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Bob Everett Memorial Award Winners
All winners receive a monetary award of $150 to $250 (depending on interest rates) and have their name engraved on a perpetual plaque maintained by the PNNA. Beginning in 2014, winners also receive their own personal plaque.

1999 - Larry Rowe
Larry was recognized in part because of his outstanding service as General Chairman of the 1998 ANA Convention in Portland.
2000 - Jim Payne
Jim was recognized for his outstanding work with the Boeing Employees' Coin Club, including promotion of the state quarters.
2001 - Eric Holcomb
Eric was recognized in part for his outstanding work in establishing and maintaining the PNNA website!
Cushing_50.jpg (19487 bytes)2002 - Del Cushing
Del was recognized in part for his long time involvement with the numismatic hobby nationally as well as here in the Northwest.
2003 - Ray Mah
Mah, from Vancouver, British Columbia, is the first Canadian winner of the award. Ray was very active in numismatics, including the PNNA, for 40 years. The photo shows Del Cushing (right) presenting the award to Ray Mah (left) after the PNNA convention.
Billings_50.jpg (26284 bytes)2004 - Richard "Dick" Billings
Dick has served as PNNA convention general chairman since 2001. In addition to working tirelessly on behalf of the PNNA, Dick has also been active in the Seattle Numismatic Society and other numismatic organizations.
Boling_50.jpg (21408 bytes)2005 - Joseph Boling
Joe has contributed to the PNNA in many ways over the years, including service as secretary/treasurer, exhibit chief judge and Puyallup Fair coordinator. Congratulations, Joe!
Gaye_50.jpg (8666 bytes)2006 - Larry Gaye
Larry has contributed to the PNNA and the ANA for a number of years, including service as PNNA president, and service as general chairman of the 2004 ANA spring convention in Portland. Congratulations, Larry!
2007 - Walter Ostromecki
Walt (left) enjoys traveling to the Northwest, and has run the popular program for Young Numismatists at PNNA conventions for several years. The award was presented by 2006 recipient and PNNA President Larry Gaye.
Loos_50.jpg (22451 bytes)2008 - Scott Loos
Scott is the PNNA's Treasurer and Bourse Chairman, and is also a PNNA Past President. He is also active with the ANA, and served as General Chairman of the ANA National Money Show in Portland.
2009 - James Reinders
James was recognized in part for his outstanding work organizing the Boy and Girl Scout programs at the ANA National Money Show in Portland.
2010 - Richard "Dick" Cowley
Richard was recognized for his work with the Olympia Coin Club, including the club's successful National Coin Week efforts.
2011 - Mike Labosier (left), PNNA treasurer and Tukwila convention general chairman, received the Everett Award from award committee chairman Danny Bisgaard (right).
2012 - Lisa Loos (left), outgoing PNNA President, received the Everett Award from award committee chairman Danny Bisgaard (right).
2013 - Rick Schulz (right), PNNA Director and Puyallup Fair coordinator (among other activities), received the Everett Award from award committee chairman Danny Bisgaard (left). This was the 15th consecutive year that an Everett Award has been presented. 2014 - William (Bill) McKivor (right), longtime PNNA Director and British token and medal dealer (among other activities), received the Everett Award from PNNA president and award committee chairman Danny Bisgaard (left).
2015 - Ed Fischer (left), PNNA Director and 75th anniversary/medals chair, received the Everett Award from PNNA president and award committee chairman Danny Bisgaard (right). 2016 - Danny Bisgaard (left), outgoing PNNA President, received the Everett Award from incoming PNNA president James Reinders (right). Thanks, Danny, for your outstanding service to Northwest numismatics in several capacities including general chairman for the 2015 ANA show in Portland.
2017 - Tony Kalt (left), PNNA Director and president of the Boeing Employees' Coin Club, received the Everett Award from PNNA president James Reinders (right). 2018 - John Brown
John was recognized for his extensive service to the PNNA (including as secretary), as well as to numismatics in the Salem and Portland areas.


  • Also see the PNNA memorial page.

  • We regret to announce that Larry Rowe, the first Everett award recipient in 1999, died on October 3, 2014.

  • We regret to announce that Jim Payne died in September of 2005.

  • We regret to announce that well-known Vancouver coin collector, club promoter, and show organizer Ray Mah died suddenly of stomach cancer on 31 July 2004. Mah was the 2003 recipient of the Bob Everett award. Mah, who received the award after the convention, said “I was both shocked and surprised to receive the award presented to me by Del Cushing. He happened to be visiting me on his trip to Vancouver Island (him and Mary stayed overnight) and he said he had something for me. What a surprise when he handed me the award and a cheque!” Ray Mah continued, “We all know that the hobby exists due to the dedication of many and that we participate for the love of numismatics, but to receive an acknowledgement for my efforts was so unexpected. My thanks to the PNNA and everybody that is involved in forwarding the goals of our hobby.”

Current Information

The past five winners of the Bob Everett Memorial Award (Rick Schulz, Bill McKivor, Ed Fischer, Danny Bisgaard and Tony Kalt) make up the committee to select the next Everett Award winner.

The award will be presented at the March 2018 annual convention, if the honoree is present. The recipient does not have to be a member of the PNNA; he or she need only be someone who has promoted numismatics in the Pacific Northwest during the 2017 calendar year.

Please send your nominations (name and achievements that merit receipt of the award) to one or more of the above past award winners who make up the selection committee. In addition, nominations for the award could be sent to the PNNA awards committee, to the secretary, or to for forwarding to the selection committee.

The deadline for nominations is announced at the beginning of each year. This year it is early (Feb. 15, 2018) due to the early dates of the Tukwila convention.

Thanks to all of the membership for taking the time to submit nominations for this important award.

Background Information

Bob Everett passed away in August of 1997. He was a respected Northwest coin dealer and the owner of Classical American Coins. Bob had gained a loyal customer following by dealing in select high quality coins, mostly of the early American series. He was an avid promoter of organizations such as the Seattle Coin Club, The PNNA, Early American Coppers and the American Numismatic Association. His business practices were above reproach and always with the collector in mind. This attitude of helping the collector became apparent in his will. Bob left the bulk of his business inventory and personal collection to several charities and a few friends. The charities received several thousand dollars each. The individual collector beneficiaries received a part of the collection that would mean the most to them. German talers to one, English coins to another, stamps to one and so on. He directed in his will that his library be sold and the proceeds given over to the Seattle Coin Club.

His thoughtfulness is being returned by one individual. Late in January 1998 Tom Sheehan was contacted by a member who wished to set up a fund to remember Bob Everett and to recognize others in the Pacific Northwest who serve and promote numismatics through articles written for the PNNA newsletter, exhibiting volunteer work, etc. This anonymous gift of $1,000 was given to the PNNA to establish an annual award in Bob Everett's name. The PNNA is the custodian of the funds and has appointed a committee to layout the criteria and to select the recipient each year. The principal is invested and cannot be touched for thirty years. The major part of the income will be used each year for a monetary award, and since some income will be retained the award should grow each year. The idea is to do more than simply offering a trophy or plaque.

The Bob Everett Memorial Fund stands at about $7,000, which provides a significant annual award to some deserving person who promotes numismatics in the Pacific Northwest. Larry Rowe, the first annual Bob Everett Memorial Award recipient, was selected by the award committee based on nominations from PNNA members, and was announced at the PNNA Convention on Saturday, April 3, 1999.

Click here for a list of contributors to the fund. Checks for additional donations should be payable to the Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association and sent to the treasurer.