CSNS Honors Numismatic Hobbyists at 2024 Convention

Chris Seuntjens and Mitch Ernst
Des Moines, Iowa dealer Chris Seuntjens (left) received the CSNS Medal of Merit from CSNS President Mitch Ernst at the CSNS 2024 convention. (Photo credit: Barbara Gregory.)

Six numismatists were honored for their outstanding hobby work during a ceremony at the recent 2024 Central States Numismatic Society (www.CSNS.org) convention in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois.

"Each of these individuals is a hobby hero and deserving of special recognition," stated CSNS President Mitch Ernst.

The Q. David Bowers Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Dennis Tucker who retired earlier this year from Whitman Publishing, a prominent hobby publishing company.

Des Moines, Iowa coin dealer Chris Seuntjens was awarded the CSNS Medal of Merit, and Iowa Numismatic Association President John Jackson was recipient of the first of the annual State Showcase Recognition Awards. Each year, CSNS will celebrate one of the 13 states that compose the organization’s region and the inaugural 2024 state honored was Iowa.

Dennis Tucker and Mitch Ernst
Dennis Tucker (left) received the CSNS 2024 Q. David Bowers Award from CSNS President Mitch Ernst. (Photo credit: Barbara Gregory.)

CSNS President Ernst presented three Sower Awards during the convention. One definition of a sower is someone who plants seeds for the future. Ernst launched the award in 2019 to begin recognizing individuals who figuratively are planting seeds to promote and build the future of numismatics.

The 2024 Sower Award recipients are collectors Dreama Hurst of Florida and Dave Starck of Iowa, and ANACS grading service Vice President Paul DeFelice of Colorado.

For additional information about the Central States Numismatic Society, visit www.CSNS.org. The 2025 CSNS convention (www.CSNS.org/convention), will be held April 23-26 at the at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Illinois.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

It’s kind of heartwarming to see some of us old guys get recognized for something.