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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 Report - 2018

Convention Report

The Willamette Coin Club/Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association fall show was a success for the 14th consecutive year at the Lloyd Center DoubleTree Hotel in Portland, with an active bourse and collector exhibits. As usual, there was a steady stream of registrants for more than an hour when the show opened to the public at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. Thanks to all who attended!

Convention Dates/Times:

  • Dealer/exhibitor set up and Early Bird entry:
    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

Thanks to all who participated in this seminar - we had 30 people!

Continuing Education Volunteers Wanted - See the education committee page.

Other convention information:

  • Approximately 90 local, regional and national coin dealer tables. See the 2018 dealer list.

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

  • Admission was $2.00 per day. Children under 12 were free.

  • "Early Bird" admission was available for a fee.

  • As usual, the show was in a room connected to the hotel's parking garage, immediately across the street from the main hotel entrance.

  • Free copies of the fall 2018 convention edition of The Nor'wester were available.

  • There was a collector exhibit area, 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 2018 exhibit results.

  • There was 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 (for 2017).

Young Numismatist/Family Programs

In addition to Boy and Girl Scout clinics, there was also a general public and youth and family activities table inside the show (sometimes known as the "WCC-PNNA Kid's Educational Zone") which provided youth, families and non-collectors with free hobby information and educational materials.

Activities available, coordinated by ANA Past President Walter Ostromecki, included:
(Note this list was for 2017; 2018 activities were similar.)

  • Youth and families could 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. Was available both Saturday and Sunday (all day during show hours).
  • A World Currency Country-Banknote match, where youth could 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 could go away with up to 40 different quarters!
  • Treasures In Your Pocket. The ANA hands-on discovery program where youngsters could discover and go away with several mint error coins. This activity takes about an hour to complete.

2018 Fall Convention Report

No other report available.

During the Saturday evening open PNNA board meeting and dinner, exhibit chair Eric Holcomb announced the competitive exhibit winners. (See the exhibit results.)

Next year's convention will be held Nov. 1-3, 2019.

Local Host Club: Willamette Coin Club website.