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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.

Check the SITE MAP for a complete listing of pages

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

Central States at ANA

CSNS Will be at the ANA Convention in Rosemont in August. VIsit long time Board member and Past President Ray Lockwood and Past Exhibit Chairman Fran Lockwood at booth #1641.

Renew memberships, sign up for a membership or just visit with the Lockwood's.

Bourse applications for the 76th Anniversary convention will be available, but the bourse is almost sold out so act now!

Learn about CSNS Educational Seminars and talk to Ray about your club sponsoring one.

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: and your autographed book will be sent out immediately.

CSNS 76th Annual Convention

April 22-25, 2015

Renaissance Hotel &

Convention Ctr.,

Schaumburg, IL

Convention Information for 2015

75th Show Photo's

Dealers List    ()

Convention Schedule

Bourse Map

Exhibit Rules

Exhibit Application    (Exhibit Applications Due NLT 3/15/2015)

Hotel Information

Airfare Discount

Dealer Booth #'s

Other CSNS Information

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What's New at CSNS

CSNS Publication Grants

The CSNS Board in its April meeting voted to continue awarding $20,000 to authors who wish to research, write and publish numismatic books. Grants of up to $5,000 may be applied for. Additional information can be obtained from CSNS Education Director, Ray Lockwood, 765-664-6520 or email:

Read about the new grants here Book Grants


Club listings, Meetings times, dates and general information.

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