

    John and Nancy Wilson submitted this review of the latest title in the Whitman Publishing "100 Grea

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    The Centinel, vol. 34, no. 1

    1/3/1986

    Highlight: is the field of error coinublicity campaigns have been directed in general at the entire realm of error coins. Many other areas of the numismatic hobby have received long lasting promotions, but with the exception of an occasional well publicized doubled die, the error hobby receives little outside help at all. For those involved in error coins, this lack of hype is something to be rather thankful for as error coin prices, for the

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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 103

    1/9/1996

    Highlight: collect error coinification system to be useful, it must satisfy two criteria: simplicity and sufficiency. SIMPLICITY means that the choice of descriptors used to classify each error type must be a minimum set of variables necessary to do the job and that these variables must be easy to measure. SUFFICIENCY means that the set of variables employed must provide a unique description of each particular error coin example, tha

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 16, No. 2(89)

    15/3/1982

    Highlight: I was able to get the coin because the dealer wasn't interested in it since it was an error coin. As I mentioned in my last article, error coins command a much higher price than a normal variety - this coin is worth 5 or 6 times what a normal Chain cent would sell for. However, I only paid a fraction of the price that a normal VG-F Chain cent would sell for. Getting an error coinies: double strikes, off- centers, and miscellaneous. This coin is one of the many that I have in my miscellaneous error group, and I consider it one of my nicest in that category. Going on to the second error coin, I've selected this 1797 S-137 since 1797 was a particularly productive year for large cent errors. I have 8

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    Numismatic Literary Guild Newsletter

    1/3/1973

    Highlight: we have prepared a booklet which outlines the unique approach to advertising which dealers who specialize in error coin collecting must observe. There are definite patterns and predictable results which will acrue when advertising is aimed at error coind not use the information which Lee Martin sent us, since we felt that this would have been an imposition in light of the poor showing of the other Guild members. Our booklet is available at no charge if any NLG member wishes to learn of our experiences publishing an error coin magazine. All we ask is help with postage. Send a business size stamped self-addressed envelope to ETCM, P. 0. Box 158, Oceanside, N.Y. 11572. May we suggest that the Guild

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    Eighty-First Mail Bid Sale

    Highlight: " -1991- "The Error Coin Encyclopedia" -372pp, ills , cc , 8vo . . . . C38. " -1994-Second Edition- "The Error Coin Encvclopedia" -426pp, ills, vals , hardbound in maroon cloth, gilt, DJ, 8vo . C3 9 .MARGOLIS, Arnold and WEINBERG, Fred-2000-Third Edition- "The Error Coin Encyclopedia" -456pp, ills, hardbound in maroon cloth, gilt, 8vo . C4 0 .MASON, Don W . -1 974-Volume l- "Intrinsic Values of Gold Coins for Bullion Ranges of $50-$800 per Ounce" -166pp, tables , 4 to . C4 1 .MASTERS, Robert V.and REINFELD, Fred-1958- "Coinometry" -94pp, ills, hardbound, oblong 8vo.For the young collector. C42 .McGARRY, Sheridan L. -1962 (reprinted from "The Numismatist" ) - " Mormon Money" -4 7pp , ills , cc , 12mo . Mark on cover. C43 .MEHL, B . Max -Mar, 1939- "Mehl's Coin Chronicle" -24pp, ills , pc ,

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    Forty-Sixth Mail Bid Sale of Numismatic Literature

    Highlight: ”The Error Coin Encvclopedia’’ -372pp. ills, cc. 8vo.Autgr . M C93. ’’ -1994-Second Edition- ’’The Error CoinLER, Wayne-1 976-First Edition- ’’An Analysis of Morgan and Peace Dollars’’ -204pp. ills . HC (black leatherette) , gilt, 8vo . .... C97.MISC.-a group of five "First Issues" of these Newsletters- "Currencv Dealer ( 1980 ) ’’ - ’’Certified Coin Dealer ( 1986) ’’ - "Modern Issue (1988) ’’ - ’’Accugrade Certified ( 1988 ) ’’ - ’’Illustrated Error Coin

