Central States Numismatic Society

Serving the Numismatic Community since 1939

The Leading Regional Numismatic 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.

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The following educational programs have been suspended by the CSNS board:

  • Library Book program
  • The Author Grant program
  • The Traveling Education Seminars

The Club DVD program and the Club Speaker program are still active. For information please contact CSNS president, Mitch Ernst at president@centralstatesnumismaticsociety.org

Sad News

Thursday morning Ray Lockwood, former Central States President and long time Board of Governors Member as well as CSNS Education Director died. We are collecting remembrances of Ray to be posted on a "Remembrance" page Read More...


What's New At CSNS

  • Check out the new "Articles and Misc Info page >>  Articles and & Info
  • A New CSNS Convention Medal Series >>  Click Here
  • Future CSNS Seminars >> Click Here
  • Bring your Club by Bus - read more  >>   Here  <<
  • YN's urged to exhibit at the Anniversary Convention. See >> YN Page <<
  • Wonder who used to be CSNS President? >> Past Presidents
  • Visit our new YN Page
  • Donate to Central States. Click Here
  • Updated DVD list DVD List
  • Author Kevin Flynn has written an E-Book "Appraising Your Coin Collection" and has given Central States the opportunity to post it on our website for free. Read it HERE
  • ANA Summer Seminar Grants Click Here

The Centinel CSNS's award winning publication is now archived on the internet at The Newman Numismatic Portal. If you would like to read past issues, >> CLICK Here<< or on the image below.

Cover of First Centinel - linked to Newman Numismatic Portal

CSNS 79th Annual Convention

April 25-28, 2018 Renaissance Hotel & Convention Ctr., Schaumburg, IL

Future Convention Dates

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

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