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$15 Million Display Of Historic Early American Coins In Schaumburg

(Schaumburg, Illinois) March 28, 2023 – A $15 million public exhibit of the finest

known surviving examples of early American coins from 1796 will be displayed, April 27-

29, 2023, at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center, 1551 North Thoreau

Drive, in Schaumburg. The “Rarities of 1796” exhibit will be part of the annual Central

States Numismatic Society ( convention where more than 600 dealers

will be buying and selling rare coins, paper money, gold and silver.

Many of the dealers will provide complimentary evaluations of the public’s old

money and there will be educational sessions for beginning to advanced collectors.

“Open to everyone, this will be the largest coin show event in the Midwest this

year and the largest Central States show since the organization was founded in 1939,”

said Convention Manager Larry Shepherd.

The “Rarities From 1796” display showcasing more than a dozen 1796-dated

United States coins from copper Half Cents to $10 denomination gold coins -- known as

Eagles -- will be hosted by Ian Russell, President of GreatCollections

( of Irvine, California.

“1796 is one of the most important years in the history of United States money. It

was the first year of production for every authorized denomination specified in the

Congressional Mint Act of 1792. Three collectors of early American rarities are loaning

$15 million of superb-quality coins from their collections to form this one-of-a kind-

display,” said Russell.

Public hours for the convention are Thursday, April 27, 10:30 am-6:00 pm;

Friday, April 28,10:00 am-6:00 pm; Saturday, April 29, 9:30 am-4:00 pm; and Sunday,

April 30, 10:30 am-3:00pm (with fewer dealers on-site).

Admission is $15 or $25 for a four-day pass. Admission is free for anyone 17 and

younger. Parking at the convention center is free.

Information about the Central States Numismatic Society convention is available

on the CSNS convention website, or by contacting

Convention Manager Larry Shepherd by email at or by phone at


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