Central States Numismatic Society Honors Beth Deisher with 2022 Q. David Bowers Award

CSNS annual honor recognizes lifetime achievements

Doug Davis

Beth Deisher

April 13, 2022 — The Central States Numismatic Society (www.CentralStatesNumismaticSociety.org) is presenting its annual Q. David Bowers Award this year to well-known and respected numismatic journalist Beth Deisher of Sylvania, Ohio. She served as Editor of Coin World for 27 years until her retirement in 2012.

During 2017 and 2018 Deisher served the Industry Council for Tangible Assets as Director of Anti-Counterfeiting, developing and leading a task force that created educational programs and training courses to assist federal law enforcement in the investigation and prosecution of those importing and trafficking in counterfeit coins flowing from China into the United States. In 2019 she led the successful transition of the task force into the nonprofit Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation, now operating under the auspices of the Professional Numismatists Guild.

The annual CSNS Bowers Award recognizes unselfish devotion, scholarly contributions, and investments of time and resources made to the hobby by numismatic professionals.

“For whatever reason, the professional side of the hobby is often overlooked when awards and recognitions are handed out. When I proposed the creation of this award in 2019, I thought it important that Central States take the lead in recognizing the contributions made by the numismatic professionals of our hobby,” said Mitch Ernst, CSNS President.

“Beth’s leadership, and her unrelenting, thoughtful, and trusted work as Coin World Editor, and as the author or editor of important numismatic books, helped build and support a solid foundation for the hobby into the 21st century,” stated CSNS Convention Manager Larry Shepherd. “Beth is one of the people I look up to and respect the most in our hobby, for her vast knowledge, her courage, and her unwavering integrity. Her impact on numismatics has been immeasurable.”

Named after well-known dealer and prolific numismatic author Q. David Bowers, recipients of the Central States Numismatic Society’s annual lifetime achievement award are chosen by the CSNS Convention Committee.

“I thank the Central States Numismatic Society for this recognition and for its leadership in the numismatic community,” said Deisher.

“It is especially meaningful to receive its Q. David Bowers Award because Dave Bowers was one of my earliest mentors in numismatics and has remained a great friend for more than 40 years. From Dave and many others within organizations such as Central States, I learned that it’s not enough to simply acquire coins, paper money, or medals. Rather, it’s sharing the stories of who, when, where, what, and how behind each that brings meaning and purpose to our endeavors. For being accorded the privileges of researching, writing, and getting to know so many interesting and generous people in the numismatic community, I am truly grateful,” she stated.

The 2022 award will be presented to Deisher on Saturday, April 30, during the April 27-30 CSNS convention (www.CentralStatesNumismaticSociety.org/convention) in the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, 1551 Thoreau Dr., in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois.

For additional information about the Central States Numismatic Society and its annual convention visit www.CentralStatesNumismaticSociety.org.

First-Time Display Together of “Big Four” U.S. Coin Rarities At 2022 Central States Convention

(Schaumburg, Illinois) March 4, 2022 — Four of the most famous United States rare coins with a combined face value of only $1.16 but insured now for $19 million will be displayed together for the first time at the Central States Numismatic Society convention (www.CentralStatesNumismaticSociety.org/convention) in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois, April 28-30, 2022.

One of the four great rarities in the upcoming special display is the finest 1804 Draped Bust dollar, the Sultan of Muscat example that has rarely been seen since 1998. The three other coins in the exhibit will be the Eliasberg 1913 Liberty Head nickel, the Eliasberg 1894-S Barber dime, and a 1943 bronze Lincoln cent wrong planchet error.

“This incredible display is being arranged by Ian Russell, president of GreatCollections Coin Auctions (www.GreatCollections.com),” said Larry Shepherd, CSNS convention manager.

“The GreatCollections exhibit will be a highlight of our convention, and it will last in collectors’ memories for years. I know, because I had the thrill of viewing the 1804 Sultan of Muscat dollar with Dave Bowers and bidding on it when he brought it to auction in 1999. The 1913 Liberty Head nickel was in my hands during lot viewing for the 1996 Eliasberg auction. Despite the many years that have passed, I can’t forget the thrill of seeing these marvelous rarities in person. Both instances are among the highlight memories of my numismatic life,” stated Shepherd.

