the history of any organization can be taxing but also very rewarding,
as Ray Lockwood can attest.
just completed his History of the Central States Numismatic
Society. The book will be released at the CSNS 75th Anniversary
Convention in Schaumburg, Ill., set for April 23 to 26.
book covers the history of CSNS from its beginning in 1939 through to 2014.
people, past and present, are mentioned throughout the book,” Lockwood
writes. “After all, the history of any organization is the story of
people who have contributed in a wide variety of ways.”
here are only a few of the society’s stalwarts:
X Boosel, a collector of Proof coins and a longtime CSNS official, was
in attendance at the 1940 CSNS convention. Boosel devoted so many
years to the study of 1873 coins and their history that other
numismatists crowned him “Mr. 1873.”
In 1976, Marjorie Owen Hendershott was elected CSNS
secretary-treasurer. She and her first husband, Lowell Owen, were
lifelong collectors and active members of CSNS. He died in 1976 and in
1983 she married Robert L. Hendershott, whom she met through their
mutual interests in collecting. She served in a variety of offices for
the society and became its first female president in 1991.
book is available in hardcover for $30 postpaid and soft cover for $6 postpaid.
should be made out to CSNS and sent with orders to Ray Lockwood
Education Director, Central States Numismatic Society, 2075 E. Bocock
Road, Marion, IN 46952.
will be autographed upon request and be available for pickup at the
convention or mailed if requested.