Press Release 6-1-2020 Regarding Convention Staff
For Immediate Release 6-1-2020
The Central States Numismatic Society's Board of Governors has decided not to renew Convention Chairman Kevin Foley's contract, which expires June 30th, 2020.
Foley served as convention general chairman for decades, guiding it to its semi-permanent home in Schaumburg, IL, in 2012 and more recently incorporating elements of the Chicago Coin Fair and the PCDA National Coin and Currency Convention into the Central States convention.
After considerable discussion during a video conference meeting May 30, the Board thanked Foley for his service but voted to seek new convention leadership. President Mitch Ernst was tasked with searching for a successor.
The board also voted to eliminate the Bourse Chairman's potion, currently held by Patricia Foley, as a cost-saving move.
Faced with a projected deficit in 2021, the Board anticipates trimming convention expenses and replacing some paid staffers with volunteers in an attempt to bring the budget into balance.
The Central States anniversary convention, held each April, is one of the nation's larger coin shows, with nearly 300 dealer booths, and expansive exhibit area and notable auctions.
81st Anniversary Convention Event Site:
The Central States Numismatic Society’s 81st 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.
The convention center and hotel are located immediately adjacent to Exit 68 (Meacham Road) of the I-90 Freeway. Exit 68 is accessible only when traveling in a West bound direction. There is an unattended automatic toll at Exit 68, which is payable either via an in vehicle I-Pass toll transponder or by accessing the website of the Illinois tollway within seven days. (www.illinoistollway.com) Click on “Unpaid tolls and violations.” Unpaid tolls are subject to escalating penalties. From an East bound direction the hotel and convention center are located near the intersection of Algonquin Road and North Thoreau Drive. A landmark at that intersection is a Mobil gas station.
To obtain a map and directions from your location to the convention center please visit the following website: www.mapquest.com. For general Schaumburg tourism information, visit www.chicagonorthwest.com. For City of Chicago tourist information access www.explorechicago.org.
The Central States Numismatic Society Convention is one of the leading coin and currency collecting events in the United States. It features three separate and distinct major Signature Sales of numismatic rarities cataloged and conducted by Heritage Auctions, of Dallas, Texas. One sale will focus on rare U.S. coins, another on U.S. paper money, and, added in 2019, a third focuses on foreign and ancient coins and foreign paper money. The addition of a foreign and ancient Heritage Signature Sale compliments the 2019 addition of a dedicated world and ancient section to the 300+ booth bourse area, which features dealers from 40+ states. New for 2020, will be the inclusion of the Professional Currency Dealers Association sponsored National Currency Convention, featuring the rare currency specialist members of that now 35 year old trade association. In addition, there will be a world class judged educational exhibit area, as well as club meetings and educational programs and seminars.
The 300+ booth dealer bourse area, a central feature of the 81st Anniversary Convention, will operate in accordance with the following schedule:
Restricted and Special Privilege Hours:
Regular Public Hours – Access for All Registrants:
There is a $5 daily convention registration fee that applies during the regular public hours on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. An all event pass valid during regular public hours Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday is $10 for the duration of the convention. Life members of the Central States Numismatic Society receive complimentary public registration. Attendance at the Heritage auctions, as well as all convention educational programs held on the second level of the convention center are complimentary
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 81st Anniversary Convention, click here.
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 81st Anniversary Convention please contact CSNS President Mitch Ernst at
Auction Contact Information:
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 progressive members of the numismatic community, a number of these convention features have been made possible or enhanced by sponsorships undertaken by firms and individuals deserving of special recognition from the collecting fraternity. Booth holder convention sponsors are identified by special signage in their booths, as well as special ribbons attached to their convention credentials:
Please check this space regularly to view our growing list of sponsors for our 2020 81st Anniversary Convention.
