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APRIL 21-23, 2006

Tukwila Community Center
12424 42nd Ave. So., Tukwila, WA

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PNNA Spring Convention Report - 2006

Friday April 21

The biggest annual coin show in the Pacific Northwest, sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association (PNNA), opened today at the Tukwila Community Center, with rainy weather in the morning turning to fair weather later in the day. Attendance was high for a Friday – perhaps reflecting the current strong coin market with silver and gold at their highest levels in about 25 years.

Saturday April 22

The PNNA convention was in full swing on Saturday with excellent turnout on the bourse floor combined with a full day of educational programs and meetings. Even the warm sunny weather experienced on Saturday and Sunday couldn't keep serious collectors away!

  • Dr. Richard Doty, curator of coins at the Smithsonian, delivered the keynote address, Taking Treasures on the Road: The Smithsonian’s BACK. His article on this subject also appears in The Nor'wester.

  • Juniors on the bourse floor were excited to have the opportunity to complete a set of numismatic items as part of the Young Numismatist (YN) "Treasure Trivia" game. Participation was excellent (over 100) again this year!

  • Phil Lockwood from the Willamette Coin Club was announced as the winner of the Nina Nystrom Memorial Goodwill Ambassador Award by PNNA president Larry Gaye, and Larry Gaye himself was surprised and pleased to receive the Bob Everett Memorial Award.

  • Winners of the judged collector exhibits were announced. There were six competitive exhibits this year, plus Joe Boling's non-competitive "Roadkill" display!


PNNA 2006 Spring Convention Photos

Dr. Richard Doty, senior curator of coins at the Smithsonian, delivers the keynote address, Taking Treasures on the Road: The Smithsonian’s BACK. A memorial to Mary Cushing and Marge Farnam. Also see the PNNA Memorial Page.
Convention Chairman Richard Billings presents a speaker award to Art Fitts, whose topic was Coins of Crisis – Revolution and war necessitated unusual expedients during the reign of George III, 1760-1820
The slide at right shows an example of a counterstamped coin.
ANA Governor Prue Fitts receives a speaker award from Richard Billings. Her topic was Coins and Commerce along the Silk Road, 5th to 7th Centuries C.E.
The slide at right shows a map of the Silk Road from the Middle East to China.
PNNA president Larry Gaye (right) receives the Bob Everett Memorial Award check from PNNA treasurer Joseph Boling (left). Moneyer Greg Franck-Weiby strikes souvenir "tokens" on a small screw press, similar to those used 200 years ago. Also see below.

PNNA Spring Convention Report - 2006 (cont.)

Sunday April 23

The highly successful 2006 PNNA convention concluded today in Tukwila, with fairly good attendance even with the weather turned warm and sunny (three years in a row!). Total convention paid attendance was the highest in several years, and just about everyone seemed to be satisfied. The PNNA was pleased to announce that the association's annual convention would again be held at the Tukwila Community Center the weekend of April 13-15, 2007.

PNNA 2006 Token Design

The PNNA was pleased to once again offer custom designed and struck “tokens” for its annual convention in Tukwila, Washington, April 21-23, 2006.

The following token sets were available on a pre-order basis:

  • Four-token set (gold, silver, copper and pewter) for $100.00

  • Three-token set (silver, copper and pewter) for $15.00.

Both versions were housed in Airtite holders and collector boxes. Pewter strikes were given to collectors attending the show, with paid admission.