Central States Numismatic Society

A Leading Hobby Organization

logoThe 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.

States in the region are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

78th Anniversary Convention April 26-29, 2017

redbookThe Central States Numismatic Society's 78th Anniversary Convention will be held in Schaumburg, Illinois, at the Schaumburg Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, located at 1551 North Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg, IL 60173. Our event site is located in close proximity to Chicago's premier suburban shopping destination, the Woodfield Mall.

The Central States Numismatic Society Convention is one of the leading such events in the United States. It features two separate and distinct major Signature Sales of numismatic rarities cataloged and conducted by Heritage Auctions, of Dallas, Texas. One sale will focus on rare coins, while the other will be devoted exclusively to collectable paper money and related ephemera. In addition, there will be a 250+ booth bourse area with leading dealers from no less than 40 states, as well as educational exhibits, club meetings, programs and seminars.

Heritage Galleries and Auctioneers Inc., based in Dallas, Texas, is the official auction company of the Central States Numismatic Society Convention. Heritage enjoys a well earned reputation as the leading numismatic auction house in the United States.

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The Coin Analyst: 2016: Year in Review

The Coin Analyst: 2016: Year in Review

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   Let’s face it – the year 2016 kept the news media industry busy. International terrorism, the mosquito-borne Zika virus, and a string of high-profile celebrity deaths stole the headlines in 2016. Meanwhile, a hotly contested presidential election in the United States pitted former First Lady and senator Hillary […]

ANA Honors Young Numismatist, Adult Advisor with Service Awards

ANA Honors Young Numismatist, Adult Advisor with Service Awards

Recipients recognized at the World’s Fair of Money® Member Donor Reception The American Numismatic Association (ANA) formally recognized David Heinrich and Jason Paonessa for their contributions to the hobby and the Association on August 11 during the Member Donor Reception at the Anaheim World’s Fair of Money. Lawrence J. Gentile Sr. Memorial Award for Outstanding […]

ANA Honors Notable Numismatists with Service Awards

ANA Honors Notable Numismatists with Service Awards

Recipients recognized at the World’s Fair of Money® Awards Banquet and Member Donor Reception The following individuals were formally recognized for their contributions to the hobby and the American Numismatic Association (ANA) on August 12 during the Awards Banquet and August 11 during the Member Donor Reception at the Anaheim World’s Fair of Money. The […]

Author Allan Schein Wins Pradeau Award from Mexican Numismatic Society

Author Allan Schein Wins Pradeau Award from Mexican Numismatic Society

On May 20, 2016, the Sociedad Numismática de México (Mexican Numismatic Society) bestowed upon Salt Lake City author Allan Schein the Alberto Francisco Pradeau Award for his bi-lingual book Mexican Beauty: Un Peso Caballito. The congratulatory letter announcing this prestigious award cited that Mr. Schein’s “investigation, study and conclusions are considered of great merit for […]

Coin Shows – Central States Convention Opens 2017 Hotel Room Block

Coin Shows – Central States Convention Opens 2017 Hotel Room Block

By Central States Numismatic Society …..   Patricia Foley, Bourse Chairman for the Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS), has announced that the organization’s hotel room block for its 77th Anniversary Convention is now open for reservations. The CSNS event will be held at the Schaumburg Convention Center and adjoining Renaissance Hotel, located at 1551 North […]

Coin Shows – John Burns Traveling Library Coming to Central States

Coin Shows – John Burns Traveling Library Coming to Central States

By Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists ….   The Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) have completed arrangements to have the John Burns Memorial Reference Library brought to the Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) 77th Anniversary Convention on April 28 – 30, 2016. The gathering of many numismatic notables at the Burns Memorial Library dedication ceremony at […]

Coin Shows – CSNS Convention Scheduled for Schaumburg, Illinois

Coin Shows – CSNS Convention Scheduled for Schaumburg, Illinois

By Central States Numismatic Society ….. The 77th Anniversary Convention of the Central States Numismatic Society will be held in Schaumburg, Illinois at the Schaumburg Convention Center and adjoining Renaissance Hotel during the last week in April. The event site is located at 1551 North Thoreau Drive in the northwest suburb roughly 10 miles from […]

United States Mint to Participate in CSNS Convention

United States Mint to Participate in CSNS Convention

By Central States Numismatic Society …..   The United States Mint will operate a sales booth at the 77th Anniversary Convention of the Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS), according to Bourse Chairman Patricia Foley. “The U.S. Mint is always a really popular feature at any convention that they participate in,” she said. “In addition to […]

