Notice to 81st Anniversary Convention booth holders, sponsors, and attendees,

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 –

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.

Our booth holders will have their choice of a refund of bourse fees paid, or the option of carrying those paid fees forward to our 2021 convention, April 21-24 2021. Those who select the option of carrying their paid fees forward will retain their already assigned booth location for the now cancelled 2020 event for 2021. Your choice should be communicated to Convention Chairman Kevin Foley.

Will will be working closely with our headquarters hotel, the Schaumburg Renaissance, to find the most efficient method of cancelling hotel reservations and refund of any deposits that may have been paid for reservations made under our room block. Once those consulations have concluded, we will be in further touch. Questions should be sent to our Convention Chairman, Kevin Foley, at or (414) 807-0116.

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