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CSNS Seeks Virus Medal Design

The year, 2020, has been hard for coin shows and collectors alike with all the cancelations and COVID-19 restrictions put in place, socially distancing people from family and friends. This year, the Central States Numismatic Society is seeking a design for a silver medal commemorating the "year of the virus" and its effect on Central States and the hobby.

The medal will be distributed at Central States' 82nd-anniversary convention in April and will mark both the canceled 2020 convention and the hoped-for 2021 show.

The society is conducting a contest, open to everyone, for the best design for the obverse of the medal. The winner gets his initials on the medal and a specially struck silver medal with the serial number “000.”

The reverse will feature the Central States logo, which traditionally appears on Central States medals. The deadline is Nov. 1, 2020.

Completed designs, or correspondence regarding the contest, should be sent to Centinel Editor Gerald Tebben by mail at Box 82125, Columbus, Ohio 43202, or email at

For more information, visit the Central States Numismatic Society website.