Central States Numismatic Society

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The Board and officers of Central States are committed to increasing the number and quality of educational programs it offers to coin clubs and members. The programs listed below are representative of this effort. We are pleased to make all of these programs available to your club, your members and members of CSNS. If you have any suggestions for additional programs, please let us know.

Central States Numismatic Society Education Committee

W. Ray Lockwood - Chairman and Education Director
Kevin Foley
Gerry Tebben
Jim Moores

For more information on any program listed below contact:

W. Ray Lockwood - Education Director
Marion, Indiana 46952
Ph. 765-664-6520
Email: sunrayofmarion@aol.com


Since 2006, Central States has conducted at least two seminars per year. These educational programs feature some of the best experts in their fields and cover a wide range of topics.

2017 Spring Seminar

May 6, 2017 – 8AM TO 4PM
The Caboto Club in Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Download the Registration Form   >> Here <<     as a Word© document (doc)

Download the Registration Form   >> Here <<     as a PDF document

    Speakers and Topics

  • Coin Toning: Real or Fake - Robert Campbell, a past President of the American Numismatic Association and owner of All About Coins in Salt Lake City, Utah will give an informative talk on coin toning and how to identify if it is "real" or "fake". Recognizing the difference will allow you to acquire some great coins and, more importantly, teach you to say NO to problems. You are invited to examples of your toned coins to share with the class.

  • Hudson's Bay Company Currency Issues - Scott Douglas, FRCNA, FCNRS and current President of the Canadian Numismatic Research Society will give a talk about the various tokens and notes issued by the Hudson's Bay Company that once owned a significant amount of what is now Canada and ran a famous fur trapping business that opened up the eastern Artic and Great Lakes areas for western settlement.

  • Trends in Canadian Counterfeits - Mike Marshall has a passion for coins made by the Royal Canadian Mint and also Canadian coins made by counterfeiters. He is the leading expert on Canadian counterfeit coins and regularly gives seminars on the topic to police agencies. He will speak on legal trends regarding counterfeiting and share some of his favorite counterfeit examples as a tool to teach the students counterfeit detection skills.

  • The Canadian Coinage Modernization of 1937 - David Bergeron, a Bank of Canada Currency Museum Curator, talk about the history of the 1937 Canadian coinage modernization that occurred in conjunction with Edward VIII and George VI ascending to the throne. Today, the now famous Beaver five cent, Bluenose fishing ship tent cent and Caribou twenty-five cent designs continue in use on Canadian coinage. This talk was last given during a 1962 special meeting of seminar host Windsor Coin Club in conjunction with the joint ANA-RCNA Convention held in Detroit, Michigan that year.

This is truly an all-star lineup of speakers with great expertise and credentials. Three of the speakers are Canadians and Bob Campbell is from Salt lake City, Utah.

As always, the cost is $20 for CSNS members and $30 for non-members ($15 can be applied to the cost of a one-year CSNS membership) A continental breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee. The seminar will be held at The Caboto Club in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

2017 Fall Seminar

In 2017 there will also be a Fall seminar held in conjunction with the ILNA Fall Show.

For Information and registration forms for the Fall Seminar at ILNA 2017 Show Click Here

Additional information is available from Ray Lockwood - Education Director at 765-664-6520 or Email: sunrayofmarion@aol.com

Author Grant Program

Authors seeking financial assistance to research and/or write numismatic literature may apply for grants up to $5,000 in value. Applications will be accepted during a two-month period: July 1 to August 31 each year. A simple six-question application is available from CSNS Education Director, Ray Lockwood: sunrayofmarion@aol.com

Speaker Program

CSNS member clubs can schedule well-known speakers for club meetings with Central States paying for the speaker's expenses up to $200.00. One speaker per club, per year will be available.

DVD Program

CSNS member clubs can receive up to five DVD's at no cost. These videos were produced by David Lisot and feature presentations by top speakers at ANA, FUN and Central States Conventions. They will make great club programs.

Download the complete list of DVD's available here.

Revised Library Book Program

CSNS member clubs that purchase and donate $600 worth of numismatic books/publications to local libraries (public or school) will qualify for an additional $500 from Central States to purchase more books for libraries.

Annual ANA Summer Scholarship Program

CSNS offers its members two scholarships each year to the American Numismatic Association's Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The scholarships, available to both adults and juniors, are awarded on the basis of an individual's numismatic activities.

The YN Scholarship is for students under the age of 18. The Summer Seminar is a week-long series of educational lectures held each year at the ANA headquarters and the Campus of Colorado College.

Award includes tuition, room and board, as well as coach airfare from the airport nearest the awardee's place of legal residence. The approximate value of the award is $1400.

Applicants should apply by letter and will be judged primarily on the basis of past contributions to organized numismatics. Examples of activities considered to enhance an application include service as a local, regional, or national numismatic officer, publication of numismatically related articles; a history of exhibiting at coin shows and other numismatic exhibitions; as well as service on the staff of local, regional, or national coin shows or numismatic conventions.

Applications should be submitted prior to August 1, for summer school the following year.

For information about Scholarships contact:

Patricia Foley - Secretary Central States Numismatic Society
P.O. Box 210710
Milwaukee, WI 53221
E-mail: foleylawoffice@gmail.com

History of CSNS books available for the bargain price of $6.00 postpaid. Send a check for $6.00 made out to CSNS to:

Ray Lockwood, Education Director
Marion, Indiana 46952
Ph. 765-664-6520
Email: sunrayofmarion @ aol.com and your autographed book will be sent out immediately.

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