Category Archives: Central States Numismatic Society

CSNS Seeks Virus Medal Design

The year, 2020, has been hard for coin shows and collectors alike with all the cancelations and COVID-19 restrictions put in place, socially distancing people from family and friends. This year, the Central States Numismatic Society is seeking a design for a silver medal commemorating the “year of the virus” and its effect on Central States and the hobby.
The medal will be distributed at Central States’ 82nd-anniversary convention in April and will mark both the canceled 2020 convention and the hoped-for 2021 show

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CSNS hires Larry Shepherd as convention manager

The Central States Numismatic Society is pleased to announce the hiring of Colorado Springs, CO, coin dealer Larry Shepherd as its new convention manager.
Convention operations previously were overseen by Convention General Chairman Kevin Foley and Bourse Chairman Patricia Foley, whose positions were eliminated in a reorganization this summer

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CSNS hires Larry Shepherd as convention manager

The Central States Numismatic Society is pleased to announce the hiring of Colorado Springs, CO, coin dealer Larry Shepherd as its new convention manager.
Convention operations previously were overseen by Convention General Chairman Kevin Foley and Bourse Chairman Patricia Foley, whose positions were eliminated in a reorganization this summer

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Central States Hires Larry Shepherd as Convention Manager

The Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) is pleased to announce the hiring of Colorado Springs, Colorado, coin dealer Larry Shepherd as its new convention manager. Convention operations previously were overseen by Convention General Chairman Kevin Foley and Bourse Chairman Patricia Foley, whose positions were eliminated in a reorganization this summer. CSNS President Mitch Ernst said, […]

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CSNS Parts Ways with Chairman Foley

The Central States Numismatic Society’s board of governors has decided not to renew Convention Chairman Kevin Foley’s contract, which was set to expire June 30.
Foley served as convention general chairman for decades, guiding it to its semi-permanent home in Schaumburg, Ill., in 2012 and more recently incorporating elements of the Chicago Coin Fair and the PCDA National Coin and Currency Convention into the Central States convention

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CSNS: Foley Out as Convention Chairman

The Central States Numismac Society’s (CSNS) Board of Governors has decided not to renew Convention Chairman Kevin Foley’s contract, which expires June 30. Foley served as convention general chairman for decades, guiding it to its semi-permanent home in Schaumburg, Illinois, in 2012 and more recently incorporating elements of the Chicago Coin Fair and the PCDA […]

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Early American Copper Coin Profiles: Finest Certified 1811 Half Cent

The 1811 Classic Head half cent is a low-mintage key in the popular series and a challenging condition rarity in high grade. Only a handful of high-quality examples have survived over the years, and any auction appearance of a Mint State specimen is a notable event for early copper collectors. PCGS has certified only five […]

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Ancient Coin Profile: 9 Solidi Medallion of Constantine the Great

Gold medallions were gifts produced for the Roman emperor to bestow upon high-ranking civilian and military individuals, as well as “foreign ambassadors and chieftains whom it was intended to impress.” They were “the imperial counterpart of private gifts presented to friends on important occasions.” Described by Arnold Toynbee as money medallions because they were “true […]

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Heritage Central States Ancient & World Coins Auction Open for Bidding

As the auction season kicks into full stride with Heritage’s April 24-27 World and Ancient Coin Signature auction, we are excited to announce another standout auction, as well as the addition of a special Premier Session of elite coins sure to appeal to even the most scrupulous collector. Without further ado, here is a preview […]

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Historic 1858 Proof Liberty Eagle Gold Coin Offered at Heritage Auctions

NGC PR64 Ultra Cameo CAC, the only specimen known to exist outside of museums, will headline Central States Numismatic Society auction An 1858 Liberty Head eagle, one of the most historic U.S. gold coins ever minted and the only specimen known outside of museums, will headline Heritage Auctions’ U.S. coins offerings during the Central States […]

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Central States Awards Summer Seminar Scholarship

