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

News from the Atlanta ANA show

As reported by PNNA member and ANA national volunteer Larry Gaye.

The annual ANA National Money Show™ was held Feb 27-Mar 1, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Its official, Larry and Kathy Rowe were selected by the ANA Board as Honorary Chairs of the National Money Show in Portland, 2015.

Also, Katie Reinders was selected for the upcoming vacancy as the new ANA Intern. This puts her on the ANA Board of Governors for her six month term. Her buddy Cole’s term is ending. Quite an honor.

The ANA Saturday “free” spectacular at the Atlanta Show appears to have been a raging success. Saturday featured a “Free Appraisal” booth in the afternoon. If memory serves it ran from noon till 3:00 p.m. People lined up all day and kept four or so appraisers busy till the end. There were still many folk in line when it had to be cut off. Three 1889-CC Morgans were brought in and a very rare Austrian set was brought in. One of the Austrian items in the set had a cat value of some $15,000. I saw one of the CC’s and it was a real EF and amazingly escaped from cleaning. This is a very valuable coin as uncleaned specimens are very rare.

The other freebee was no entry admission was charged on Saturday. There was buzz on the floor all day Saturday till the bitter end. It actually prevented us from breaking down booths till around 3:00 p.m. or so as there were too many attendees in the aisles. (We normally start at around 1:00 p.m.)

The exhibition of the California buried treasure find by Don Kagin was an amazing draw as well. These three events were very pivotal and provided for a very good show.

ANA is already implementing free Saturday admission (for the 2015 Portland show). Another perk for ANA members is that they are allowed into the show a half-hour before the general public.