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78th Anniversary Convention Event Site:

The Central States Numismatic Society's 78th Anniversary Convention will be held in Schaumburg, IL, 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.

A map is shown on the page below. You may click on the map to obtain directions or you may obtain a map and directions from your location to the convention center by visiting the following websites: mapquest.com. For general Schaumburg tourist information and information about sites of interest and restaurants near the convention center please access the Schaumburg Convention and Visitors Bureau website: www.schaumburgconventioncenter.com/ and chicagonorthwest.com. For City of Chicago tourist information access www.explorechicago.org.

Event Description:

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 300+ booth bourse area with leading dealers from no less than 40 states, as well as educational exhibits, club meetings, programs and seminars.

Bourse Hours:

The 300+ booth dealer bourse area, a central feature of the 78th Anniversary Convention, will operate in accordance with the following schedule:

Restricted and Special Privilege Hours:

Wed., April 26 9 AM - Noon Move in and Setup for Booth Holders Only
Wed., April 26 Noon - 6 PM Early Bird/Professional Preview - $125 Registration Fee

Regular Public Hours:

Thursday, April 27 10AM-7PM (Booth Holders and Early Birds at 9AM)
Friday, April 28 10AM-6PM (Booth Holders and Early Birds at 9AM)
Saturday, April 29 10AM-5PM (Booth Holders and Early Birds at 9AM)
Admission to the bourse area is complimentary during the Thursday-Saturday regular public hours.

For a listing of booth holders signed up to date with their booth numbers and to see if your favorite dealer will have a booth, please click here.

To view a diagram of the bourse layout for the 78th Anniversary Convention, click here.

Convention Schedule:

To view the complete convention schedule of events, including hours and locations for auction lot viewing, auction sessions, the bourse, as well as meetings and educational programs, click here.

Please revisit this site as the convention grows closer to check for the addition of exciting new activities and meetings. If you would like to have your numismatic club or organization hold a meeting in association with the 78th Anniversary Convention please contact the General Chairman, Kevin Foley at: kfoley2@wi.rr.com or Educational Chairman Ray Lockwood at sunrayofmarion@aol.com.

Auction Contact Information:

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 and has conducted sales in conjunction with conventions sponsored by other numismatic organizations, including the Florida United Numismatists and the American Numismatic Association. Heritage is also the official auctioneer for the Long Beach Numismatic Exposition, as well as enjoying official auction status at the New York International Numismatic Convention.

The Heritage auctions held as an official part of the Central States Numismatic Society Convention typically offer roughly $50,000,000+ of numismatic rarities during multiple sessions held over three days from Wednesday through Friday of our convention, followed by an extensive internet only session, with those additional lots available for viewing at our convention. Heritage maintains an award winning website at which its catalogs, including color illustrations of currently offered material and information, as well as prices realized about past auctions, is readily available. The Heritage CSNS auctions are eagerly awaited by the collecting fraternity each Spring as significant collections are dispersed at our event.

The Heritage website address is: www.ha.com.

Heritage may be contacted at:
Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.
3500 Maple Avenue - 17th Floor
Dallas, TX 75219
Toll free: (800) USCOINS Consignment hotline: Ext. 222
Phone: (214) 528-3500
FAX: (214) 443-8425

Convention Sponsors:

At any major numismatic event, there are a number of features and activities, that although an essential part of the overall experience, by their very nature can not be self sustaining. Thanks to the generosity of a number of progressive members of the numismatic community, a number of these convention features have been made possible or enhanced by sponsorships undertaken by firms deserving of special recognition from the collecting fraternity:

Educational Exhibit Awards Sponsors:

  • Ruhama and Leon Hendrickson Best of Show Award - Silver Towne
  • United States Coins Awards - Heritage Auctions
  • United States Paper Money Awards - Lockwood Memorial Award
  • World Paper Money Awards - Jack D. Huggins, Sr. Memorial Awards
  • Tokens Awards - Des Moines Coin Club
  • Junior Exhibitor Awards - Mark Petty Memorial Awards
  • Medals Awards - Milwaukee Numismatic Society and South Shore Coin Club
  • World Coins After 1500 A.D. Awards - Professional Coin Grading Service
  • World Coins Prior to 1500 A.D. - Sovereign Entities Grading Service Awards
  • Miscellaneous - Brett Irick Awards
  • Young Numismatists Educational Program Sponsors:
    • Jonathan K. Kern Company
    • SIMCO – Larry Shepherd
    • MidAmerica Rare Coin Company – Jeff Garrett
    • Whitman Publishing Company
  • Young Numismatists Treasure Hunt Sponsor:
    • Professional Coin Grading Service
  • Bourse Area Complimentary Wi-Fi Sponsor:
    • Robert Higgins – The Argent Group
  • Meeting Rooms Sponsor:
    • Jason Carter – Carter Numismatics
  • Convention Advertising Token Sponsor:
    • Coleman Foster
  • Convention Commemorative Medal Sponsor:
    • Quad City Coin
  • Advertising Sponsor:
    • Coin Week
  • Message Center Sponsor:
  • Registration Area Sponsor:
  • Exhibit Area Sponsor:
    • SilverTowne

Please revisit our website to view the contact information for additional convention sponsors as they make their commitments.

