PNNA Convention this weekend, May 1-3 in Tukwila

Don’t forget, the annual PNNA spring convention in Tukwila, Washington is this weekend, May 1-3, 2015, with the show opening to the public at noon on Friday, for an admission charge as low as $2.00 (or $5.00 for the entire weekend). See the convention webpage at http://www.pnna.org/convention/convention.html for much more information, including a link to the dealer list. See you in Tukwila for the PNNA’s 75th anniversary!

PNNA 2nd Q Nor’wester convention edition

The 2nd Quarter 2015 convention special edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://www.pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2015_Q2.pdf. If you are a current PNNA member (or were a member in 2014) you should receive a paper copy of this issue along with an invitation to attend the PNNA’s 75th anniversary party in Tukwila, even if you normally subscribe to the online-only option. If your membership did expire at the end of 2014, please pay by check or online or at the convention to renew your membership. (Please see http://www.pnna.org/info/membership.html for renewal information.)

This special 16-page edition of The Nor’wester includes eight color pages, including a back-cover ad by ANACS, which will again accept submissions for certification and grading at this year’s PNNA convention in Tukwila, May 1-3, 2015. Inside you’ll find the PNNA president’s and convention chairman’s messages, other PNNA and ANA information, a PNNA 75th anniversary trivia page in color, an article by a PNNA member, and coin dealer advertisements. The front cover features the exciting 75th anniversary medal design by former U.S. Mint sculptor-engraver Thomas D. Rogers. Current plans call for these medals to be ready for sale in Tukwila!

Back issues of The Nor’wester are available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

Once again, thanks for your interest in the PNNA, and we’ll see you in Tukwila!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

Portland National Money Show – Final Reminder

Just a final reminder that the ANA National Money Show will be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Thursday-Saturday March 5-7, 2015. It should be a great show, not to be missed! For more information, see https://www.money.org/nationalmoneyshow and http://www.pnna.org/ana/ana_2015_portland.html, and perhaps we’ll see you at the show.

PNNA 1st Quarter 2015 Nor’wester

The 1st Quarter 2015 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://www.pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2015_Q1.pdf.
This is a 12-page regular edition. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Important information about the upcoming ANA National Money Show in Portland (March 5-7) and The Dalles Mint tour (March 8).
  • PNNA President’s message by Danny Bisgaard.
  • Call for nominations for annual PNNA awards.
  • In Memoriam section noting prominent PNNA members who have passed away recently; also see http://www.pnna.org/info/memorial.html.
  • An interesting article, “One-Ounce Silver Bullion Coinage, North and South” by Mark Benvenuto.
  • PNNA scholarship application for 2015. (Scholarships are for expenses attending ANA Summer Seminar.)
  • Coin show and event calendar.

Back issues are also available at
http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

PNNA 4th Q Nor’wester and Portland Fall Show

The 4th Quarter 2014 convention 16-page special edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://www.pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2014_Q4.pdf. Back issues are also available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html. If you subscribe to The Nor’wester in paper form, you should have received your copy by about the end of September.

This is an expanded edition of The Nor’wester including important information about the upcoming (October 11-12 with dealer and exhibitor setup October 10) PNNA-Willamette Coin Club 10th Annual Fall Convention & Coin Show at the DoubleTree Lloyd Center Hotel, 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, Oregon. For more information about the fall show, see http://www.pnna.org/convention/convention_fall.html.

PNNA Members: If your PNNA membership has already expired or expires this year, please see http://www.pnna.org/info/membership.html for renewal information, or wait until I send a separate email about membership renewal. Free memberships for show attendees are no longer available.

Once again, thanks for your interest in the PNNA, and I hope to see you in Portland!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

PNNA 3rd Quarter Nor’wester

The 3rd Quarter 2014 edition of the PNNA’s newsletter, The Nor’wester, has been published and can be accessed as a PDF file on the back issues page at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

This is a 12-page edition that includes a report and photos from the annual PNNA convention in Tukwila (May 2-4), as well as an article written by the convention keynote speaker, Howard A. Daniel III.

PNNA 2nd Q Nor’wester convention edition

The 2nd Quarter 2014 convention special edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://www.pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2014_Q2.pdf. If you are a current PNNA member (or were a member in 2013) you should have received a paper copy of this issue along with your PNNA election ballot for the 2014-2016 term, even if you normally subscribe to the online-only option. If your membership did expire at the end of 2013, please enclose a check for dues when returning your ballot.

