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  »»


  • ILNA now offers online payment of membership fees and renewals. For more information >> Click Here
  • Illinois is celebrating it's 200th anniversary December 3, 2018 - For more information Visit >>
  • Illinois Bicentennial Medallion. Contest winner was Hayden Schumer of Chatham, Illinois.
    2018 Illinois Bicentennial Medallion To download the press release >> Click Here
  • Explore the Illinois Bicentennial Website For more information visit the >> Illinois Bicentennial Website
  • Download the Golf Scramble Application HERE  >> ILNA Golf Scramble Information
  • ILNA to have competitive exhibits at 2018 show. For more information >> Click Here

2018 ILNA Show Flyer 

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ILNA 2018 Show Application 

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For more information about the 59th Annual ILNA show Click Here    

Download the Golf Scramble Application HERE  >> ILNA Golf Scramble Information

ILNA Calls For Exhibits for the September 2018 Show.

ILNA with the move to Pheasant Run now has room to set up an exhibit area. Exhibitors interested in exhibiting should read the full information >> HERE

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