The Central States Numismatic Society, founded in 1939, is one of the larger numismatic organizations in the United States with membership fluctuating around 2,000. CSNS, as it is known informally, operates in a 13 state Midwestern region but membership is open to residents of all states and foreign countries.
The schedule of educational programs at the 74th Anniversary Convention of the Central States Numismatic Society is highlighted by an eight session Civil War Educational Forum, with four sessions each on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27. Presenting an overview of numismatic topics related to the Civil War, as well as programs dealing with selected aspects of the medical, political, military and social history of the Civil War era, this aspect of the convention brings a distinguished roster of Civil War interpreters and educators to Schaumburg to share their research and knowledge with our members and guests.
Heritage to Auction “Walton” 1913 Liberty Head Nickel
“There are only Five 1913 Liberty Head Nickels, made under mysterious circumstances at the Philadelphia Mint, and each of these fabled coins has a story to tell about where it’s been and who’s owned it the past century. But one of those five, the Walton 1913 Liberty Nickel, has the most fascinating story of all: Recovered from a car crash and mistakenly labeled a fake, then stored in the closet of a virginia house and hidden from the hobby’s radar for four decades until a nationwide publicity campaign actually led to its startling re-discovery and authentication in 2003.”