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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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Central States Auctions Total More Than $33.6 Million

More than $33.6 million in rare coins and currency changed hands during the Central States auctions, which were moved from Chicago to Heritage Auctions’ headquarters in Dallas, Texas, April 23-26 due to the cancellation of the Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) Convention.
“Considering the worldwide coronavirus crisis, participation was stellar, with more than 6,800 people participating in the auction online,” said Jim Halperin, co-founder of Heritage Auctions

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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 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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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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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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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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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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Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 6

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers …… Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 During the fall of 1955 and winter and early spring of 1956, Stack’s continued building segments of the J.K. Lilly Collection, keeping him informed while he spent his winter in Florida. We sent […]

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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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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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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.     […]

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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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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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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 conducted […]

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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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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 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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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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