Central States Numismatic Society

Serving the Numismatic Community since 1939

CSNS Constitution and By-Laws (Rev. - September 12, 2015)

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Organized April 23,1939

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Exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of section 501c(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois, May 16, 1955.




Section 1

The name of this organization shall be Central States Numismatic Society.

Section 2

The principal activities of this Society shall be conducted in the following Central States: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Section 3

The objects of this society shall be to advance the knowledge of numismatics along educational, historical and scientific lines; to promote greater popular interest in the science of numismatology and promoting a friendly feeling for one another through a social gathering; to aid its members in the study, acquisition, exhibition, use and preservation of numismatic material; and to assist in bringing about better cooperation among all individuals, and all numismatic organizations in the Central States area.



Section 1

Any person of good moral character who is over the age of seventeen years shall be eligible for regular or associate membership. Any person of good moral character who has not attained the age of eighteen years shall be eligible for junior membership. Any regular member or numismatic club shall be eligible for life membership upon fulfilling the requirements prescribed in the by-laws of the society.

Section 2

The Officers of this Society shall be a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Immediate Past President, and Board Of Governors.



Section 1

This constitution may be amended at any annual meeting by a two thirds majority of those voting by written ballot after notice to the membership as required by the by-laws.


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