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The Nor'wester cover 2015 4th Quarter OCTOBER 16-18, 2015


DoubleTree Lloyd Center Hotel
1000 NE Multnomah Street
Portland, OR 97232
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WCC / PNNA Fall Convention

Get Ready! We'll see you again this fall in mid-October.

Convention Dates/Times:

  • Dealer/exhibitor set up and Early Bird entry: (subject to change)
    Friday, October 16, 3:00 - 6:00 PM.
    Saturday, October 17, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM.
    Sunday, October 18, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM.

  • Public show hours:
    Saturday, October 17, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
    Sunday, October 18, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

Other convention information:

  • Approximately 90 local, regional and national coin dealer tables. See the 2015 dealer list.

  • Located adjacent to Lloyd Center Mall and just a few blocks from the Oregon Convention Center.
    See the driving directions.

  • In addition to the main convention hotel, the DoubleTree Lloyd Center Hotel, there are numerous other hotels within a reasonable distance. See below for detailed DoubleTree Hotel reservation information.

  • Admission $2.00 per day. Children under 12 are free.

  • "Early Bird" admission available for a fee.

  • Parking garage available at the DoubleTree. The show is in a room connected to the garage, immediately across the street from the main hotel entrance.

  • Free copies of the fall 2015 convention edition of The Nor'wester will be available.

  • There will be an expanded collector exhibit area on one side of the room near the entrance. Eric Holcomb (PNNA chief judge) will be available to consult. We're pleased to report that competitive exhibit awards were reinstated for the 2010-2014 shows, and will be continued. See the exhibit page for more information.

  • There will be the popular Young Numismatist (YN) treasure hunt. (See details below.)

  • Boy and Girl Scout programs – See scouting page. No programs were scheduled for the 2014 fall show (due to the ANA Portland show), however the programs are returning for 2015, so sign up now!

  • Hourly door prizes!

Dealer Information

Young Numismatist/Family Programs

In addition to Boy and Girl Scout clinics, there will also be a general public and youth and family activities table inside the show (sometimes known as the "WCC-PNNA Kid's Educational Zone") which will provide youth, families and non-collectors with FREE hobby introduction information and educational materials. Plans also call for a FREE youth Numismatic TREASURE HUNT, for both Saturday and Sunday.

Fall Convention Info by Ed Fischer, General Chairman

This is a year that members of the PNNA should be proud of. We are part of a group that has a legacy of service, teaching and sharing. The Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association has been around for 75 years. The names that are associated with our group are huge in the national numismatic community. We are so blessed to have such a strong foundation.

The current Board of Directors and group of volunteers want to welcome you to another successfully hosted coin show in Portland. Portland has always been a gracious site for numismatics. Proven with the ANA National Money Show here last March. The fall show should display the constant growth through better exhibits, new dealer inventories and a 75th Anniversary celebration.

This year’s production of a 75th anniversary commemorative medal designed by famed engraver Tom Rogers, and a special invite to PNNA members to partake in refreshments, are part of the special celebration. Cake will be served. Ask the front table for directions to both parts of our celebration.

I am now in my first year as General Chairman and want to thank all the volunteers who have helped in a smooth transition. You know who you are. On that note, there are always opportunities to help the team produce the best event ever. It’s all done with your assistance.

Collecting coins has given me many hours of pleasure and I hope that shows in the passion I have towards sharing that joy. I work a small bit here and there to help the hobby grow. I am not alone as there are many in the Northwest with the same devotion. Come be a part of the passion, joy and education of numismatics. Everyone in the room is here to answer questions and share the adventure.

Questions? Email

Hotel info – DoubleTree Lloyd Center Hotel, 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, OR 97232. Ph. 503-281-6111. In-House Reservations: Guests can make reservations by calling the hotel directly at 503-281-6111 and asking for in-house reservations. The reservations department is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. DoubleTree by Hilton Central Reservations Office: Guests can make reservations by phone 24/7 through the central reservations office by calling toll free 1 (800) 996-0510. Group rate information is announced each year in advance of the convention.

New! (8/28): See group web page with group rates. Group Name: PNNA/Willamette Coin Club; Group Code: PNN; Check-in: 16-OCT-2015, Check-out: 19-OCT-2015; Hotel Name: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland; Hotel Address: 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, OR 97232; Phone Number: 503-331-4900.

General Chairman: Ed Fischer. For more information, please contact Ed by email.

Bourse Chairman: Scott Loos (link to PNNA officers page)

Local Host Club: Willamette Coin Club website.

Past fall convention reports: 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014