PNNA 4th Q 2018 Nor’wester convention edition

The 4th Quarter 2018 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2018_Q4.pdf. This is a 16-page fall convention special edition with eight color pages, similar to the spring convention special edition that has been published for a number of years. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Important information about the upcoming annual PNNA/WCC convention in Portland (Oct. 19-21), including a welcome message by General Chairman Ed Fischer.
  • PNNA President’s message by James Reinders.
  • 2018 Washington State (Puyallup) Fair report and photos.
  • An interesting feature article, “Community Currency” by Tony Kalt.
  • An article about ANA Summer Seminar by the PNNA scholarship recipient.
  • Advertisements by ANACS, Heritage Auctions and local PNNA dealers.

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

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA, and we’ll hopefully see you in Portland!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

PNNA 3rd Q 2018 Nor’wester Washington State Fair edition

The 3rd Quarter 2018 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2018_Q3.pdf. This is a 16-page special edition with eight color pages, produced for the upcoming Washington State Fair in Puyallup. This is the first year that the PNNA has produced a special edition for the Fair, and its issuance is the reason for delaying the 3rd Q edition by one month.

Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Welcome to Puyallup message by PNNA Fair Chairman Rick Schulz.
  • PNNA President’s message by James Reinders.
  • A report on the PNNA 69th Annual Convention, March 16-18, 2018 at the Tukwila Community Center.
  • Interesting feature articles:
    1. “Big Silver in the U.S., Canada – and the Whole, Wide World,” by Mark Benvenuto.
    2. “Courtesy Autographs by Signers of U.S. Currency,” by Anthony (Tony) Kalt.
    3. “Sowing the Seed now for a Harvest of Collectors later,” by Thomas (Tom) Tullis.
    4. “PNNA Souvenirs and Memorabilia.”
  • A summary of PNNA and ANA news available online.
  • An event calendar and Washington coin club list (which we previously handed out as a separate sheet at the Fair).
  • There are no advertisements in this issue, which allowed more room for the feature articles!

Note that free paper copies of this special edition will be available at the Fair. Visit the PNNA booth in the Hobby Hall.

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

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA, and we hope to see you in Puyallup.

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb

PNNA 2nd Q 2018 Nor’wester convention edition

The 2nd Quarter 2018 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2018_Q2.pdf. Like last year, this is a 16-page spring convention special edition with eight color pages. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Important information about the upcoming annual PNNA convention in Tukwila (March 16-18), including a welcome message by General Chairman Kevin Charboneau.
  • PNNA President’s message by James Reinders.
  • An interesting feature article, “Robert Scot: First Appointed Chief Engraver of the United States Mint,” by Bill Nyberg, which will also be the featured Numismatic Theater presentation at the convention.
  • A summary of PNNA and ANA news available online, including information about National Coin Week.
  • Advertisements by ANACS, Heritage Auctions and local PNNA dealers.

Free paper copies of this edition will be available at the Tukwila show.

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

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA, and I hope to see you in Tukwila.

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb

PNNA 1st Q 2018 Nor’wester Boeing Employees’ Coin Show edition

The 1st Quarter 2018 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is available online at
http://www.pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2018_Q1.pdf. This is a new 16-page special edition for the annual Boeing Employees’ Coin Show in Kent, Wash., Jan. 20-21, 2018. There are eight color pages, similar to the spring and fall convention special editions that have been published for a number of years. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • PNNA President’s message by James Reinders.
  • A short PNNA/WCC Portland Fall Show Report.
  • Information on PNNA nominations/elections, annual awards, spring convention, National Coin Week, etc.
  • An interesting article, “An Annual Medal – One Club’s Tradition” by Tony Kalt, BECC Medals Co-Chair, together with a page of medal photos.
  • Another interesting and humorous article, “What Language Do You Speak?” by Ray J. Fiorini, as originally published in the September edition of the South Hill Coin Club Newsletter.
  • Advertisements by ANACS, West Coast Coins and other local PNNA dealers.

Free paper copies of this edition will be available at the Boeing show.