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    The Americana Sale: United States Coins, Medals and Paper Money

    Highlight: Dusky golden-gray toning has adhered to the surfaces of this every so lightly lustrous yet well circulated error coin. 5423 1918-D dime Struck Off-Center. Extremely Fine-40. Surfaces are rather bright and lightly hairlined from a past cleaning. Struck about 20% off-center toward the 8:00 position of the obverse, a direction that has fortunately preserved the tiny 'D' mintmark on the reverse. Some rather strong die clashing is noted around the effigy of Liberty, leading us to wonder whether the impact of the dies without an intervening planchet somehow led the press to malfunction and produce off-centers like this one. Here is a very scarce, early dated Denver mint Mercury dime error. 5424 1919-D dime. Struck Off-Center. About Uncirculated -50, or better. The off-centering is about 15-20%

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    NLG Newsletter

    1/2/1993

    Highlight: In our error coin business and our magazine business, we have found this to be true. As examples, please consider the following. At various coin shows such as the FUN show or ANA Conventions, we will usually bring up to four or five cartons of Error Trends Coin Magazine which we distribute at our table as free samples. This represents well over 1,000 free magazines, given away to everyone who p 2 isse our table. After the dust has settled, we find very few new subscribers signing up. As a rule we will average less than a dozen new subscribers from that free distribution of samples. It hardly covers the cost of shipping that many free samples to the show. On the other hand, when we advertise sample copies of our magazine and charge $2.75 for each one, we find that well over 75% of those who

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    NLG Newsletter

    1/6/2012

    Highlight: ERROR COIN SPECIAUST ARNOLD MARGOUS DIES Arnold Margolis of Oceanside, N.Y., a pioneer dealer and communicator in the field of mint error coins, died March 26 at the age of 86. Amie, as friends called him, was a member of the NLG for many years, a regular attendee at the Guild’s annual Bashes and winner of a number of awards in the yearly Writers’ Competition. Outside of numismatics, he worked for 35 years in technical capacities for NBC-TV, attaining the status of senior video control engineer. During that time, he was involved in coverage of many important events, notably as part of the NBC team that covered the funeral of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. His interest in mint errors dated back more than half a century, and he is regarded as one of the people most responsible for

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    PENNYPACKER ERROR COIN AUCTION

    PENNYPACKER ERROR COIN AUCTION

    07/15/2001

    Highlight: PENNYPACKER ERROR COIN AUCTION http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v04n29a07.html

    The E-Sylum: Volume 4, Number 29, July 15, 2001, Article 7

    PENNYPACKER ERROR COINeorge
    Hetrick token collection at the Pennypacker Auction
    Centre in Reading, PA.. Your editor came across a
    catalog for another important Pennypacker sale - their
    June 22nd, 1968 sale of the Jess Bausher collection
    "consisting of early american coins and featuring his
    famous "error coin collection" used in compiling the book
    "It's Only Money". The book was published in 1966
    and coauthored with Charles V. Dolan. M.D.

    From the dust jacket: "Jess

    The E-Sylum: Volume 4, Number 29, July 15, 2001, Article 7

    PENNYPACKER ERROR COIN AUCTION

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    PENNYPACKER ERROR COIN AUCTION

    PENNYPACKER ERROR COIN AUCTION

    07/15/2001

    Highlight: PENNYPACKER ERROR COIN AUCTION http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v04n29a07.html

    The E-Sylum: Volume 4, Number 29, July 15, 2001, Article 7

    PENNYPACKER ERROR COINeorge
    Hetrick token collection at the Pennypacker Auction
    Centre in Reading, PA.. Your editor came across a
    catalog for another important Pennypacker sale - their
    June 22nd, 1968 sale of the Jess Bausher collection
    "consisting of early american coins and featuring his
    famous "error coin collection" used in compiling the book
    "It's Only Money". The book was published in 1966
    and coauthored with Charles V. Dolan. M.D.

