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  OCTOBER 19-21, 2018


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

We'll see you again the same weekend this year in Portland - Oct. 19-21, 2018.

Convention Dates/Times:

  • Dealer/exhibitor set up and Early Bird entry: (subject to change)
    Friday, October 19, 3:00 - 6:00 PM.
    Saturday, October 20, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM.
    Sunday, October 21, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM.

  • Public show hours:
    Saturday, October 20, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
    Sunday, October 21, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.


October 18-19 Coin Grading, Problem Coins & Conservation (ANA /PNNA Seminar) DoubleTree Lloyd Center Hotel, 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, OR

Contact: Ed Fischer (or see information on linked ANA webpage).

Get the PNNA/local coin club scholarship application for the Coin Grading Seminar.
Applications were due by June 30, 2018. (Some clubs may still have scholarships.)

Continuing Education Volunteers Wanted - See the education committee page.

Other convention information & show features:

  • Approximately 90 local, regional and national coin dealer tables. See the 2017 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. (See above for hours.)

  • 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 paper copies of the fall convention edition of The Nor'wester will be available, along with plastic bags. See the fall 2017 edition.

  • There is a collector exhibit area, normally on the side of the room near the entrance. The PNNA chief judge and experienced exhibitors are available to consult. Competitive exhibit awards were reinstated at the fall show in 2010, and have been continued. See the exhibit page for more information, and see the 2017 exhibit results.

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

  • Boy and Girl Scout programs – See scouting page.

  • Hourly door prizes!

  • Video camera security – see the PNNA president's message.

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 information and educational materials.

Activities available, coordinated by ANA Past President Walter Ostromecki, will include:
(Note this list will be updated for 2018 when information is available)

  • Youth and families can go on a coin treasure hunt adventure and collect 10 different U.S. coins including a 2017-P Lincoln cent, 1943 steel cent, Liberty V-nickel, Buffalo nickel, Mercury dime, and the Ellis Island AMB Quarter P or S mint. Available both Saturday and Sunday (all day during show hours).
  • A World Currency Country-Banknote match, where youth can earn a piece of world currency for each correct match, up to 28 different in all, the beginnings of a starter foreign currency collection.
  • Take an America the Beautiful Quarter trivia challenge and win P and/or S Mint Quarters for correct answers. Youth/families can go away with up to 40 different quarters!
  • Treasures In Your Pocket. The new ANA hands-on discovery program where youngsters can discover and go away with several mint error coins. This activity takes about an hour to complete.

Fall Convention Info by Ed Fischer, General Chairman

(Will be updated for 2018 when new information is available.)

Another warm and dry summer has now come to an end and the fall gives us the sign of another upcoming numismatic season. Even though many of us collect year round, there is a lull in activity when families are vacationing and enjoying summer time together. Portland will kick off the season with its annual show on the weekend of October 20-22, 2017. Be there to renew the connections you have with your coin collecting family.

Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association (PNNA) and Willamette Coin Club (WCC) will be hosting the event, with most of the solid dealers we’ve grown to love bringing a wide variety of new inventory. Solid, good quality coins have continued to show growth. I always love exploring and listening to adventures of acquisition. This year there will be additional national dealers. More good stuff.

The show will open on Friday for those willing to pay the early bird price while dealers are setting up. As it has been in recent years, the dealers will be setting up at the Doubletree Lloyd Center at 1000 NE Multnomah St, Portland, Ore. On Saturday and Sunday the bourse floor opens at 10 a.m. Early bird opportunity will be offered for $20 both days, 8 a.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday. Closing times are 6 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday. Regular general admission is at 10 a.m.

PNNA is planning to host a table showing just part of the group’s collection and discussing the benefits of membership. At a recent board meeting, our own Tony Kalt displayed a chunk of the historic memorabilia. Tony recently picked up fabulous show medals produced by our own Greg Franck-Weiby. His plan is to fill several display cases with ribbons, medals, badges and advertising in the exhibit area. Rick Schultz will also have a new design for the annual elongated cent.

Walter Ostromecki, past ANA President and board member, will be in attendance. As usual, he will operate the Young Numismatist scavenger hunt, with free collectibles and coins for beginning collectors. Walt is a wealth of information and tall tales from his years of experience in the collecting world.

This year I will offer free appraisals on subject matter I am familiar with or refer folks to dealers that specialize in areas I am not well educated. Come by table #1 to say hi and have any other questions answered.

Roman, modern, foreign, ancient, literature or supplies, it can be found somewhere on the bourse floor. We welcome all to the show to reacquaint with old friends, meet new and hunt out those treasures to fill in the gaps of your collection.

Hope to see you there. For additional questions, email me at, or call 503-507-6721.

Hotel info – DoubleTree Lloyd Center Hotel, 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, OR 97232. 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. Request Group: PNNA.

General Chairman: Ed Fischer. For more information, please contact Ed by email or phone at 503-507-6721.

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

Local Host Club: Willamette Coin Club website.

Past fall convention reports: 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | List of all fall reports