“I acquired these ‘Big 4’ coins over the past year on behalf of clients who are now loaning these extraordinary numismatic treasures so they can be together for the first time in public,” explained Russell.

The fabled Class I Original 1804 dollar was presented as a diplomatic gift by U.S. State Department representative Edmund Roberts to the Sultan of Muscat (the capital of Oman) on behalf of President Andrew Jackson in 1835. Graded PCGS PR68 and the finest 1804 dollar, it previously was in the collection of Texas real estate developer D. Brent Pogue.

The 1894-S dime is graded PCGS PR65+ and one of the finest of only nine known examples from the 24 struck that year at the San Francisco Mint. This coin was part of a Bicentennial exhibit in 1976 when it in the legendary collection of Baltimore financier Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. It recently was acquired by Russell from noted Las Vegas collector Bruce Morelan.

The Eliasberg 1913 Liberty Head nickel is one of the most famous and coveted rarities in American numismatics with only five examples known. Graded PCGS PR66 CAC and the finest of the five, it also was recently acquired by Russell from Morelan. It is one of only three examples in private hands. The other two 1913 Liberty Head nickels are in the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and the American Numismatic Association Edward C. Rochette Money Museum.

The 1943 bronze cent is graded PCGS AU58 CAC and previously was in the extensive collection of Texas Rangers baseball team Co-Chairman Bob R. Simpson.

“We thank Ian Russell, GreatCollections, and the owners of these historically significant coins for honoring Central States with this display and giving visiting collectors and dealers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see them together,” stated Shepherd.

Visitors to the 2022 Central States Numismatic Society (www.CentralStatesNumismaticSociety.org) convention will find an expanded bourse area with more U.S. and world coin and banknote dealers and more exhibits. A limited number of dealer tables are still available, according to CSNS convention organizers.

Official auctions will be conducted by both Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com) and Legend Rare Coin Auctions (www.LegendAuctions.com) in conjunction with the convention.

Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) is the Official Grading Service for the Central States Numismatic Society. CSNS also is the home show for the Professional Currency Dealers Association (www.PCDAonline.com). The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) will conduct a PNG Day on April 27.

The April 27-30, 2022 CSNS show will be at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, 1551 Thoreau Dr., in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois. That state-of-art convention facility and hotel, located only 13 miles from O’Hare International Airport, have been the site of CSNS conventions in recent years.

For additional information, contact CSNS Convention Manager Larry Shepherd at 719-464-8801 or visit www.CentralStatesNumismaticSociety.org/convention.

Coming Attractions at the Long Beach Expo February 17-19, 2022

A grand marquee of attractions at this Collectors Universe event, headlined by the eight-figure Tyrant coin collection and onsite grading by coin, banknote, and sports memorabilia authenticators, will unfold at the Long Beach Convention Center

The Long Beach Expo will unfold at the Long Beach Convention Center February 17-19, 2022. Image courtesy of PCGS.

(Santa Ana, California – February 10, 2022) – The Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show rolls out the red carpet on February 17-19, 2022, at the Long Beach Convention Center for an exciting parade of attractions that include an exhibition of one of the world’s most valuable coin collections, Meet the Expert sessions with leading collectibles experts, on-site grading of coins and trading cards, a treasure hunt for kids, and giveaways.

“We are thrilled to welcome the $100 million Tyrant Collection of U.S. Type Coins, which appears at the Long Beach Expo for the first time,” remarked Professional Coin Grading Service President Stephanie Sabin. “This outstanding collection boasts treasures you won’t find anywhere else. Among these are the legendary King of Siam Proof Set, which includes the 1804 Draped Bust Dollar – a famous multimillion-dollar rarity coveted by generations of coin collectors.”

The PCGS Booth will be hosting grading, Meet the Expert sessions, and much more at the Long Beach Expo. Image courtesy of PCGS.