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, all marked with special signage, to thank them in person. To learn how you can become a convention sponsor please write to email@example.com
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
Call the hotel at (847) 303-4100 and mention rate code “Central States Numismatic 2020” to receive our special rate. Parking is complimentary. Please note that once a reservation is made, two nights, the first and the last, will not be subject to cancellation and will be charged as a non-refundable deposit. Reservations cancelled within six weeks of the arrival date 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. This practice also exposes the Central States Numismatic Society to substantial liability for failure to meet our contractual sleeping room production guaranty to the Renaissance Hotel and jeopardizes our ability to contract with the hotel and convention center in the future.
Rooms may also be booked at the Renaissance on line via the following link:
NEED HELP BOOKING A ROOM?
In the event difficulties are encountered in making a reservation (room block is sold out, CSNS rate not available, agent can’t find the room block, room block has expired, etc.), Please remember, however, that other events will also be held in the hotel over our dates and that a limited supply of rooms is available. Once the hotel is physically sold out, it is sold out. Making a reservation sooner, rather than later, is highly recommended. Please also note the expiration date of our special rate, explained below.
Please have the following information available when calling
Name of attendee
Mailing address of attendee
Marriott Rewards number, if any (Marriott Rewards members receive complimentary in room Wi-Fi)
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 is available at our special discounted rate. Once the hotel is physically sold out, it is sold out, so please book early in order to avoid disappointment.
PLEASE ALSO REMEMER THAT THE ROOM BLOCK CLOSES ON MARCH 19, 2020. THIS MEANS THAT AFTER THAT DATE, EVEN IF ROOMS ARE AVAILABLE, THE HOTEL IS ENTITLED TO CHARGE A HIGHER RATE. PLEASE BOOK EARLY AND DO NOT PROCRASTINATE IN MAKING YOUR RESERVATIONS. THE RENASSIANCE IS AN EXTREMELY BUSY PROPERTY AND WILL BE HOSTING A NUMBER OF CORPORATE MEETINGS AND SIMILAR EVENTS OVER OUR DATES. THE RENAISSANCE IS REGULARLY SOLD OUT OVER MOST OF OUR DATES EACH YEAR.
A NUMBER OF ENTITIES REGULARLY CONTACT BOOTH HOLDERS AND OTHER POTENTIAL ATTENDEES AT NUMISMATIC AND OTHER CONVENTIONS USING CONTACT INFORMATION GLEANED FROM VARIOUS INTERNET SOURCES WITH OFFERS TO MAKE ROOM RESERVATIONS ON BEHALF OF THE ATTENDEE.
NEITHER THE RENAISSANCE NOR THE CSNS CONVENTION ITSELF HAVE AUTHORIZED SUCH IRREGULAR UNSOLICITED CONTACTS WITH OUR AUDIENCE. WE CAUTION AGAINST DEALING WITH SUCH ENTITIES, WHICH MAY MAKE EFFORTS TO OBTAIN CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION, SUCH AS CREDFIT CARD NUMBERS, FREQUENT GUEST ACCOUNT NUMBERS, RESIDENCE INFORMATION, ETC. FOR POTENTIALLY SUSPECT PURPOSES.
PLEASE PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION BY BOOKING YOUR RENASSANCE RESERVATION SOLELY THROUGH THE PHONE OR INTERNET INFORMATION APPEARING ABOVE ON THE SITE.
To Book a Discounted Taxi Ride to or from the Event Site:
Taxis boarded via the regular taxi line at O'Hare or Midway airports are subject to a substantial surcharge for service to suburban destinations. This surcharge can be avoided by reserving a suburban cab in advance of arrival. Contact Taxi 7, which utilizes Lincoln Town Car cabs. Book in advance at or calling (800) 525-7187.
Educational Exhibit Chairman:
2 Brookwood Lane
The Educational Exhibit Chairman is responsible for operation of the educational exhibit area where collectors display non-commercially with scholarly research and descriptions of the numismatic material displayed.
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 2019 convention, i.e. security room opening on Monday, auction lot viewing opens on Tuesday immediately prior to the opening of the bourse area to the public on Wednesday. First Heritage auction session is typically on Wednesday and the final session on Friday, with lot delivery continuing until Saturday morning.
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April 22-25 Schaumburg, IL
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April 21-24 Schaumburg, IL
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