81st Anniversary Convention Event Site:
The Central States Numismatic Society has canceled its April 22-25, 2020 convention because of the coronavirus outbreak.
"Our focus is the safety and health of our booth holders, exhibitors, collectors and the general public. Therefore, in accordance with recommendations from health officials to cease activities where people gather together in large and close groups, we are canceling our convention,” CSNS President Mitch Ernst said.
The official CSNS convention auctions held by Heritage Auctions will still be held on the dates scheduled. However, the location has changed from the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in suburban Chicago to Heritage’s headquarters in Dallas, TX, instead. For more information on these auctions, please visit the Heritage website - www.ha.com.
CSNS understands the logistical challenges facing those who had made plans to attend the convention and will be reaching out to booth holders and exhibitors in the coming days to discuss options.
Hotel reservation questions should be directed to the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel at 847-303-4100
“We thank our many friends in the numismatic community, including educational exhibitors, numismatic professionals and collectors for their past support of our conventions and look forward to seeing them at our 82nd Anniversary Convention next year in Schaumburg,” Convention Chairman Kevin Foley said.
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:
Tuesday, April 21 4PM-7PM Move in and Setup for Convention Sponsor Booth Holders
Wednesday, April 22 9AM-11AM Move In and Setup for All Booth Holders Only
Wednesday, April 22 11AM-3PM Early Bird/Professional Preview - $125 Registration Fee
Regular Public Hours – Access for All Registrants:
Wednesday, April 22 3PM-6PM
Thursday, April 23 10AM-7PM (Booth Holders and Early Birds at 9AM – Sponsors at 8AM)
Friday, April 24 10AM-6PM (Booth Holders and Early Birds at 9AM – Sponsors at 8AM)
Saturday, April 25 10AM-5PM (Booth Holders and Early Birds at 9AM – Sponsors at 8AM)
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 the General Chairman, Kevin Foley at: or CSNS President Mitch Ernst at
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. It has conducted sales in conjunction with conventions sponsored by a variety of other numismatic organizations, including the Houston Coin Club, 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 during 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, are 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
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 contact Convention Chairman Kevin Foley at email@example.com or by calling him at (414) 807-0116
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 contact the Convention Chairman, Kevin Foley, for assistance at (414) 807-0116. 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 the Convention Chairman for reservation assistance:
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
The room block is currently open and accepting reservations.
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.
Patricia R. Foley
Law Office of Patricia R. Foley
131 West Layton Avenue – Suite 205
Milwaukee, WI 53207
FAX (414) 747-9490
The Bourse Chairman is responsible for dealer booth sales and space assignments. Dealers interested in booth space should contact her.
131 West Layton Avenue – Suite 205
Milwaukee, WI 53207
FAX (414) 747-9490
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.
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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