Among the highlights will be four different Meet the Expert programs at the Long Beach Expo. “We’ve never had four Meet the Expert participants before,” said PCGS Senior Event Manager Samantha Dark. “So, this is an unprecedented opportunity for those with old coins, vintage banknotes, sports collectibles, and classic video games to come and see what their items are worth.”

Below is a complete list of attractions at the February 2022 Long Beach Expo:

  • Multimillion-dollar Heritage Auctions – U.S. Coins Signature® Auction #1342. Lot viewing will occur February 15-19 in the Seaside Ballroom 
  • Tyrant collection of U.S. type coins worth $100 million
  • On-site grading of coins, banknotes, trading cards and memorabilia from PCGS and PSA
  • PSA autograph authentication
  • Kids’ Treasure Hunt on Saturday, February 19, 2022
  • Giveaways of valuable coins, banknotes, and autographed sports jerseys
  • Meet the Expert sessions with –
    • Steve Feltner, PCGS Director of Numismatic Education & Grading Team Leader
    • Phillip Thomas, PCGS Banknote Specialist and Research Manager
    • Dan Wulkan, Memory Lane Sports Expert
    • WATA Meet the Video Games Expert
  • More than 500 dealers representing a diverse array of collectibles

* Check the attractions page for times/dates of individual attractions (https://www.longbeachexpo.com/visitors/attractions).

PCGS Director of Numismatic Education & Grading Team Leader Steve Feltner answers questions from coin collectors at the PCGS Booth during the Long Beach Expo. Image courtesy of PCGS.

Additionally, PCGS is offering a grading special of only $45 per show submission of 10 or more non-gold U.S. coins. Please visit the PCGS show page for more details at https://www.pcgs.com/shows/detail/6694. PCGS Collectors Club membership is required for all submissions, so those who are not members can join ahead of the event, and also enjoy free admission to all Long Beach Expos by visiting https://www.pcgs.com/join. To join the PSA Collectors Club visit www.psacard.com/join.

The Long Beach Expo will be held from February 17 and runs through February 19. Doors open 10 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 17, and Friday, February 18, and 10 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 19. The Long Beach Expo will take place at the Long Beach Convention Center – Hall C, 100 S. Pine Avenue, Long Beach, California 90802.

Collector Exhibits at American Numismatic Association Conventions Eligible to Receive Prizes

2022 National Money ShowOne of the big draws of American Numismatic Association (ANA) conventions are the featured collector exhibits on display. The individual creativity in these displays at the National Money Show® and the World’s Fair of Money® is rivaled only by the quality and variety of the items on display.

To recognize collectors who share their knowledge, research, creativity and collections by displaying an exhibit, the ANA is providing appreciation medals to every exhibitor and prizes such as gold coins and silver American Eagles to winners in several competitive categories. Exhibitors must be members of the ANA.

Displays on any area of numismatics are encouraged – from ancient coins and artifacts, tokens and medals to world coins, modern U.S. coins and paper money. Exhibits are carefully evaluated by a team of dedicated judges and awarded points in areas such as “Numismatic Information,” “Presentation” or “Degree of Difficulty.”

To encourage additional collector exhibits at the March 11-13 National Money Show in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the exhibit application deadline has been extended to Friday, February 11.

Awards for National Money Show collector exhibits include:

Exhibit Class Awards

  • 1st place – tenth-ounce gold coin
  • 2nd place – proof silver American Eagle
  • 3rd place – bullion silver American Eagle

National Coin Week Exhibit Awards

  • 1st place – Summer Seminar scholarship
  • 2nd place – proof silver American Eagle
  • 3rd place – bullion silver American Eagle

Best-of-Show Exhibits

  • 1st place – half-ounce gold coin
  • 2nd place – quarter-ounce gold coin
  • 3rd place – tenth-ounce gold coin

Collectors interested in exhibiting at either the National Money Show or the World’s Fair of Money in Chicago, August 16-20, can find information on exhibit categories, rules and an application by visiting money.org/numismatic-events/convention-exhibits. Completed applications can be emailed to exhibits@money.org.

Applications for collector exhibits at the World’s Fair of Money are being accepted through June 15.