    From the dust jacket: "Jess

    The E-Sylum: Volume 4, Number 29, July 15, 2001, Article 7

    PENNYPACKER ERROR COIN AUCTION

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    NEW ZEALAND ERROR COIN MAKES HEADLINES

    NEW ZEALAND ERROR COIN MAKES HEADLINES

    11/12/2006

    Highlight: NEW ZEALAND ERROR COIN MAKES HEADLINES http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v09n46a18.html

    The E-Sylum: Volume 9, Number 46, November 12, 2006, Article 18

    NEW ZEALAND ERROR COIN MAKES HEADLINES

    A November 6th article in the New Zealand Herald describes the
    recent discovery of a rare error coin: "It's not often paying
    $2170 for a little 20c coin is considered a bargain - except when
    it's one of about 15 of its kind in the world.

    Peter Eccles, owner of the Downtown Coin Centre, said the 20c
    piece was minted on to the shape of a Hong Kong $2 coin by mistake
    in 1975, making it one of the rarest New Zealand coins in existence.

    The coin was struck when the Royal Mint was making five million
    20c coins for New Zealand before it went on to strike 60

    The E-Sylum: Volume 9, Number 46, November 12, 2006, Article 18

    NEW ZEALAND ERROR COIN MAK

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    N.O.W. News, Summer 2014

    1/7/2014

    Highlight: He served as President of Midwest Error Coin Collectors. He was a Life Member of the American Nuismatic Association, CONECA and and a past board member of NOW. He was given an Honorary Life Membership in the Madison, Wisconsin Coin Club, and was the chairman of both the spring and fall Madison coin shows most years in the 1980's and 1990's. From 1979 to 2003 Len owned Len's Coins and Stamps, in Madison, Wl. Every two months over a period of 14 years he conducted a mail-order auction consisting exclusively of error coins. In 2003 he sold the business to Jim Essence, but remained associated with the business, now called "Jim's Coins", helping to continue the auctions, and passing on his knowledge, humor, and kind spirit to future generations of numismatists. Len was always grateful to all th

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    Coinage Of The American Confederation Period (COAC #11)

    /1996

    Highlight: one can test the hypothesis that the generation of an error coin is an accidental hap- penstance. Another way of saying this is if the hypotheses is true that the generation of an error coin is a random event, then the percentage of error coins, by date, should track with the percentage Digitized by v Google Original from INDIANA UNIVERSITY

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    Winning Ways: Official Publication of Women in Numismatics, vol. 10, no. 3

    1/10/2001

    Highlight: Another error coin was reported in October 2, 2000 by COIN WORLD It was a 1999-P Anthony Dollar struck on a Sacagawea manganese-brass planchet. This transistional error was discovered by Littleton coin company’s employee on August 10 by Nicole Sanborn. The coin was submitted to PCGS and graded MS65. It has a reeded edge. A third spectacular error coin was a 2000-P Sacagawea dol- lar struck on a the ring of a Canadian $2 bimetallic coin. This error occurred because the planchet for the $2 bimetallic ring became mixed in with finished Sacagawea planchets which had been bur- nished in Canada. These planchets were bound for either the Phila- delphia or the Denver Mint. Subsequently the ring went to the press along with the Sacagawea planchets and it was struck with the dol- lar dies. An

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    The Shekel, vol. 13, no. 3 (May-June 1980)

    /1980

    Highlight: confirmed that the “Hanuniyah” coin found by our collector is probably UNIQUE, as the three error coins known to exist are Unc. coins, as here the coin in question is Proof (with a “men”). After some time the Israeli Coin Mag- azine “SHEKEL”, by coincidence, print- ed the two stories, the one about the three visitors and their coins and the other about the discovery of the Proof “Hanuniyah” error cointir among Israel Numismatists, and many of them ran to their collections to have another look at their Hanukka Lamp coin, but no new discoveries were made. Up to to- day the proof “Hanuniyah” error coin is the only one known to exist. 47

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 16, No. 1(88)

