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Last Update:   05/11/2015

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contain 37,189 photos for 3,157 varieties.

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elcome to the third generation of Variety Vista.  The look and feel remain the same, but the content has been updated.  It still features all the die variety categories including design varieties, mintmark styles, and the ever popular doubled die, and repunched mintmark varieties.  The site is also home to the CONECA Master Listing of Die Varieties (CML), which places all your variety information in one convenient location.  Now for the first time we are offering free online access to a few of our smaller E-Books.  Click on the colored buttons to the right.

Major Mercury Dime DDO Discovered

After almost 100 years of circulation, an Obverse doubled die has been reported on the 1919 dime.  The doubled die was reported by Jeffrey Sam.  It has made its way around the die variety attributers and is now listed in all their files.  CONECA lists it as DDO-001, 1-O-IV+VIII.  It will even have a CPG listing!  How this DDO has missed being reported before now has perplexed everyone who has seen it.  At this time only 2 have been reported.  Will yours be the third?  You can see the full entry here or view it in the Mercury Dime E-Book.  Just click on the colored button in the right hand column.


Strongest States Quarter DDO Reported

A recent attribution package from ANACS revealed a 1999-S PA States Quarter with the strongest spread DDO of any States Quarter known.  The doubling is a class IV, offset toward the East with a tilt, resulting the strong spread on the Left side of the Obverse fading out by the time it reaches the middle of the design.  You can see additional photos here.  By the way it is on a clad proof planchet.

Our Newest E-Book
The Lincoln Cent RPM Book, Vol. 2 (1959-1989)

Is Available for Immediate Delivery

March 15, 2014 Have you been waiting for a complete update to The Lincoln Cent RPM Book? Wait no longer. Volume 2 of the Third Edition is now released in E-Book format, completing The Lincoln Cent RPM E-Book set. While Volume 1 focused on Wheat Cent RPMs, Volume 2 focuses on Memorial Cent RPMs. Together, these two volumes take Lincoln Cent RPM collecting to an all new level. 

In The Lincoln Cent RPM Book Volume 2: 1959-1989, you will find photos of all the die markers for a given variety.  And not just the die markers for one stage, but for every stage, with only a few exceptions.  Ninety-eight percent of all the Memorial Cent RPM photos have been retaken using high quality, high magnification, full color, digital images.  That is 5200+ images, all at your fingertips. 

Variety Vista E-Books are bigger, better, and easier to use than traditional print books.  And these RPM E-Books will make attributing your RPM collection an incredible joy.  Volume 2 contains all 481 Memorial Cent RPMs listed in the CONECA files and it includes the latest population and pricing guide as well. It's my first choice when attributing Memorial Cent RPMs and I bet it will be yours too!

The Lincoln Cent RPM Book, Vol. 2 (1959-1989) is available for immediate delivery.  And best of all, it's just $30 + $4 shipping and handling. At that price, why not buy two one for you and one for a friend?

Check out The Book Store for additional savings.


Detailed Study of the 1914/3 Buffalo Underway

Several Researches are attempting to resolve the decade old controversy surrounding the 1914/3 Buffalo Nickel.  Is it a legitimate overdate?  Or is it damage to a working hub?  We are in need of MS specimens to photograph, particularly of  the 2 dies which show what appears to be the bar of the 3 through the upper 4 of the date.  Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.  You can find information on this current study here and here.


First Reported DDR for the American Gold Eagle

First announced to the world in Aug. 1987 by the ANA Certification Service, this specimen is the first listed in the CONECA files and comes courtesy of Sabrina Rachal.  Her 1986 1oz Gold Eagle exhibits a strong spread toward the center of the coin on just about all of the Left side of the coin, especially E PLURIBUS UNUM. You can see additional photos here.


Lincoln Cents Still Needed for Better Photos

I have compiled a list of Lincoln Cent RPMs I would like to re-photograph.  Please check the list and if you can help, send me an email.  You will have my appreciation and I am sure that of all Lincoln Cent collectors.  Additionally, here is a list of the Lincoln Cent Wheat & Memorial Doubled Dies I would like to re-photograph.


Doubled Die Numbering System Uncoded!

After numerous requests to explain what the CONECA doubled die numbering system means, I have prepared a page describing each element.  Please take a moment to read through it and offer any suggestions for how it can be explained in simpler terms or ask any further questions you may have.  You can get to it through the Doubled Dies page or by clicking here.

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  Free Online E-Books

Buffalo Nickels

Mercury Dimes

Standing Liberty Quarter

Liberty Walking Halves

SBA Dollars

Current Postings

1945-S 1c RPM-032 New

1946-D 1c RPM-007 Updated

2013 1c DDR-001 New Listing

2014 1c DDO-003 New Listing

1919 10c DDO-001 New Listing

2004-P WI 25c DDR-016 New

2004-P WI 25c DDR-017 New

2005-P OR 25c DDR-012 New

2005-D OR 25c DDR-010 New

1971-D 50c DDO-017 New Listing

Previous Postings

1942 1c DDR-011 New Listing

1943-S 1c DDR-004 New Listing

1945-S 1c RPM-031 New Listing

2009 EC 1c DDR-066 New Listing

2014 1c DDO-002 New Listing

1936-D 5c RPM-014 New Listing



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The Jefferson Nickel RPM Book

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