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Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) hosts an annual convention each spring that is one of the largest and most prestigious, attracting major dealers and collectors from all parts of the country. Educational programs, YN activities, exhibits and top-notch auctions are normal attractions.

 

Future Conventions

The annual CSNS spring convention is one of the largest and most prestigious, attracting major dealers and collectors from all parts of the country. Educational programs, YN activities, exhibits and top-notch auctions are normal attractions. Information regarding future conventions may be had by contacting a member of Central States' professional convention management team: Kevin Foley, general chairman, Kevin Foley; deputy chairperson, Patti Finner, bourse chairman, foleylawoffice@gmail.com, or exhibit chairperson Jack Huggins.

  • 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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The $1,000 United States Note (face), featured on this souvenir card 1992 CSNS convention card

1992 CSNS Convention Card

The $1,000 United States Note (face), featured on this souvenir card, has two distinctive engraved vignettes. The first and central vignette is the portrait of DeWitt Clinton (die #1088). Clinton once served as a United States Senator, Mayor of New York City, and served three times as the Governor of New York. Charles Burt, a freelance engraver, engraved Clinton's portrait in 1870 for a fee of $650. The second vignette on the left side of the note depicts Christopher Columbus in his study (die #562).

This original vignette was engraved by Henry Gugler, who was also a freelance engraver, in 1869. The note featured on this souvenir card was originally intended as a series 1875 note, but was issued later as a series 1878 with the signatures of Allison and Gilfillan.

The foil-stamped figure and border on the card are from the World's Columbian Exposition Diploma. The Diploma was an engraved print which was presented to international exhibitors at the Columbian Exposition held in Chicago, Illinois, in 1893. Each Diploma was individualized with the exhibitor's name and contribution using "surface printing."

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