    15/1/1982

    Highlight: I acquired my first large cent error-coin at the 1976 EAC annual meeting in Chicago. At that time, Robert Miller, Sr. of Saddlebrook, New Jersey was a very active large cent error specialist. He had an 1813 double— strike Turban cent and it really hooked me, so I bought it from him. I've always been impressed with the beauty and the many dates and varieties of large cents. And my interest in errors on these wonderful old coppers got me moving in that direction. A large cent erroi — coin always commands a premium over that of a normal coin. In the case of an off-center coin, the greater the extent of the off-center, the more valuable the coin. And the better the grade of the coin, the more valuable the piece is. Double-struck pieces are usually more valuable than off-centers, since there

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    Gobrecht Journal #68

    15/3/1997

    Highlight: Still they mention nothing about die varieties for this error coin in their description of this variety. Recently, Garrison Arey sent me a picture of an 1849-0 half dollar with the reverse rotated clockwise by about 80 degrees. This coin grades XF-45 and is a nice example of a rotated reverse error. Inspection of this picture led me to identify a heavy die crack that runs prominently through the reverse of this coin. This crack runs from the rim through the second A in AMERICA, through the field and on through the wing to the right side of the reverse shield. It is difficult to tell whether the crack continues further into the reverse since the defect would be hidden in the shield lines. I talked to Bill Bugert about the die crack that I had observed on this coin and he told me that not al

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    WAYNE'S NUMISMATIC DIARY: JUNE 10, 2008

    06/15/2008

    Highlight: I passed around the 4th edition of The Error Coin Encyclopedia by Arnold Margolis and Fred Weinberg, and It's Only Money (A Comedy or Errors) by Jess Bausher and Charles Dolan. The latter is a rarely seen 1966 publication. Tipped in the back of the book is a copy of the June 22, 1968 Pennypacker Auction of the Jess Bausher collection, consisting of Early American coins and featuring his famous "Error Coin Collection" used in compiling the book "It's Only Money" In other numismatic items, Dave passed around a beautiful medal that made a lot of us drool - a lovely bronze Libertas Americana medal. He found it at a coin dealer's shop several years ago, where it was mixed in loose with other items in a plastic bag and offered to him at $5.00 (yes, the decimal point is in the

    Time flies fast - a month has slipped by already, and Tuesday night was the June meeting of my Nort

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    BOOK REVIEW: WORLD'S GREATEST ERRORS BY MIKE BYERS

    04/05/2009

    Highlight: That price ranked among the top five ever realized by a mint error and represented a sum of money that few dealers or serious collectors would even consider spending on an error coin. Back then, there were no price guides for mint errors and very little information readily available to the public. Certainly there were no books to guide the reader through the vivid array and variety of mint error coinage. Since then, the mint error market has witnessed an explosion in collector interest. Today, there are hundreds of dealers, investors and collectors who are purchasing major mint errors far in excess of $7,750. Much has changed since 1975, and in large part, the driving motivation behind this book was to assemble in one place the mint errors that best represent the culmination and maturity o

    Jessica Mullenfeld of Zyrus Press publishing kindly sent me an electronic preview of one of their n

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    BOOK REVIEW: STRIKE IT RICH WITH POCKET CHANGE, SECOND EDITION

    01/31/2010

    Highlight: have a collection already and would like to see if that one coin you possess is in fact an error coin, then Strike It Rich with Pocket Change, Second Edition is your book. Strike it Rich is to-the-point and will explain in general terms the basic terminology of variety and error coin collecting while dispelling some of the myths that surround the hobby. The coins which are represented in the volume are those which you would expect to actually find in pocket change or at your local financial institution, coins which do have collectible value above and beyond their intrinsic worth. Ever since J.N.T. Levick published a price survey of United States large cents in 1868, dealers and collectors have been trying to wrestle with the historical importance of a coin versus its value, with value in

    Independent reviewer, numismatist, and author Jeffrey P. LaPlante submitted this review of a recent

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    NEW BOOK: 100 GREATEST U.S. ERROR COINS

