Women in Numismatics, an organization founded in 1991 to enhance networking opportunities for female numismatists, will hold a membership meeting in conjunction with the 74th Anniversary Convention of the Central States Numismatic Society, according to Convention General Chairman Kevin Foley, who said, “The WIN meeting will take place at 8:30AM on Thursday, April 25, the opening day of our convention. It will feature a program by Mequon, Wisconsin dealer Andrew Kimmel, of Paragon Numismatics. A member of a number of numismatic organizations, including the Professional Numismatists Guild, the National Silver Dollar Roundtable, the Florida United Numismatists, as well as CSNS, Kimmel began his numismatic career in 1987, specializing in toned dollars, attending coin shows and opened his own office in 1991. Kimmel’s topic will be “The Ten Best Ways to Waste Your Money in Numismatics”.
Kimmel said of his program, “While I always like to entertain, as well as educate my audience, my topic for the WIN meeting is one that participants in the numismatic marketplace tend to bury their heads in the sand about. Our unregulated marketplace is full of traps and pitfalls to snare the unwary – and especially the uneducated. I’ve never ceased to be amazed at how many people will spend rather substantial amounts of money on numismatic items of various kinds without taking the rather obvious and basic step of learning before buying.”
Women in Numismatics publishes its own membership journal, Winning Ways, three times per year and maintains a website, www.womeninnumismatics.com. Membership information is available on the website.
The CSNS convention will be held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center, located at 1551 North Thoreau Drive, roughly ten miles to the northwest of O’Hare Airport, adjacent to the I-90 freeway in close proximity to the Woodfield Mall. The convention will feature two Heritage Signature Sales, one focusing on rare coins and the other on collectable paper money. Lot viewing will get underway on Tuesday, April 23, with the first auction session taking place on Wednesday, the same day as the Professional Preview and Early Bird Day. There is no admission charge during the public hours on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Renaissance offers free parking to both overnight guests and day visitors.
Rooms are available at the Renaissance at a special rate of $147 by calling the hotel at (847) 671-6350 and mentioning rate code “CENCENA”. CSNS Secretary Jerry Lebo, Bourse Chairman since 1998, will once again serve in that capacity. Dealers interested in booth space can contact him via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or General Chairman Kevin Foley at email@example.com.
Additional information about Heritage and its auctions can be accessed at www.ha.com. Complete details for the 74th Anniversary Convention can be found at www.centralstates.info.