Bigger April 2022 Convention Planned by Central States Numismatic Society

Expansion means additional dealer tables are now available

(Schaumburg, Illinois) January 31, 2022 – Visitors to the April 2022 Central States Numismatic Society (www.CentralStatesNumismaticSociety.org) convention will find an expanded bourse area with more dealers and more exhibits. Additional dealer tables are now available, according to CSNS convention organizers.

The show will be conducted April 27-30, 2022 at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, 1551 Thoreau Dr., in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois. That state-of-art convention facility and hotel, located only 13 miles from O’Hare International Airport, have been the site of CSNS conventions in recent years.

“We’ve had extremely high demand for tables for the upcoming April show, so we have added additional space in the convention hall and redesigned the floor plan to add more than 80 additional tables. This is shaping up to be the largest Central States convention in over 30 years and could be the largest in its 83-year history,” said CSNS Convention Manager Larry Shepherd.

“Although we were nearly sold out before the expansion, we now have tables available in all floor sections: U.S., World and Ancient, and Currency. I encourage dealers to act quickly to sign up for available space,” he emphasized.

The Central States convention is the home show for the Professional Currency Dealers Association (www.PCDAonline.com).

This past October, CSNS officials announced that Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) is now the Official Grading Service for the Central States Numismatic Society.

“This involves all categories of numismatic coins and paper money, including U.S. and world coins, ancients, and U.S. and world banknotes,” according to Shepherd. “PCGS and Collectors Universe will also be the Official Supplier of Grading and Authentication for sports-related items as well as numismatic items for the CSNS convention.”

With the expansion of floor space, there will be several exhibit areas including special displays of superb-quality U.S. Large Cents by PCGS and 240 showcases of collectors’ exhibits. Some of the exhibit owners will be available for meet-and-greet sessions to answer visitors’ questions.

There will be a 2022 PNG Day on Wednesday, April 27, for the Professional Numismatists Guild and its invited guests, and the CSNS show will be open to everyone, April 28-30.

Official auctions will be conducted by both Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com) and Legend Rare Coin Auctions (www.LegendAuctions.com) in conjunction with the convention. Positive Protection, Inc. will be providing security at the show.

Dealers can obtain a bourse application online at www.CentralStatesNumismaticSociety.org/bourse-applications.

Hotel reservations with a special CSNS convention discount can be made online at https://book.passkey.com/go/CentralStatesNumismatics2022.

For additional information, contact CSNS Convention Manager Larry Shepherd at 719-464-8801 or visit www.convention@CentralStatesNumismaticSociety.org.

$100 Million Tyrant Collection U.S. Type Coins Exhibition At Feb. 2022 Long Beach Expo

First West Coast display of acclaimed showcase with hundreds of superb, historic coins including the famous King of Siam proof set

(Long Beach, California) January 10, 2022 – The public will be able to see the superb type set of more than 400 U.S. coins from the acclaimed Tyrant Collection (www.TheTyrantCollection.com) for the first time on the West Coast at the Long Beach Expo collectibles show, February 17-19, 2022. The Expo will be held in Hall C of the Long Beach, California Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave.

“There are few cabinets as magnificent as the Tyrant Collection, a set of unmatched depth and quality,” remarked Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) President Stephanie Sabin. “What a treat it will be for attendees to tour this U.S. type set collection. The last exhibit from the Tyrant Collection at the Long Beach Expo was two years ago, a magnificent $50 million display of U.S. gold Eagles, and it was easily one of the most popular collections ever exhibited at the show.”

Collectors and enthusiasts who want to see the amazing display in person can receive $5 off admission tickets purchased at www.LongBeachExpo.com by using the code Tyrant22.

Ranging from 1793 to 1964, many of the historic coins in the upcoming, extraordinary exhibit are the finest known of their kind. The centerpiece will be the legendary King of Siam proof set which was originally presented in 1836 by the U.S. State Department to the King of Siam (now Thailand) as a gift on behalf of President Andrew Jackson.

The legendary King of Siam proof set will be displayed on the West Coast for the first time in more than a decade as part of the California debut of the $100 million “U.S. Type Coins from The Tyrant Collection” exhibit at the February 2022 Long Beach Expo. (Photo credit: Lyle Engleson/Ira and Larry Goldberg Coins and Collectibles.)