Andrew Blinkiewicz has been awarded the 2020 Central States Numismatic Society’s Emerging Professional Summer Seminar Scholarship, sponsored by Eagle Eye Rare Coins. The scholarship, created in 2019, recognizes professional numismatists under 30 who have contributed to the hobby through their work and involvement in numismatic organizations. Blinkiewicz has been a senior numismatist at Heritage Auctions […]

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Central States 2020 Convention Canceled, Auction Moved

The Central States Numismatic Society has canceled its 2020 Convention April 22-25 due to the coronavirus outbreak.
“Our focus is the safety and health of our booth holders, exhibitors, collectors, and the general public.  Therefore, in accordance with recommendations from health officials to cease activities where people gather together in large and close groups, we are canceling our convention,” CSNS President Mitch Ernst said

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Central States Auctions Move to Dallas: Heritage

  Heritage Auctions continues to closely monitor the circumstances surrounding the global challenge presented by COVID-19 and its impact on all of our daily lives, including upcoming shows and auctions. On Monday, we were told of the cancellation of the Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) Convention. While the convention is canceled, Heritage plans to go […]

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Central States Numismatic Society Cancels 2020 Convention

The Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) has canceled its April 22-25, 2020 convention because of the coronavirus outbreak. “Our focus is the safety and health of our booth holders, exhibitors, collectors and the general public. Therefore, in accordance with recommendations from health officials to cease activities where people gather together in large and close groups, […]

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Central States Convention Announces Programs for 2020 Show

The 313-booth Central States Numismatic Convention, with public bourse hours Wednesday through Saturday, April 22-25, has announced its schedule of educational programs, meetings and seminars. The convention will be held at the Schaumburg Convention Center and adjoining Renaissance Hotel, 10 miles from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport adjacent to the westbound I-90 freeway, at 1551 North Thoreau […]

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“In God We Trust” — Giving numismatic thanks

(Pelham, Alabama) — In November 2019 Whitman Publishing will release In God We Trust: The American Civil War, Money, Banking, and Religion. The 352-page hardcover volume will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online

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Central States Convention Expands Focus of Bourse Area

At a time when many numismatic events are experiencing challenges and difficulty in maintaining the size of their bourse area, the Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) convention is actually growing, according to Convention Chairman Kevin Foley. “During our 2018 convention,” he said, “we were approached by a delegation of booth holders and the management of […]

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Bowers on collecting: Let’s go back to the Melish sale in 1956

As you read these words, the Central States Numismatic Society convention is taking place in Schaumburg, Illinois. This prompts me to go back to some text I am creating for my autobiography

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Bowers on collecting: Surprises in the marketplace

On April 17 to 19, 1980, the Central States Numismatic Society Convention was held in Lincoln, Nebraska, preceded by Professional Numismatists Guild Day on the 16th. The atmosphere was uncertain

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Lake Country Collection Spotlights British Coin Offerings at Central States

The upcoming April 25-30 Central States World Coins Signature Auction is set to be loaded with outstanding material, with an especially strong selection of British coins. One of the featured collections is The Lake Country Collection, a privately assembled collection of nearly 300 coins, almost all of which are British. The Lake Country Collection contains […]

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CSNS announces new Bowers Award

The Central States Numismatic Society has announced the creation of the Q. David Bowers Award in recognition of lifetime achievement by a numismatic professional.
This award is designed to recognize the unselfish devotion, scholarly contributions, and investments of time and resources made by a numismatic professional to the hobby

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PMG Grades Second-Known 1920 Home Bank of Canada $5

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has certified the second-known example of the 1920-dated Home Bank of Canada $5. The issue was previously thought to be unique, with the only example being in the National Currency Collection of The Bank of Canada. The note, recently certified by PMG, is the first and only in private hands. This […]

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Heritage Auctions’ 2018 Chicago events bring over $38 million, part two

Dallas, Texas (May 2, 2018) — Hobby-changing discoveries of world and U.S

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Heritage Auctions 2018 Chicago Event Brings in $38+ Million

