Welcome to Our 77th

Anniversary Convention

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77th Anniversary Convention Event Site:

The Central States Numismatic Society's 7th 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 www.chicagonorthwest.com. For City of Chicago tourist information access www.explorechicago.org.

View Larger Map You may move the map by left clicking on it and holding the left mouse button and moving the map to center the Renaissance Center on the map.

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 77th Anniversary Convention, will operate in accordance with the following schedule:

Restricted and Special Privilege Hours:

Wed., April 27 9 AM - Noon Move in and Setup for Booth Holders Only
Wed., April 27 Noon - 6 PM Early Bird/Professional Preview - $100 Registration Fee

Regular Public Hours:

Thursday, April 28 10AM-7PM (Booth Holders and Early Birds at 9AM)
Friday, April 29 10AM-6PM (Booth Holders and Early Birds at 9AM)
Saturday, April 30 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 77th 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 77th 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:

Exhibit Area Sponsor
Message Center Sponsor
Registration Area Sponsor
Educational Programs Sponsor
Best of Show Educational Award Sponsor

Silver Towne Your Trusted Coin and Bullion Dealer Since 1949 and a Proud Sponsor of CSNS 75th Convention

United States 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Educational Exhibit Awards

Young Numismatists Treasure Hunt Sponsor:

Young Numismatists Educational Sponsor

Jonathan K Kern Company Banner

Numismatic and Hard Assets Investment Forum

The Argent Grouop

Meeting Rooms

Carter Numismatics

Advertising Tokens



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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.

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
$151 S/D
Call (847) 303-4100
and mention the code ""CENCENA"
Guest parking is complimentary.

Reservations will be available on or after June 2015.

Cancellation policy: Reservations canceled closer than 21 days prior to guest arrival will be subject to payment of one night's room and tax. Please keep this policy in mind when making your travel and lodging plans.

If difficulties are encountered in making reservations at the hotel, please obtain the first and last name of the hotel employee involved and contact Convention Chairman Kevin Foley at (414) 807-0116 for assistance.

Please note that convention room blocks are limited and accommodations may not be available at the stated rate once the block is full and/or after it expires on March 15, 2016. Please book early to avoid disappointment. Once the block is full, it is full and once it is closed, it is closed.

Air Travel Discounts

American Airlines is offering attendees at the 77th Anniversary Convention of the Central States Numismatic Society a 5% discount off whatever fare would otherwise apply. To book the specially discounted fares, access the America Airlines website at www.aa.com and enter authorization number "5645AU". Fares may also be booked by calling American's special convention desk at (800) 433-1790 and giving the agent the same authorization number. A $20 per ticket fee will apply to reservation made via telephone. No service charge applies to reservations made via www.aa.com. reservations may be booked on or after June 1, 2015

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

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.

  • 2016 - April 27-30 - 77th Anniversary Convention -
    Renaissance Hotel & Convention Ctr., Schaumburg, IL
  • 2017 - April 26-29 - 78th Anniversary Convention -
    Renaissance Hotel & Convention Ctr., Schaumburg, IL
  • 2018 - April 25-28 - 79th Anniversary Convention -
    Renaissance Hotel & Convention Ctr., Schaumburg, IL

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CSNS 77th Anniversary Convention Sponsors

SilverTowne Youir Trusted Coin and Bullion Dealer Since 1949