Topic of Evans Talk
By Numismatic News
educational seminar taking place after the final
day of bourse activities will highlight Central
States Numismatic Society's 70th Anniversary
Convention, slated for April 28-May 3 at
Cincinnati, Ohio's Duke Energy Center.
Bob Evans, chief scientist on the S.S. Central
America shipwreck discovery and recovery
project, will give a presentation on the famous
treasure ship from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 3.
His talk is titled "The S.S. Central America -
Its History, Sinking, Rediscovery, Salvaging and
Pre-registration and a fee are required.Request
an application form from Ray Lockwood, CSNS
education director, 2075 E. Bocock Road, Marion,
IN 46952; or contact him by e-mail at
Registration fee is $10 for CSNS members and $20
for non-members. Non-members may apply $10 of
the fee to a one-year CSNS membership.
While the Evans event wraps up convention
activities, there are many preceding educational
programs scheduled for the duration of the show.
The convention gets under way April 28, when two
presentations will be held prior to the opening
of the 250-plus booth bourse area on April 30.
William Conroy will conduct a seminar,
"Diagnostic Characteristics of Key Date Altered
and Counterfeit Coins," from 9 a.m. to noon.
Glen Jorde of Paper Money Guaranty Corporation
will speak on "Issues Related to the Aesthetic
and Appearance Enhancement of Collectable Paper
Money" from 1 to 4 p.m.
There is no fee for either program, but advance
registration is required. Find details on the
CSNS Web site, www.centralstates.info.
William Cowburn is among educational presenters
scheduled for April 30. His "Collect Error Coins
and Put Fun Back Into Your Hobby" begins at 1
The educational lineup for May 1 begins with a
Professional Numismatists Guild "Share the
Knowledge" seminar at 11 a.m., followed by Ron
Guth at 1:30 p.m. Guth's topic will be "The
Emerging Threat of Counterfeit Coins from
Saturday's programs will include a Boy Scout
Merit Badge Clinic from 9:30 a.m. to noon, and a
Girl Scout Fun with Money Patch Clinic from 2:30
to 4:30 p.m. There will also be a YN Treasure
Hunt from 1 to 3 p.m.
A number of numismatic clubs will hold meetings
at the CSNS gathering. PNG will convene April
Groups scheduled for May 1 are the Fellowship of
Christian Numismatists, Liberty Seated
Collectors Club and Society of Paper Money
Women in Numismatics, Encased Collectors
International and the Ohio Valley Casino Chip
Collectors will meet May 2.
CSNS will sponsor its Annual Club
Representatives Breakfast at 8 a.m. May 1, while
its own Annual Membership Meeting and Awards
Breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. May 2.
Heritage is the official Central States
convention auctioneer. Its sales will be
dedicated to rare coins and currency. For
details, see related story on page 1 or visit
the firm's Web site at www.ha.com.
Bourse activities get under way April 29 from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. with the invitation-only PNG Day,
featuring a special bourse with roughly 100 PNG
members as booth holders.
Regular bourse hours are 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. April
30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 1 and 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. May 2. There are no Sunday hours.
Dealers interested in booth space should call
Jerry Lebo, bourse chairman, at (574) 753-2489.
For full convention details, including a
complete schedule of events, dealer listing and
bourse map, visit www.centralstates.info.