Jesse Torres received US Mint YN handouts

ON Wednesday I received delivery of YN  handouts from the US Mint, Some of the items were penny planchets, pencils, and bookmarkers.  I also sent a request to the Bureau of Engraving and Priniting,   If I don’t hear from them this week, I will try again.  If you know any other orgabization that provide YN handouts, please send me an e-mail at changeanalyst@comcast.net

 

PNNA Scholarships to Summer Seminar

The PNNA offers one adult and one Young Numismatist (YN) scholarship each year to attend the ANA’s Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs.

For more information on the PNNA scholarships and other PNNA annual awards, see the 1st Quarter 2013 edition of The Nor’wester (see online editions page).

For more information on the ANA Summer Seminar including course schedules, see the ANA website (www.money.org).

PNNA/Willamette fall coin show

As a preliminary reminder, the annual Willamette Coin Club/PNNA 8th Annual Fall Convention and Coin Show is set for September 28-30, 2012 at the DoubleTree Lloyd Center Hotel, 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, OR 97232. (Click on the link for hotel room reservation information.) Friday 9/28 is a dealer and exhibitor setup day, with the show open to the public Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more information about the show and associated activities, please see http://www.pnna.org/convention/convention_fall.html.

New Token design for 75th Anniversary

In the last Board meeting we put together a team of folks that will work on creating 75th Anniversary Token and how we will design the finished product.  Wood?  Copper? Zirconium?  Over the next few months we will be creating a contest will, we hope, motivate all of you folks out there to present possible design artwork for the upcoming celebration.  Share your knowledge, skills and input to help us on the success of this project.

Contact me ay edoregon@comcast.net with your input.

Ed Fischer, Board Member

Gerald Williams Honored for Exhibit

At the August 13th Mid Valley Coin Club meeting, Gerald Williams recieved his award for his exhibit at the April Tukwilla PNNA coin show.  Gerald won 1st place under the United States and Canadian Coins titled: The Arts: Numismatic Contribution of the Cooper Union.  Danny Bisgaard and myself, Ed Fischer were in attendance when President Bisgaard presented Gerald is winning award.

Gerald often presents exhibits with much detail and planning.  And this one was no exception.  Go to the PNNA website and see the pictures under the 2012 exhibit section.

Congratulation Gerald

Greetings from Ed Fischer and what’s going on

I’m new to the Board of PNNA and new to blogging.  Hope I don’t mess it up too bad.  But not new to Numimatics.  I am involved with many Clubs in the Willamette Valley area of Oregon and love to educate and share my finds.

One of our duties as a Board Memeber is to visit Member Clubs.  I look forward to visiting as many as time, my job and family allow.  I plan to visit North Shore Numismatic Society on September 18th and Seattle Numismatic Society on the 20th.  In between I plan to share my love of Numismatics at the Puyallup Fair in between.  Anyone up for a road trip to Vancouver BC or Seattle?  I’m flying solo, but would love to share expenses and a good conversation.  Contact me at edoregon@comcast.net if interested.

Welcome to the PNNA blog!

On behalf of all PNNA officers, committees and members, I would like to welcome you to the PNNA blog, which will allow the association’s officers and other designated persons to communicate directly with our web audience about PNNA news, activities and other items of interest. Please feel free to contact the PNNA, email info@pnna.org, with your comments and suggestions.

– Eric Holcomb, PNNA webmaster