Without the generosity of our convention sponsors, a number of the enhancements that make the Central States Numismatic Society convention a special event would not be possible. Our President and Board join the entire convention staff in extending our thanks for their selfless support. If you'll be attending the convention in person, please take a moment to visit their booths to thank them in person. To learn how you can become a convention sponsor please contact Convention Chairman Kevin Foley at kfoley2@wi.rr.com.

Hotel Accommodations:

Rooms have been blocked for convention attendees at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel, directly connected to the immediately contiguous convention center.

Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel
1551 North Thoreau Drive
Schaumburg, IL 60173
$157 S/D - Call (847) 303-4100
and mention the code
"Central State Numismatic 2017"
Guest parking is complimentary.
Please note that once a reservation is made, two nights, the first and the last, will not be subject to cancelation and will be charged as a non-refundable deposit. Reservations cancelled after March 1, 2017 will be charged for the entire stay. It has become necessary to adopt this cancellation policy in order to deter the practice of overbooking and then canceling just prior to arrival, a behavior that has inconvenienced many attendees in the past by making rooms unavailable to them at the Renaissance.

Rooms may also be booked at the Renaissance on line via the following link: Renaissance on line


In the event difficulties are encountered in making a reservation (room block is sold out, hotel is sold out, etc.), please contact the Convention Chairman, Kevin Foley, for assistance at (414) 807-0116 or via e-mail at kfoley2@wi.rr.com.

Please have the following information available:

  • Name of attendee
  • Mailing address of attendee
  • Phone number
  • E-mail address
  • Marriott Rewards number, if any
  • Arrival date
  • Departure date
  • Bedding (Double/Double or King)
  • Special requests, if any
  • Name of room sharing partner, if any
  • Credit card number, expiration date and name of card holder as printed on card

While we will make every effort to assist in resolving booking difficulties, please remember that a limited number of rooms are available at our special discounted rate. Once the hotel is sold out, it is sold out, so please book early in order to avoid disappointment.

Convention Contacts:

Bourse Chairman:

The Bourse Chairman is responsible for dealer booth sales and space assignments. Dealers interested in booth space should contact the Bourse Chairman.

CSNS Bourse Chairman Patricia Foley

Patricia R. Foley
Law Office of Patricia R. Foley
131 West Layton Avenue - Suite 212
Milwaukee, WI 53201 (414) 698-6498
FAX (414) 747-9490

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General Chairman:

The General Chairman is responsible for the overall planning and operation of the convention. Clubs and societies interested in holding meetings in conjunction with the event should contact him.

Kevin Foley

Kevin Foley
P.O. Box 589
Milwaukee, WI 53201
(414) 807-0116
FAX (414) 747-9490
E-mail: kfoley2@wi.rr.com

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Exhibits Chairperson:

The Exhibits Chairperson is responsible for operation of the educational exhibit area where collectors display non-commercially with scholarly research and descriptions of the numismatic material displayed. Individuals interested in displaying for educational purposes should contact Jack Huggins.

Jack Huggins Treasurer
PO Box 24267, Belleville, IL 62223-9267
Email: hug511@aol.com

Education Chairman:

W. Ray Lockwood
2075 East Bocock Road
Marion, IN 46952
(765) 664-6520
FAX (765) 664-6503
E-mail: sunrayofmarion@aol.com

The Education Chairman, in coordination with the General Chairman, is responsible for engaging speakers and the scheduling and coordination of meetings and programs. Clubs and societies interested in holding meetings in conjunction with the convention should contact him or the General Chairman.

Future CSNS Convention Dates:

Future dates listed are for the bourse only. Security room and auction lot viewing will begin earlier, typically in the same daily pattern in effect for the 2015 convention, i.e. security room opening on Monday, auction lot viewing opening on Tuesday prior to the Wednesday Professional Preview Day.

  • All Events are at Renaissance Hotel & Convention Ctr.,
    Schaumburg, IL
  • 2018 - April 25-28 - 79th Anniversary Convention
  • 2019 - April 24-27 - 80th Anniversary Convention
  • 2020 - April 22-25 - 81st Anniversary Convention
  • 2021 - April 21-24 - 82nd Anniversary Convention

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To become a sponsor of the CSNS web site or Convention, contact kfoley2@wi.rr.com