U.S. Coins Are 99% Sold by Value and Lot Hobby-changing discoveries of World and U.S. coins paced Heritage Auctions late April Chicago Coin Expo (CCE) & Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) auctions to $38,150,247, registering a 99 percent sell-through rate by value and lot for U.S. Coins. “It’s no exaggeration this season’s auction offered some of […]

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Top 5 Auction Results at Heritage Central States Signature Sale

The Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) is one of the most active and important numismatic organizations in the United States, and its annual convention is one of the top numismatic events of any year. This is why Heritage Auctions was proud once again to be the official auctioneer for the 79th CSNS Convention. The auction […]

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Central States Announces Heritage Auctions Educational Speakers

2018 election results also announced By Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) …… The 79th Anniversary Convention of the Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) will be held April 24-28, 2019 at the Schaumburg Convention Center and Renaissance Hotel, located at 1551 North Thoreau Drive in the Chicago suburb located roughly 10 miles Northwest of O’Hare Airport. […]

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In Memoriam: The Life and Legacy of Eric P. Newman, 1911-2016

  By CoinWeek News Staff …. With contributions by Karl Newman of Monaco Rare Coins You can hardly be blamed for taking the man’s immortality for granted; he’d made it all the way to 106, after all. But as each of us went about our business Wednesday, secure if not content in the status quo […]

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In Memoriam: The Life and Legacy of Eric P. Newman, 1911-2017

By CoinWeek News Staff …. With contributions by Karl Newman of Monaco Rare Coins You can hardly be blamed for taking the man’s immortality for granted; he’d made it all the way to 106, after all. But as each of us went about our business Wednesday, secure if not content in the status quo of […]

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In Memoriam: Industry Icon Leon Hendrickson Passes Away at 90

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. Truly a giant in the professional ranks of rare coin dealers. –Jeff Garrett, President of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and owner of Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries Icon of the rare coin industry and all-around gentleman Leon Hendrickson passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017. His […]

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The Biggest Highlights of Heritage Auctions’ Central States Signature Sale

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek…. The 78th annual convention of the Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) took place from Wednesday, April 26 through Saturday, April 29, and Heritage Auctions served as the official auctioneer. The central States Signature Auction was held in multiple sessions starting on Wednesday and extended beyond the convention itself, with Internet […]

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Heritage: Siegel Collection Silver Dollars Available for Bidding at CSNS Auction

Heritage Auctions is pleased to present The Siegel Collection as a part of the April 26-30 official auction of the Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) convention in Schaumburg, Illinois. The finest selections from this auction are scheduled to be offered at Platinum Night, 6 p.m. Central Time Thursday, April 27. The Siegel Collection was assembled […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Welcomes Numismatist Connor Falk

Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, specialists in Spanish-American colonial coins and treasure, is proud to have numismatist Connor Falk join the company. Falk will review and catalog consignments as well as work with clients to get the most out of the auction experience. Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, already a leader in Latin American and shipwreck coin […]

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Grading Paper Money – PMG Accepting Submissions at Central States

Both US and world currency submissions will be accepted at the Central States Numismatic Society Convention, in Schaumburg, Illinois at the Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center, April 28 – 30 Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) will be accepting regular submissions for all service levels during the show. All submissions will be sent to our office in […]

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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 making […]

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TJ Coins Wins Free Table at PAN Spring Coin Show

By Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists….   Ohio coin dealer Tom Priebe of TJ Coins won a free table for the next PAN Coin Show, to be held October 22 – 24, 2015. A dealer drawing was held at the PAN Spring Coin Show on May 9th the last day of the three-day event. Each participating dealer’s […]

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Cool Coins! 2015 Central States Numismatic Society Edition

The Central States Numismatic Society’s 76th Annual Convention just wrapped up. Dealers from across the country came to Schaumburg, Illinois and brought with them cases upon cases of Cool Coins! In this video, CoinWeek examines four of the most interesting pieces spotted on the bourse. Gary Adkins (Gary Adkins Associates), a 1902 Wells Fargo so-called dollar (HK-296) […]