“The entire, incomparable exhibit, entitled ‘U.S. Type Coins from The Tyrant Collection,’ is insured for $100 million,” said Ira Goldberg, CEO of Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, Inc. in Los Angeles, California. He is among those who have assisted the coins’ owner in building the collection of U.S. world and ancient coins that is often described as the world’s most valuable rare coin collection in private hands.

“The display will cover all U.S. types and sub-types, circulation strikes and proofs, from 1793 Liberty Cap half cents through the 1907 Saint-Gaudens Ultra High Relief $20 and everything in between to 1964. It made its first appearance to tremendous acclaim at the 2021 Chicago World’s Fair of Money®, and now will be seen for the first time on the West Coast,” explained Goldberg.

Although The Tyrant Collection owner wants to remain anonymous, he has been displaying portions of his ancient, world and U.S. coins for their educational value, one segment at a time, in a continuing series of themed exhibits that began at the Long Beach Expo in 2018.

A few of the many individual highlights of the type set exhibit include:

  • 1793 S-1 Flowing Hair “Chain AMERI” large cent, graded PCGS SP65;
  • 1796 JR-1 Draped Bust, Small Eagle dime, PCGS SP67 CAC ex. Simpson Collection;
  • 1797 O-101a Draped Bust, Small Eagle half dollar, PCGS MS66 CAC ex. Pogue Collection;
  • 1795 Draped Bust, Small Eagle dollar, PCGS SP66, ex. Garrett, Hayes and Pogue Collections;
  • 1796 BD-2 Draped Bust, No Star quarter eagle, PCGS MS65 ex. Jung Collection;
  • 1804 1804 Draped Bust silver dollar Class I, PCGS PR67, in the King of Siam set;
  • 1907 Ultra High Relief double eagle, PCGS PR68, ex. Augustus Saint-Gaudens estate.

While supplies last, detailed catalogs with information and superb illustrations about each coin in the exhibit will be available at the show.

Since 1964, the Long Beach Expo has been the leading, international trade show in the coin, currency, stamp and sports collectibles industry held by Expos Unlimited. For specific information about the February 2020 show, including hours and discounted admission coupons, visit www.LongBeachExpo.com.

Grading & Counterfeit Seminars Offered by American Numismatic Association

In-Person Seminars Return to FUN, National Money Show® & Summer Seminar

After offering numismatic learning programs exclusively online for the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) is once again offering in-person seminars. Opportunities to expand on collecting knowledge and abilities are available at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention, the ANA National Money Show and the Association’s highly-acclaimed Summer Seminar.

FUN Convention Seminar

In conjunction with the FUN Convention, Jan. 6-9, 2022, the ANA is offering the seminar “Intermediate Grading of U.S. Coins,” which teaches skills that are critical for any dedicated numismatist. The course will take place Jan. 4-5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fl.

The mid-level course is intended to sharpen grading skills through hands-on group and individual exercises with instructor feedback on each coin. Students will gain a better understanding of current grading-service philosophies and how they evolved in the marketplace. Copper, silver and gold specimens are covered with emphasis on About Circulated through Uncirculated examples. Instructors Steven Feltner and Bob Mellor will lead the course.

The immersive, two-day seminar is priced at $250 for ANA and FUN members and $350 for non-members.

To register for the class visit info.money.org/fun-2022 or call (719) 482-9849. The deadline to register is Nov. 29.

National Money Show Convention Seminars

Collectors can enhance their skills in counterfeit detection and coin grading during the annual National Money Show®, March 10-12, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The ANA is offering two seminars: “Counterfeit Detection of U.S. Coins with Emphasis on Chinese-Made Fakes” and “Fundamentals of Grading.”

“Counterfeit Detection of U.S. Coins with Emphasis on Chinese-Made Fakes” is a two-day class that will debut one of the largest collections of Chinese-made counterfeits of United States colonials, coins, tokens, bullion and bars. Hundreds of never before seen, recently made examples will be available to examine along with the ANA’s Counterfeit Detection set of older and highly deceptive fakes.

