The Central States Numismatic Society and the Newman Numismatic Portal are partnering for a three-day symposium at the 2023 CSNS convention. Here's the press release, which includes additional information about the show.
As part of an ongoing expansion and modernization program for its annual convention, leaders of the Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS.org) are partnering with Washington University's Newman Numismatic Portal (NNP) for a three-day symposium at the 2023 CSNS convention. The NNP Symposium sessions will also be live-streamed and archived for free access
at the NNP website, nnp.wustl.edu.
CSNS leaders have also suspended competitive exhibits for the 2023 convention to pause while examining possible changes to exhibit rules.
In my discussions with collectors and show managers, I hear a strong desire to modernize exhibiting. However, there is disagreement in the numismatic community
about competitive awards with some calling for changes in the exhibition rules and others who want to continue with rules that have been in place for decades, said CSNS
President Mitch Ernst.
We have the opportunity now to do something different and do it right, he
This reassessment of our exhibit area is part of the ongoing decisions, changes,
and evaluation we are making to keep CSNS on an upward trajectory. We are
committed to do the best we can in everything we do. It is important to know that every
decision we make at CSNS will always be in what we believe is the best long-term
interest of Central States and all its members; not necessarily what is best for a particular member, dealer, or club, but what is in the best long-term interest of the
Central States Numismatic Society, emphasized Ernst.
"What worked in the 1970s doesn't work today and hasn't for decades, stated
CSNS Convention Manager Larry Shepherd.
We must consider the changing behaviors and desires of collectors and the
abundant amount of available numismatic education on the internet that wasn't an
option 50 years ago. Our one-year sabbatical on competitive exhibits will give us time to
explore changes or alternatives that might deliver a greater return," said Shepherd.
The motto of the Central States Numismatic Society is Building Collector
Community, and evaluation of our exhibit area to determine what changes need to be
made to align with those goals, and the NNP Symposium, are examples of innovative
planning to bring numismatic education to a wider audience, explained Ernst.
Len Augsburger, NNP Project Coordinator, and Lianna Spurrier, who produces
the NNP Symposium on behalf of the NNP, plan to host and livestream six
presentations per day during the 2023 CSNS convention. Some sessions may feature
material previously shared in an exhibit format, and the Newman Portal invites all
potential speakers or exhibitors to contact
NNPCurator@wustl.edu for further
On behalf of the CSNS Board, we appreciate your understanding as we try to
align our convention education programming with our overall convention goals of being
bigger, better, safer and friendlier, said Ernst.
The Newman Numismatic Portal (nnp.wustl.edu) is located at Washington
University in St. Louis, Missouri and funded by the Eric P. Newman Numismatic
Education Society. The NNP is dedicated to becoming the most comprehensive online
resource for numismatic research and reference material, with a particular on American
coinage and currency. Launched in 2016, the site now includes over 50,000 documents,
representing five million pages of scanned and electronically acquired content.
The NNP Symposium hosted its inaugural event in 2020, followed by four
additional events in 2021 and 2022. While all previous events have been entirely virtual,
the partnership with CSNS will enable them to reach a new audience and expand the
outreach of the NNP Symposium, and the NNP as a whole. More information about past
Symposia can be found at
nnpsymposium.org, and further information about the CSNS
partnership will be available in December.
The CSNS 2023 convention will be conducted April 27-29 at the Schaumburg
Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, 1551 North Thoreau Drive, in the Chicago
suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois. The 2023 PNG Day will be held there on April 26.
Information about the convention, including information about discount rates for
transportation and hotel accommodations, will be available on the CSNS website,
Wayne Homren, Editor
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