Central States Announces Future Dates

Central States Announces Future Dates

By Kevin Foley – Central States Numismatic Society….   Patricia Foley, Bourse Chairman and Secretary for the Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS), has announced that the organization recently extended its contract with the Schaumburg Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center through 2021. The facility is located at 1551 North Thoreau Drive in the Northwest Chicago suburb […]

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Central States Numismatic Society Announces Exhibit Award Sponsorships

Central States Numismatic Society Announces Exhibit Award Sponsorships

Kevin Foley, Convention Chairman for the Central States Numismatic Society’s 77th Anniversary Convention, to be held April 27-30, 2016, has announced sponsorships for a number of the organization’s educational exhibit awards. Foley said, “Our educational exhibit area has earned a well deserved reputation as the major leagues of competitive exhibiting. We typically have roughly 50 […]

The Real Story Behind the Gettysburg Address. Video: 4:36.

The Real Story Behind the Gettysburg Address. Video: 4:36.

Dennis Boggs has made a career out of portraying one of the the United States’ most beloved presidents, Abraham Lincoln. In this video, shot at the Central States Numismatic Society’s 76th Annual Convention, Boggs… er… Mr. Lincoln reveals the true story behind his oration of the Gettysburg Address. Copyright © CoinWeek May 2015 COINWeek is the most […]

Don Willis Describes New PCGS Holder with Improved Security Features – Video: 1:28

Don Willis Describes New PCGS Holder with Improved Security Features – Video: 1:28

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan spoke with PCGS President Don Willis at the Central States Numismatic Society’s 76th Annual Convention in Schaumburg, Illinois. In this segment, Willis reveals new information about design changes to PCGS’s coin holders. Copyright © CoinWeek May 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare Coin and Currency news; with analysis and information […]

Going Mobile: Harlan J. Berk Introduces New App and Coin Auction Series

Going Mobile: Harlan J. Berk Introduces New App and Coin Auction Series

Michael Printz, Senior Numismatist, Harlan J. Berk. Interviewer: David List, CoinWeek.com. Chicago coin dealer and auction house Harlan J. Berk has created a new easy to use mobile auction app for collectors on the go. In this video from the Central States Numismatic Society’s 76th Annual Convention, Harlan J. Berk’s Michael Printz describes the AP to […]

Central States Numismatic Society Makes a Large Contribution to ICTA. Video: 2:34.

Central States Numismatic Society Makes a Large Contribution to ICTA. Video: 2:34.

Kevin Foley, Bourse Chairman, CSNS; Kathy McFadden, Executive Director, ICTA. The Central States Numismatic Society has a given a donation to the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA). Kevin Foley of CSNS explains why their support for ICTA. Copyright © CoinWeek 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare Coin […]

CoinWeek Q&A with PCGS President Don Willis – Video: 17:48

CoinWeek Q&A with PCGS President Don Willis – Video: 17:48

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan spoke with PCGS President Don Willis at the Central States Numismatic Society’s 76th Annual Convention in Schaumburg, Illinois. Willis discussed on-site show grading, PCGS’s ongoing focus in creating new markets for coin grading in the world numismatic marketplace, the PCGS Set Registry, the new PCGS Digital Coin Album, and why collectors like novelty label inserts.     […]

Central States Numismatic Society 76th Convention Wrap-up with Kevin Foley – VIDEO: 4:21

Central States Numismatic Society 76th Convention Wrap-up with Kevin Foley – VIDEO: 4:21

Kevin Foley, Convention Chairman, Central States Numismatic Society; Interviewer: David Lisot. Kevin Foley talks about the 76th annual CSNS Convention, including its expanded bourse and Civil War Lecture Series. He shares why exhibits are so important to the convention and about naming the Best of Show Exhibit Award after the Hendricksons of SilverTowne. Copyright © […]

Exceptional 19th Century U.S. Gold Coins in Central States Auction

Exceptional 19th Century U.S. Gold Coins in Central States Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #272…. A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds….   In Schaumburg, Illinois, a small city not far from Chicago, the annual CSNS convention will be held from April 22 to 25. In the official auction, which will be […]

Rare $4 ‘Coiled Hair Stella’ coins appear in Heritage CSNS auction

Rare $4 ‘Coiled Hair Stella’ coins appear in Heritage CSNS auction

Rare gold pattern headlines The New Orleans Collection, presented by Heritage Auctions’ as part of its Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) Convention auction; accompanied by high-grade 1933 $10, a fabled rarity A simply stunning 1880 $4 Coiled Hair Stella PR67 NGC CAC, the rarest of the four Stella varieties and the ideal Registry Set candidate, will […]

