The Combined Organizations of Numismatic Error Collectors of America has issued a set of commemorative medals in honor of its 25th anniversary. The set is made up of three normal medals and two misstrikes.
All five medals were struck 39 mm in diameter. The normal strikes are available in 1 ounce .999 pure silver, silver clad and golden bronze.
Off-center and double-strike versions are available in silver clad. The silver clad version of the normal medal is identical to the pure silver version in physical appearance but weighs 26.4 grams. The misstrikes expanded beyond the normal 39 mm size.
The double-strikes were produced in a variety of types: first strike normal with second strike off-center, both strikes off-center, and flip over double-strikes. Those ordering more than one double-strike in either format will be given the greatest variety possible.
CONECA?s logo is featured on the obverse, along with a special 25th anniversary design on the reverse. The exact mintage of the medals will be determined by the number of collectors who order by the closing date of July 31, 2009, or a total mintage of 300 for each format, whichever comes first.
Effective immediately, CONECA members may place early bird orders. The official order period for non-members begins July 30 with the kick-off of the club?s annual Errorama celebration, held each year in conjunction with the American Numismatic Association?s World?s Fair of Money.
There medals will be available to those who want to pick them up.
Order limits are five medals per person in each striking format in any combination ordered.
The pure silver version costs $36 per medal, the silver clad and golden bronze two-piece set is $19.95, the silver clad off-center and double-strike two-piece set is $29.95, and the complete five-piece set of all medals is $84.
Optional cherry wood presentation cases for complete sets with the medals encapsulated in Air-Tite holders are available for $59 each. Velvet presentation cases with encapsulation cost $25 each.
For domestic shipping, add $3.50 for one medal, $3.75 for two medals and $4.50 for three or more medals. Add $3 per presentation case.
Send mail orders to CONECA 25th Anniversary Medals Program, c/o Robert ?BJ? Neff, 321 Kingslake Dr., Debary, FL 32713. Make checks and money orders payable to CONECA.
A printable order form is available from the online CONECA Store at www.conecaonline.org.