The annual competition sponsored by PNNA for National Coin
Week brought only two entries again this year. “Tale of the Coin” was this
year’s theme as selected by the American Numismatic Association. Participating
clubs promote the hobby of numismatics in their area according to their best
ability. No specific rules govern, only that what is done is written up and
submitted to the PNNA judge. Monetary awards are given to the top three member clubs who are selected.
First Place ($100) - Olympia Coin Club, Olympia, WA. The Olympia Club built
a display which it exhibited in the Tumwater branch of the Timberland Regional
Library from April 14 until May 31, 2003. The club did an excellent job of
describing how “Every Coin Has A Story to Tell.” A change in leadership, a
great victory, a tragic loss, hard economic times, a reaffirmation of a nation’s
values are some of the stories a coin has to tell. There are also stories
behind the coin, why it was made and the people, places, or objects it depicts.
Illustrations of the stories on coins were included.
Second Place ($75) - Seattle Numismatic Society, Seattle, WA. Two members of
the club visited McClure Middle School in Seattle and talked to two classes of
students about ancient coins and the cultures of the societies that used them.
They spoke on Chinese, Greek and Roman coins. They answered questions and
examined some coins that they brought for display. They donated some ancient
coins and some books to the teachers for use as teaching aids. The children
were very interested and had a good time.
Congratulations to the participating clubs.