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OCTOBER 4-6, 2013


DoubleTree Lloyd Center Hotel
1000 NE Multnomah Street
Portland, OR 97232

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WCC / PNNA Fall Convention

It's Over! We'll see you again in 2014 (October 10-12, 2014)

Convention Dates/Times:

  • Dealer/exhibitor set up and Early Bird entry: (subject to change)
    Friday, October 4, 3:00 - 6:00 PM.
    Saturday, October 5, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM.

  • Public show hours:
    Saturday, October 5, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
    Sunday, October 6, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

Rarities on Exhibit

See ANA Road Show to exhibit rarities at PNNA Fall Convention on the ANA website. The rarities to be shown include the McDermott/Bebee 1913 Liberty Head "V" Nickel.

Photo: ANA Money Museum curator Doug Mudd with the "1913 Liberty Head Nickel" and "Famous Error Coins" exhibits.


Thursday (October 3) First Annual Larry Rowe Symposium

The symposium is now over - The WCC plans to do it again next year.

  • Doug Mudd - The Politics of Coinage: Messages and Their Importance on Early Modern Coinage.
  • David Snow - The Richmond Island Coin Hoard.
  • Paul Berkman - A North Africa $1.00 Short Snorter.
  • Larry Gaye - What is Arab-Byzantine Coinage?
  • Jason Failla - Intro to Ancient Coin Collecting...and Investing.
  • Scott Loos - An Introduction to Medieval Bracteates.
  • Jerry Bobbe - How to Use Logic and Mathematics to Successfully Buy Certified Coins, or the Idiot's Guide to Winning at Grading.
  • James Reinders - Sharing Your Numismatic Knowledge by Exhibiting, Competitively or Not, Sharing is Fun! Ideas, Tips, and Techniques Shared by an Award-Winning Exhibitor.

Other convention information:

  • Approximately 90 local, regional and national coin dealer tables. See the 2013 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. Contact the hotels directly for rates and information, or click on the link.

  • Admission $2.00 per day (may be free if you take MAX to the venue). 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.

  • 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 2010-2012 shows, and will be continued. See the exhibit award winners for 2013.

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

  • Boy and Girl Scout programs See scouting page. (Updated for 2013.)

  • Hourly door prizes!

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 all sorts of FREE hobby introduction information and educational materials. Plans also call for a FREE 10-stop youth Numismatic TREASURE HUNT, for both Saturday and Sunday.

Fall Convention Dates/Times/Info by Larry Gaye, General Chairman

Well here we are again, the 9th Annual Willamette-PNNA coin show is on track to open to the public, October 4-6, 2013. This has been a very successful show in the Northwest thanks to the hard work of Scott and Lisa Loos as well as the entire Willamette Coin Club.

Hotel info DoubleTree Lloyd Center Hotel, 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, OR 97232. Ph. 503-281-6111.
A contracted hotel room block is available, and rooms for the October 4-7, 2013 time period can be reserved by individual call-in until September 13, 2013. Rates are $129 or $139. Group name: Willamette Coin Club.

General Chairman: Larry Gaye

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