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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

Educational Seminars 2015

Dates And Locations For 2015 CSNS Numismatic Seminars Announced:

May 23, 2015 - Milwaukee, Wi

    Spring 2015 Seminar Speakers

  • Bill Brandimore - "Small-Size Silver Certificates: Mules, Stars & Block Rarities"
  • Peter Huntoon - "Wisconsin National Banknotes"
  • Neil Shafer - "Commemorative Paper Money"
  • Wendell Wolka - "Antebellum Wisconsin Banknotes & Banking"

November 22, 2015 - Rosemont, IL

    Fall 2015 Seminar Speakers
  • Peter Huntoon
  • Mark Hotz
  • Steve Feller
  • Larry Lee

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

Dealers List   

Convention Schedule

Bourse Map

Exhibit Rules

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

Hotel Information

Airfare Discount

Dealer Booth #'s

    Future Convention Dates

    Renaissance Hotel & Convention Ctr., Schaumburg, IL

  • 2015 - April 22-25 - 76th Anniversary Convention
  • 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

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:

This year's winners are Donald Dool, Peter Huntoon, Steve Tomkins, Harry Waterson, David Schenkman & TEC (The Elongated Collectors)

Read about the new grants here Book Grants 2015


Club listings, Meetings times, dates and general information.

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