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  »»


  • Read Board Member John Kent's show report - >> Here
  • See Pictures from 2021 Show - >> Here
  • Elgin Coin Club 2021 Fall Coin Show - See complete information - >> HERE
  • Check out John Kent's article about OnLine Coin Clubs! >> HERE
  • Support 2021 Commemorative Morgan and Peace Dollar proposal! »Read about it Here
  • YN Page - ILNA has added a YN page with information about YN activities. To learn more >> Click Here 
  • Bill Birk President of the Oak Forest Numismatic Society receives ILNA Ralph Windquist Lifetime achievement award. To learn more >> Click Here 
  • ILNA now offers online payment of membership fees and renewals. For more information >> Click Here

2022 ILNA Convention News

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