This seminar will teach counterfeit detection of key date and mintmarked coins, U.S. gold coins, and the latest wave of deceptive Chinese-made counterfeits. Both digital presentation and extensive hands-on coin examination will be covered.

Instructor Brian Silliman is leading this course, March 8-9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., in Colorado Springs. The cost is $250 for ANA members and $350 for non-members.

The two-day course “Fundamentals of Grading,” will explore the history and philosophy of grading, and teach how to grade copper, nickel, silver and gold U.S. coins according to the latest ANA and market standards. Instruction will consist of a slide presentation and plenty of hands-on opportunities to view and grade the ANA Grading Set in individual and group settings.

ANA Education Director Rod Gillis is instructing this course with special guest Ken Bressett, March 11-12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., in Colorado Springs. The cost is $250 for ANA members and $350 for non-members.

Register for one or both National Money Show seminars by visiting money.org/NMS-seminars. The deadline to register is Friday, February 11.

Summer Seminar – Save the Dates

The popular ANA Summer Seminar will once again be held in-person on the Colorado College campus (adjacent to ANA headquarters) in Colorado Springs, Colo. First session will take place June 18-23. Session 2 will take place June 25-30. (Intersession dates are June 23-24.) Course offerings and additional details will be available by early January.

As more information becomes available, updates can be found on money.org/summer-seminar.

Classical Numismatic Group Announced as Official Auction Partner for the 2022 National Money Show®

Ken Bressett Collection of Roman Coinage to be Auctioned

2022 National Money ShowThe American Numismatic Association (ANA) is pleased to announce that Classical Numismatic Group, LLC (CNG) will be conducting an Official ANA Auction at the National Money Show® (NationalMoneyShow.com) to be held at the iconic Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado, March 10-12, 2022. CNG also has been selected to conduct an Official ANA Auction at the Phoenix National Money Show in 2023.

Established in 1975, CNG (cngcoins.com) is an international firm with offices in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and London, England with a focus on ancient, medieval and British numismatics, as well as U.S. coins.

The CNG auction will be online only, with lot viewing available at the show. (The date of the auction is yet to be determined.) The first part of the auction will be the sale of the Ken Bressett collection of Roman coinage. Bressett, the editor emeritus of A Guide Book of United States Coins (the official Red Book), was careful not to collect anything featured in the Red Book to avoid any conflict of interest, according to CNG Managing Director Mike Gasvoda. Bressett’s Roman coinage collection will comprise 300 to 350 lots.

“We are thrilled to be conducting an official ANA auction and hope that this is the first of many,” says Gasvoda. “As an ANA member for more than 40 years, it gives me great pleasure to be a part of furthering the mission of the Association.”

To consign items with CNG for the National Money Show auction, collectors can contact Gasvoda at mike@cngcoins.com.

The 2022 National Money Show offers collectors access to hundreds of dealers offering extensive numismatic inventory at all price levels, exhibits of rare and historical treasures, and educational programming for both beginning and seasoned hobbyists. The show is hosted by the nonprofit, Colorado Springs-based American Numismatic Association, which is dedicated to encouraging the study and collection of coins and related items. The ANA helps its members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its array of educational and outreach programs.

For more information, call (719) 632-2646 or visit money.org.

Unprecedented Agreement: PCGS Partners With Central States Convention

Professional Coin Grading Service is now the Official Grading Service for the Central States Numismatic Society

Larry Shepherd and Stephanie Sabin

CSNS Convention Manager Larry Shepherd and PCGS President Stephanie Sabin

October 25, 2021 — Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com), the leader in third-party authentication and grading services for high-value collectibles including rare coins, banknotes, trading cards, tickets, autographs, and memorabilia, has entered into an important partnership agreement with the Central States Numismatic Society (www.CentralStatesNumismaticSociety.org) and the CSNS annual convention.

Underscoring the importance of the partnership, it is the first time PCGS has entered into this kind of agreement with any coin show not affiliated with its parent company, Collectors Universe, Inc. Central States officials are planning to expand their convention starting with the 2022 show.