    07/04/2010

    Highlight: three of America_s best-known error-coin specialists take the reader on a personal guided tour of the remarkable misstrikes and other oddities produced by the U.S. Mint. 100 Greatest U.S. Error Coins is the seventh entry in Whitman Publishing_s 100 Greatest_ library. It follows books that showcase coins, paper money, medals and tokens, comic books, and stamps. _Each of the 100 Greatest error coins was voted into place by leading coin dealers, collectors, researchers, and historians,_ said Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker. Inside, the reader will find prized and seldom-seen rarities_the unique and high-valued pieces that collectors dream about. The book also explores more readily available and widely popular error coins. All of them have a special _how_d that happen?_ quality, and the author

    Dennis Tucker forwarded this press release about the latest title from Whitman Publishing. -Editor

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    BOOK REVIEW: STRIKE IT RICH WITH POCKET CHANGE, 3RD EDITION

    06/12/2011

    Highlight: This soft cover book has 352 pages that contain many illustrations of just about every modern error coin that can make you money. The enlargement of the illustrations makes it very easy to see the error on the coin(s). All the illustrations are in black and white. As the book states, "There is no need for previous knowledge to get started." When you open up the cover of the book, you cannot miss in the lower left the words _No Experience Needed._ These are key words because the book is so well written that you can open it up to any page and find great information on some coin that you probably knew nothing about. Go to page 116 in the book, and it has information on, The _Perfect_ Circulation Strike which shows a 2003 Lincoln Cent in MS-70 Red which sold in a Teletrade Auction for $13,500.

    John and Nancy Wilson submitted this review of the latest edition of a book on U.S. error coinage b

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    ERROR COINS PIONEER AND AUTHOR ARNOLD MARGOLIS

    04/15/2012

    Highlight: the error coin hobby has lost one of the original pioneers of this segment of coin collecting. I had the honor and pleasure of knowing Arnie for almost 50 years - and I've always credited Arnie as being one of the three people who encouraged and motivated me to become a coin dealer, which has been my profession for 40 years. Arnie was a former Senior Video Control Engineer for NBC for over 35 years and was proud of his decades of work there, and his contacts with history, including being on the NBC team that presented the funeral of John F. Kennedy in 1963. Arnie was a member of the Board of CONE (Collectors of Numismatic Errors), the first major national error club and was also the first president of it's off-shoot, NECA (Numismatic Error Collectors of America). His participation in

    Numismatic News published an item by Fred Weinberg on the late Arnie Margolis. Coin World had a pie

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    ARTICLE PROFILES ERROR COIN DEALER FRED WEINBERG

    03/29/2015

    Highlight: ARTICLE PROFILES ERROR COIN DEALER FRED WEINBERG http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v18n13a24.html E-Sylum advertiser and longtime error coin specialist Fred Weinberg was profiled in a March 22, 2015 Coin World article by Paul Gilkes. I love the headline: Fred Weinberg makes a living off of other people's mistakes . Here's an excerpt. -Editor Known as a specialist in error coins and the minting process, and as an author on those subjects, Fred Weinberg from Fred Weinberg & Co. said he never intended to make a career from the hobby he was introduced to at age 9. Weinberg is also a specialist in U.S. gold coins. While in college in Southern California in 1972, Weinberg said, he received a phone call from Jonathan's Coins, in Inglewood, Calif., one of the largest coin shops in the country, to

    E-Sylum advertiser and longtime error coin specialist Fred Weinberg was profiled in a March 22, 201

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    Gobrecht Journal #101

    15/3/2008

    Highlight: This may be the largest clip known in the Seated half dime series and it is probably the same sole example enumerated in the 1 0%-20% column of the IECPG(lllustrated Error Coin Pricing Guide) included on page 1 07 of The Error Coin Encyclopedia(first edition, 1991). 1861 EF-40. 4% curved clip @ 5:00 with strong Blakesley effect, medium gray toning. Strongly clashed dies. An area of shallow strike-through in field to left of Liberty's arm and affecting D in UNITED and S in STATES. Price for the pair of Half Dimes $435 Terms: Conservative grading by "pre-gradeflation" technical standards. Three day return privilege for coins in an original untampered holder. Postage & insurance are extra. Please make payment by bank draft or U.S. international postal money order in U.S. funds. Robert Kril •

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