This special 16-page edition of The Nor’wester includes eight color pages, with a cover design by ANACS, which will again accept submissions for certification and grading at this year’s PNNA convention in Tukwila, May 2-4, 2014. Inside you’ll also find the PNNA president’s and convention chairman’s messages, information about the exciting Portlandia medal designed for the 2015 ANA National Money Show in Portland, other PNNA and ANA information, and coin dealer advertisements.

Back issues of The Nor’wester are available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

PNNA Members: If your PNNA membership has already expired or expires this year, please see http://www.pnna.org/info/membership.html for renewal information.

Once again, thanks for your interest in the PNNA, and we’ll see you in Tukwila!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

2014 PNNA Elections

TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE PNNA: (by election chairman Bill McKivor)

It is time once again to pick those who would lead us for the next two years. We are looking for a few great people to serve as officers and on the board of directors.

Please consider service to the club, if you have time it is more than worthwhile. You get to know many people in the numismatic community, and get to meet collectors of nearly every possible phase of coin, token, and medal collecting, and help guide the PNNA to bigger and better things. The term of office is 2014-2016.

Thus, we are looking for nominees.  If you would like to run for any of the offices, President, Vice President, Treasurer, or Secretary — or for the board of directors — please contact me.

We need to have a slate of candidates by the first of March, an election soon after, and the results will be announced at the PNNA Convention in Tukwila on May 3rd.

If you are a member of the board, and have not contacted me with an OK to run again, please do, as I cannot enter anyone’s name without permission. And if you are a person just now thinking about helping the PNNA with your hands and your heart, I shall happily sign you up to run. — Bill McKivor, Election Chairman, ph. (206) 244-8345, address PO Box 46135, Seattle, WA 98146 or email copperman@thecoppercorner.com.

PNNA 1st Q Nor’wester

The 1st Quarter 2014 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://www.pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2014_Q1.pdf. Back issues are also available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html. If you subscribe to The Nor’wester in paper form, you should receive your copy by the end of the year.

This is an expanded edition of The Nor’wester including important information about the upcoming PNNA elections and PNNA awards, including the annual scholarship awards to attend the ANA Summer Seminar.

PNNA Members: If your PNNA membership has already expired or expires this year, please see http://www.pnna.org/info/membership.html for renewal information, or wait until I send a separate notice about membership renewal by about March of 2014.

Once again, thanks for your interest in the PNNA, and Happy Holidays!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

PNNA 4th Q Nor’wester and Portland fall show

The 4th Quarter 2013 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://www.pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2013_Q4.pdf. Back issues are also available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html. If you subscribe to The Nor’wester in paper form, you should receive your copy by about October 1.

This is an expanded edition of The Nor’wester including important information about the upcoming (October 5-6 with dealer and exhibitor setup October 4) PNNA-Willamette Coin Club 9th Annual Fall Convention & Coin Show at the DoubleTree Lloyd Center Hotel, 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, Oregon. There will also be an educational symposium on Thursday October 3 with several high-quality speakers including Doug Mudd from the ANA. (See below.) For more information about the fall show, see http://www.pnna.org/convention/convention_fall.html.

PNNA Members: If your PNNA membership has already expired or expires this year, please see http://www.pnna.org/info/membership.html for renewal information, or wait until I send a separate email about membership renewal. Free one-year email-only memberships will also be available at the Portland show.

Once again, thanks for your interest in the PNNA, and I hope to see you in Portland!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

Additional educational symposium information:

Date: Thursday, October 3. Seating is limited—Please RSVP via email or phone to the contact listed below. Attendance is FREE. Check-in at 8:30 a.m. Presentations begin at 9:00 a.m.

Contact: Scott Loos, P.O. Box 2210, North Bend, WA 98045, Email: scottloos@msn.com, Phone: 425-831-8789. Or contact Larry Gaye as listed in the newsletter.

  • Headline speaker will be Douglas Mudd, ANA museum curator. Doug will be speaking on “The Politics of Coinage: Messages and Their Importance on Early Modern Coinage.”
  • Other speakers will feature U.S. and World topics. Please check the PNNA website (or The Nor’wester) for a complete list of presentations.
  • FREE—Enjoy a day of learning before the start of the annual fall PNNA/WCC show.