Heritage Coin Auction at Central States brings $53.6 million

Heritage Coin Auction at Central States brings $53.6 million

The Riverboat Collection, the finest collection of Territorial gold ever offered by Heritage Auctions, exceeded expectations in the company’s Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) US Coin Signature® Auction, April 23–27 in Chicago, with the 63 coins in the collection bringing more than $10.4 million to lead the $30+ million Platinum Night offerings on Thursday, April 24, […]

Numismatic Quick Hits: 1922 Peace Dollar Matte Proof + CoinWEEK’s New Spot Price Page + CSNS Exhibit Winners

Numismatic Quick Hits: 1922 Peace Dollar Matte Proof + CoinWEEK’s New Spot Price Page + CSNS Exhibit Winners

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. 1922 High Relief Matte Proof Peace Dollar Discovery Sometimes it’s who you know. At least, that’s the case for a California family that now finds itself in a position to cash in on two rare 1922 Peace dollar High Relief Matte Proofs. The coins, known to the […]

Central States Auction Signals Strength in Rare Coin Market

Central States Auction Signals Strength in Rare Coin Market

Posted by Jim Bisognani  for NGC ……………. Rare Coin Market is strong as Heritage Sale Races To $47 Million – Territorial Gold A Powerhouse Birds are singing; the ground and trees are slowly becoming alive again. Ah, those seasonal changes are so much appreciated. Yet, for numismatists, the rites of spring wouldn’t be complete without the Central States […]

Central States Numismatic Society Convention Show Report: Part 3

Central States Numismatic Society Convention Show Report: Part 3

By Charles Morgan – Content Manager for CoinWeek…..   Our bags are packed and another Central States Numismatic Society Convention is in the history books. This one, of course, will be well-remembered as the Diamond Jubilee convention of the CSNS. If proof were needed, it shows that Central States remains an important and historic organization. The next […]

Central States Numismatic Society: CSNS Convention Update 2014. VIDEO: 3:00

Central States Numismatic Society: CSNS Convention Update 2014. VIDEO: 3:00

Patricia Foley, Bourse Chairman, Central States Numismatic Society Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. The 75th anniversary convention for the Central States Numismatic Society took place in Schaumburg, Illinois. Patricia Foley talks about what is involved in holding the convention and what participants of coins shows  expect to see . Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. April, 2014 The […]

Central States Numismatic Society Convention Show Report: Part 2

Central States Numismatic Society Convention Show Report: Part 2

By Charles Morgan – Content Manager for CoinWeek….. A busy second day at the Central States Numismatic Society Convention got underway at the Women in Numismatics meeting, held at 9am in the Serenity Room at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center here in Schaumburg, Illinois. The guest speaker was Allen Mincho, a leading expert in […]

Central States Numismatic Society Convention Show Report: Part 1

Central States Numismatic Society Convention Show Report: Part 1

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek…..   The Central States Numismatic Society Convention is always a big show, but this year is special. 2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the CSNS, and the convention is going on right now at the Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center in Schaumburg, Illinois. More than 200 dealers and industry figures […]

Numismatic Quick Hits: 1804 Dollar Presentation + Mt.Gox No More + New Book from Miles Standish

Numismatic Quick Hits: 1804 Dollar Presentation + Mt.Gox No More + New Book from Miles Standish

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   CoinWeek Gets Exclusive Rights to Film 1804 Dollar Presentation As reported last week, author and researcher Mark Ferguson will be giving a major presentation on the Dexter 1804 dollar at the Central States Numismatic Society Convention in Schaumburg, Illinois. The event will take place on April 24 […]

Central States Numismatic Society Coin Show Takes Place April 23-26 VIDEO: 4:01

Central States Numismatic Society Coin Show Takes Place April 23-26 VIDEO: 4:01

Kevin Foley, CSNS Convention Chairman Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. The Central States annual coin convention will take place again in April in Schaumberg, Illinois outside Chicago. Chairman Kevin Foley talks about what collectors may expect to see at the show including plenty of dealers, numismatic exhibits, activities for kids, lectures, a special Civil War forum […]

Upcoming Central States Numismatic Society Auction Features Finest Known VAM

Upcoming Central States Numismatic Society Auction Features Finest Known VAM

“Acquiring an 1887 with a clashed E is considered a landmark event by most variety specialists” …, Jeff Oxman wrote in his book, The Hot 50. For more than a decade, that VAM has been listed in the TOP 10 by those who write about or collect VAMs. Recently, the sale prices of examples have […]

 
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