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

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

PNNA 4th Q 2017 Nor’wester convention edition

The 4th Quarter 2017 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2017_Q4.pdf. This is a 16-page fall convention special edition with eight color pages, similar to the spring convention special edition that has been published for a number of years. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Important information about the upcoming annual PNNA/WCC convention in Portland (Oct. 20-22), including a welcome message by General Chairman Ed Fischer.
  • PNNA President’s message by James Reinders.
  • 2017 Washington State (Puyallup) Fair report and photos.
  • An interesting article, “North and South, the PGM Bullion Coins” by Mark Benvenuto.
  • Articles about ANA Summer Seminar by the PNNA scholarship recipients.
  • Advertisements by ANACS, Heritage Auctions and local PNNA dealers.

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

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA, and we’ll hopefully see you in Portland!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

PNNA 3rd Q 2017 Nor’wester

Greetings, and thank you for your interest in the PNNA!

The 3rd Quarter 2017 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2017_Q3.pdf.

This is an 8-page regular edition. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Report, photos, meeting minutes and award summaries from the annual PNNA convention in Tukwila (Mar. 17-19, 2017).
  • PNNA President’s message by James Reinders.
  • A feature article, “North and South, the Strangest Metals” by prolific author Mark Benvenuto.
  • Information about a total solar eclipse commemorative “coin.”

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

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

PNNA 2nd Q 2017 Nor’wester convention edition

The 2nd Quarter 2017 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2017_Q2.pdf. Like last year, this is a 16-page spring convention special edition with eight color pages. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Important information about the upcoming annual PNNA convention in Tukwila (March 17-19), including a welcome message by General Chairman Kevin Charboneau.
  • PNNA President’s message by James Reinders.
  • An interesting feature article, “The Wright Brothers and a National Bank President,” by Tom Tullis.
  • A summary of PNNA and ANA news available online, including information about National Coin Week.
  • Advertisements by ANACS, Heritage Auctions and local PNNA dealers.

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

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA, and I hope to see you in Tukwila this weekend.

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb

PNNA 1st Q 2017 Nor’wester

The 1st Quarter 2017 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2017_Q1.pdf. This is a 12-page regular edition. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Call for Awards ………………………………….. pp. 2-3
  • Spring Convention ………………………………….. p. 3
  • Collector Exhibits ……………………………………. p. 3
  • PNNA Officers List …………………………………. p. 4
  • Fall Board Meeting Minutes…………………. pp. 4-5
  • Washington State Fair Report ………………. pp. 6-7
  • Need Security Advice? …………………………….. p. 7
  • The Penny Press Fall Tour ……………………….. p. 8
  • Fall Convention Report ……………………………. p. 9
  • Scholarship Application …………………………. p. 10
    (Note: Applications are due by Feb. 15 this year!)
  • Event Calendar ……………………………………… p. 11
  • Boeing Show Ad …………………………………… p. 12

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

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA.
Happy New Year.

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

PNNA 4th Q Nor’wester convention edition

The 4th Quarter 2016 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2016_Q4.pdf. This is a 16-page fall convention special edition with eight color pages, similar to the spring convention special edition that has been published for a number of years. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Important information about the upcoming annual PNNA/WCC convention in Portland (Oct. 7-9, 2016), including a welcome message by General Chairman Ed Fischer.
  • PNNA President’s message by James Reinders.
  • Short WashJam 2016 and Washington State (Puyallup) Fair reports and photos.
  • An interesting article, “Dollars — North, Middle and South” by Mark Benvenuto.
  • Articles about ANA Summer Seminar by the PNNA scholarship recipients.
  • Advertisements by ANACS, Heritage Auctions and local PNNA dealers.

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

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA, and we’ll hopefully see you in Portland!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

PNNA 3rd Q 2016 Nor’wester

Greetings, and thank you for your interest in the PNNA!

The 3rd Quarter 2016 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2016_Q3.pdf.
This is a 10-page regular edition. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Report, photos, meeting minutes and award summaries from the annual PNNA convention in Tukwila (Apr. 22-24, 2016).
  • PNNA President’s message by newly elected President James Reinders.
  • An interesting feature article, “Year 1 C.E.: The Earliest Lifetime Portrait of a Biblical Ruler” by guest author Jean-Philippe Fontanille.
  • A second feature article, “Go Big or Go Home – Is Anyone Collecting These? North and South,” by prolific author Mark Benvenuto.

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

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster