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 that boasts CONECA’s motto, “Knowledge Through Education.”. The reverse features a stylized 30th anniversary motif and conveys the fact that CONECA was formed in 1983 and is still going strong in 2013.
In a departure from its previous 20th and 25th anniversary medals in 2003 and 2008, it was decided that no normal strikes would be made this year.
According to Ken Potter, who arranged to have them struck, each silver Eagle was hand fed into a press so that a full date and portions of the lower design can be seen on the obverse of the silver Eagle, while portions of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA can be seen on the reverse. Many of the overstrike medals are similar, but every one of them is different in one way or another due to them being hand fed into the press.
The medals will be available to members and nonmembers alike and will be struck though 2013. No additional medals will be struck after 2013. CONECA’s initial order was for 100 pieces.
They may be ordered at $65 each, plus $4 postage for the first medal and $1.50 each postage for any additional medals ordered beyond the first. Foreign buyers should check with program coordinator, Al Raddi for postage rates to their country.
Checks and Money Orders should be made out to “CONECA” and sent to: CONECA Medals Program, c/o Al Raddi, 591 Tower Ridge Ct., Milford, MI 48381.
CONECA will also have a club table at the American Numismatic Association’s, World’s Fair Of Money this August in Chicago where the dies will be on display and medals for sale. They may also be ordered from the club’s web site via PayPal by going to: www.ConecaOnLine.org.
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