Illinois Numismatic Association (ILNA)

Promoting Numismatics in Illinois Since 1959

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ILNA Past and Present

The idea for a state organization was formed when a group of collectors got together at the Corn Belt Coin Club Show in 1959 to discuss numismatics in general. The first organizational meeting was held at the Peoria Coin Club Show at the Hotel Pere Marquette in September of 1959. Goals of the new State organization were to further numismatics through knowledge and to promote annual three-day shows around the state by hosting clubs. Officers elected at this first meeting were: President-Ralph Winquist of Rockford, Vice President-Glenn Murphy of Armington, Treasurer-Bob Okell of Bloomington, and Secretary-Marjorie Baker of Peoria. Governors elected were: Lester Beatty, Jesse Peters, James Kaczor, Walter Loud, Connie Anderson, Charles Moler, and Kenneth Mabray. Dues were set at $1.00 per year.

From this beginning in 1959, shows were held in Peoria, Chicago, Centralia, Mattoon, Springfield, LaSalle, Joliet, and Moline in the ensuing years. Some of the shows were quite large as the hobby grew in the 70's and 80's. Learn more  »»


2023 ILNA Convention

ILNA will be returning to the Tinley Park Convention Center! The Show is scheduled for September 7,8, and 9, 2023. Dee the flyer at the bottom of the page for complete details

John Kent, ILNA Governor

2023 ILNA Convention News

ILNA 2021 Show Flyer DuPage Fair Grounds, IL ILNA 2023 Show application
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