76th anniversary Medal
76th Anniversary Convention Medal

A leading Hobby Organization

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.

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


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'16 CSNS Literary Competition...Open to Members  read about it here

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Educational Seminars 2016

2016 CSNS Numismatic Seminar:

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - Toledo, Ohio
Co-host is the Glass Center Coin Club

Spring 2016 - Seminar Speakers

  • 9:00 AM - Brad Karoleff - "Connections - Black Pepper, The Mountain That Eats Men & John Reich"
  • 10:30 AM - Carol Bastable - "Love Tokens, Beyond the Ordinary"
  • 1:00 PM - Larry Falater - "Toledo, Michigan in Notes and Lore"
  • 2:30 PM - Peter Huntoon - "Spotlight on Ohio National Bank Notes"

History of CSNS books available for the bargain price of $6.00 postpaid. Send a check for $6.00 made out to CSNS to:

Ray Lockwood, Education Director
Marion, Indiana 46952
Ph. 765-664-6520
Email: sunrayofmarion@aol.com and your autographed book will be sent out immediately.

CSNS 77th Annual Convention

April 27-30, 2016

Renaissance Hotel &

Convention Ctr.,

Schaumburg, IL

Convention Information for 2016

Dealers List   

Convention Schedule

Bourse Map

Exhibit Rules

Exhibit Application    (Exhibit Applications Due NLT 3/15/2016)

Hotel Information

Dealer Booth #'s

    Future Convention Dates

    Renaissance Hotel & Convention Ctr.,
    Schaumburg, IL

  • 2016 - April 27-30 - 77th Anniversary Convention
  • 2017 - April 26-29 - 78th Anniversary Convention
  • 2018 - April 25-28 - 79th Anniversary Convention

Other CSNS Information



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What's New at CSNS

Free Numismatic E-Book

Author Kevin Flynn has written an E-Book "Appraising Your Coin Collection" and has given Central States the opportunity to post it on our website for free. Read it HERE


CSNS Publication Grants 2015-16

The CSNS Board in its September meeting voted to award $25,000 to authors who wish to research, write and publish numismatic books. Grants are for $5,000. Information may be obtained from CSNS Education Director, Ray Lockwood, 765-664-6520 or email: sunrayofmarion@aol.com

This year's winners are William Bierly, Kevin Flynn, Peter Huntoon, Allan Schein, and Gerald Tebben with John Roberts

Read about the new grants here Book Grants 2015-16




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Club listings, Meetings times, dates and general information.




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