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Coin Shows – Rarity Reigns Supreme At 76th CSNS

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. Heritage Auction Powers Over $46 Million; The Queen Of Gold – 1880 Coiled Hair Stella Reels in $1.8 Million; Lighter Attendance at CSNS Has Dealers Lobbying For New Venue; Collector Craves Classic Commems. Spring is definitely in the air! A series of delightful days with the temperature topping […]

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Coin Shows – Rarity Reigns Supreme At 76th CSNS

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   Heritage Auction Powers Over $46 Million; The Queen Of Gold – 1880 Coiled Hair Stella Reels in $1.8 Million; Lighter Attendance at CSNS Has Dealers Lobbying For New Venue; Collector Craves Classic Commems. Spring is definitely in the air! A series of delightful days with the temperature […]

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CoinWeek Interview: John Kamin – Forecasting Profits in Numismatics and Avoiding the Traps

A CoinWeek Exclusive Interview… At the Central States Numismatic Society’s 76th Annual Convention, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan sat down with John Kamin, editor of The Forecaster Moneyletter. In this interview Kamin discusses speculating on numismatics, the buying and selling of “factory coins”, and areas of the market where most anybody can buy into and possibly reap profits from […]

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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 © […]

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CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – April 10, 2015 – Video: 8:12.

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan discusses the week’s top numismatic story – the resolution of a year-long federal court case regarding the ownership of a 1974-D Aluminum Cent. Also, Charles previews Mike Markowitz’s new multi-part video series CoinWeek: Coins of the Bible. Heritage Auction’s CSNS Platinum Night sale gets an animated preview. You’ll want to check that […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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PCDA Announces Numismatic Educational Symposiumon on Sunday at Future Convention

Patricia Foley, Convention Chairman for the Professional Currency Dealers Association sponsored National Coin and Currency Convention, has announced a format change for the event, effective with its 2015 edition. She said, “Our 30th Annual National Coin and Currency Convention will once again be held at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare, located in Rosemont, IL, just […]

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CoinWeek Article Leads to the Discovery of Previously Unknown 1942-1946 Double Mint Sets

A coin dealer’s article on Double Mint Sets leads to the discovery of 1942-1946 Double Mint Sets… By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. This is a story about five tiny cloth sacks, a numismatic mystery 70 years in the making, and a coin industry veteran, whose recollection of one particular missed opportunity led […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSpcf_wYZpI Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. April, 2014 […]

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Central States Numismatic Society Convention Show Report: Part 2

By Charles Morgan 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 United States currency […]

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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 were […]

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These New 1804 Dollar Discoveries and More will be Revealed at CSNS Convention

By Mark Ferguson – www.1804Dollar.com At 6:00 pm Central time on Thursday, April 24th I will be releasing my new book, The Dollar of 1804 – The U.S. Mint’s Hidden Secret, at the Central States Numismatic Society convention in Schaumburg, IL. CoinWeek will be posting a video after my presentation which will reveal major new discoveries […]

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1797 Dimes ‘in the news’ and general information for collecting Draped Bust Dimes

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #218 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……….. As 1796 is the first year of dimes, which were a novel and mysterious denomination at the time, and because 1796 dimes are less scarce than 1797 dimes, 1796 dimes […]

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New 1804 Dollar Discoveries to be announced at CSNS Book Release Presentation on April 24th

Numismatic researcher Mark Ferguson has announced an April 24th presentation at the Central States Numismatic Society, where he plans to announce new findings he has uncovered while studying the famed “King of Coins”, the 1804 dollar. The event will take place at 6:00pm and will kick off the release of Ferguson’s new book, The Dollar […]

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“The Riverboat Collection” of Private & Territorial gold coins to make big waves at Central States Auction

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #217 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……….. On Thursday, April 24, at a convention center near Chicago, Heritage will offer “The Riverboat Collection” of private and territorial gold coins, as part of the official auction of the CSNS Convention. This is one […]

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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 […]

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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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