“What especially excites me about this new relationship with PCGS is that we’ll be working together to find new and better ways to serve the numismatic community,” CSNS Convention Manager Larry Shepherd.

PCGS is now the Official Grading Service for the Central States Numismatic Society. This will involve all categories of numismatic coins and paper money, including U.S. and world coins, ancients, and U.S. and world banknotes,” according to Shepherd.

“PCGS and Collectors Universe will also be the Official Supplier of Grading and Authentication for sports-related items as well as numismatic items for the CSNS convention,” he added.

“PCGS has been a long-time supporter of the Central States Numismatic Society and we are excited to legitimize our relationship through a formal partnership,” said PCGS President Stephanie Sabin. “We are committed to bringing leading authentication and grading services to the bourse floor in addition to exciting and engaging displays. This partnership is the perfect example of two powerful entities within our hobby combining forces to drive education and provide the best services possible to collectors of all experience levels.”

The next CSNS convention will be conducted April 26-30, 2022 at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, 1551 Thoreau Dr., in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois. That is the site of previous CSNS conventions in recent years.

There will be a 2022 PNG Day for the Professional Numismatists Guild and its invited guests. Additional information about that event will be announced in the coming weeks.

“After the disappointing cancellations of our conventions the past two years because of the pandemic, we now are eagerly preparing for a major ‘welcome back’ event in 2022,” stated Shepherd.

“We will be enlarging the show with a bigger bourse floor area to conveniently accommodate more dealers and visitors. Official auctions will be conducted by both Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com) and Legend Rare Coin Auctions (www.LegendAuctions.com) in conjunction with the 2022 CSNS convention. Positive Protection, Inc. will be providing security,” he explained.

Applications for dealer tables and for entering exhibits as well as hotel reservation information and the schedule of events will soon be posted on the CSNS website at www.CentralStatesNumismaticSociety.org/convention.

About Professional Coin Grading Service

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is a third-party coin and banknote grading company that was launched in 1986. Over 35 years, PCGS has examined and certified more than 47 million U.S. and world coins, medals, and tokens with a combined value of over $46 billion. For more information about PCGS products and services, including how to submit your coins for authentication and grading, please visit www.PCGS.com or call PCGS Customer Service at (800) 447-8848.

Save the Date: April 27, 2022 is PNG Day at CSNS Convention

Visitors will get early advantage for buying, selling prior to the Central States convention

(Schaumburg, Illinois) October 21, 2021 –The Professional Numismatists Guild will conduct a PNG Day show on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 in conjunction with the annual Central States Numismatic Society convention.

The 2022 PNG Day will be open to the public that day from 9:30 am until 2:30 pm in Discovery Hall on the main floor at the Schaumburg Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, 1551 North Thoreau Drive, in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois. That is the site of the CSNS 2022 convention, April 27-29.

Public admission is $5; however, admission will be free on PNG Day for everyone who with an invitation from their PNG member-dealer or by registering in advance at PNG Events website www.PNGdealers.org/png-events.

“Central States officials recently announced that several dealers who are not PNG members will no longer be allowed to do business at the convention or even enter the show. The PNG fully supports the actions taken by the CSNS Board,” said PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

“No collector or dealer attending the CSNS convention or any other reputable show should have to worry about bad checks or undelivered merchandise. Every PNG dealer-member has been vetted for experience, reputation, and financial stability. Every PNG member must adhere to a strict code of ethics in the buying or selling of numismatic merchandise,” Brueggeman emphasized.

The organization’s Code of Ethics is posted at www.PNGdealers.org/code-of-ethics.

“We appreciate the confidence PNG is showing in CSNS leadership and in the positive direction of our convention,” CSNS Convention Manager Larry Shepherd.

“The Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center is located only 13 miles from O’Hare International Airport and easily accessible from the airport by taxi, Uber, Lyft, or limo service. Information about discount rates for transportation and hotel accommodations is available on the CSNS convention website, www.CentralStatesNumismaticSociety.org,” explained Shepherd.

The Professional Numismatists Guild was founded in 1955. For additional information and a list of PNG member-dealers, visit online at www.PNGdealers.org or call the PNG headquarters in Temecula, California at 951-587-8300.

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