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By Profession Coin Dealers Association….

The Professional Currency Dealers Association (PCDA), Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) and the Chicago Coin Club will collaborate to produce a four-session numismatic educational symposium on Sunday, November 22 in Rosemont, Illinois. Held in conjunction with the November 19-21 30th Annual National Coin and Currency Convention, the event will take place at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare, located at 5440 North River Road, one mile from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.

Ray Lockwood, Education Director for CSNS said:

Our CSNS sponsored educational forums held in association with other numismatic organizations have proven to be highly popular. Our November Rosemont presentation will feature four well-known speakers: Steve Feller, Dr. Lawrence Lee, Mark Hotz and Peter Huntoon. Dr. Feller’s subject will be The Money of Iowa from Pre-Civil War to World War II Prisoner of War Scrip. His program will open the symposium at 9am. He’ll be followed at 10:30am by Dr. Lawrence Lee, speaking on The Gold Banknotes of Clark Gruber & Co., Denver City, Colorado Territory 1861-1863. Numismatic columnist Mark Hotz will talk about John Dillinger: America’s Most Wanted and the Banks He Robbed at 1pm. The closing speaker will be national bank note researcher Peter Huntoon at 2:30pm on Colonel Green: America’s Most Extravagant Collector.”

There is a $20 registration fee for members of the Central States Numismatic Society to attend the symposium, $30 for non-members, which includes a one-year CSNS membership. The symposium registration fee also includes continental breakfast and a light lunch. Enrollment for the symposium should be made through CSNS Education Director Ray Lockwood at 2075 East Bocock Road, Marion, IN 46952, with checks made payable to “CSNS”.

The symposium will be held the day after the 30th Annual National Coin and Currency Convention at the same Crowne Plaza site. The NCCC public bourse hours will be 10am-6pm on Friday and Saturday, November 20 and 21. Registration for the bourse is $5 for a two day pass. The public hours will be preceded by a Professional Preview and Early Bird Day on Thursday, November 19, for which there is a $75 registration fee. Lyn Knight will hold a three-session auction Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

Discounted room rates for show and symposium attendees of $115 are available by calling the hotel directly at (877) 337-5793 and requesting the “National Coin and Currency Convention” rate.

NCCC Convention Chairman Patricia Foley said of the convention and symposium:

The addition of a day of pure numismatic education to the NCCC bourse will add a new dimension to the overall experience for our attendees. All four of the presenters enjoy well-deserved national reputations for their research and numismatic publishing and should provide a really memorable experience for those who come. I know that there are some collectors who have literally become hooked on these CSNS seminars and travel from some distance away to attend when they have been held twice per year for nearly the last decade.”

Kevin Foley will serve as Bourse Chairman for the National Coin and Currency Convention, a post he has occupied for the past 30 years. Dealers interested in bourse space at the convention should contact him at kfoley2@wi.rr.com.

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