CSNS Announces New Logo and Conference Information

The Central States Numismatic Society is making changes that club officials say are intended to strengthen the organization and its members.

The Midwest-based organization’s updated logo, which shows all 13 states in the region, adds the phrase “Building Collector Community.” Membership in the organization is not limited to collectors in the Illustrated States, but is open to anyone in the United States and abroad.

The quarterly magazine of the association, The Centinel, underwent changes, acquiring a new size and a new editor, Barbara Gregory. The former editor of the American Numismatic Association’s The numismatist, Gregory worked with CSNS officials to come up with a new design for the group’s flagship publication. The Summer 2022 edition features the modernized format, with full-color illustrations and a larger size. Formerly measuring 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches, The Centinel now measures 8.375 inches by 10.875 inches and features additional editorial content.

“We hope to offer three feature articles per issue, selected from solicited and unsolicited manuscripts by authors in the CSNS sphere,” Gregory said. Each issue will feature regular columnists, covering topics related to US coins, alumni, global numismatics, and tokens and medals. Content reflecting Midwestern topics is encouraged but not required.

After a successful return to the coin convention scene in 2022, the Central States Numismatic Society is gearing up for what club officials hope will be a bigger and better event in 2023. annual COVID-related event in 2020 and 2021, the CSNS Board of Directors and newly appointed Convention Director, Larry Shepherd, have devised plans to revitalize the convention and the organization.

The April 2022 convention at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel has been expanded to accommodate 272 dealers at 489 tables in 340 booths. Shepherd is trying to expand even more for more dealerships. The 2023 show, the 84th annual convention, will be open to the public April 27-29, with a PNG Day sponsored by the Professional Numismatists Guild taking place before the show on April 26.

“Safety and security are top concerns for dealers and collectors and we have worked closely with the professional team at Positive Protection, Inc. to provide even more security for CSNS convention attendees,” said Shepherd.

CSNS members benefit from free admission to the congress and an annual subscription to The Centinel. Information can be obtained at www.csns.org.

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