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APRIL 4-6, 2008
PACIFIC NORTHWEST
NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION
59TH ANNUAL CONVENTION

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

 
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PNNA Spring Convention Report - 2008

The biggest annual coin show in the Pacific Northwest, sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association (PNNA), was once again a major success, with very strong attendance and bourse activity Friday and Saturday, along with exhibits, awards, numismatic theater programs on Saturday, and a popular Young Numismatists (YN) program. There was some typical spring rain on opening day, but is wasn't enough to keep collectors away!

  • Two of the numismatic theater presenters are pictured below. Thanks to Dave Schmidt for filling in for Jeff Shevlin, who was originally scheduled to give the talk on So-Called Dollars.

  • 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 Hunt" game. Participation was excellent again this year!

  • PNNA Treasurer and Bourse Chairman Scott Loos was surprised and pleased to receive the Bob Everett Memorial Award. This award was presented by PNNA president Larry Gaye, who also made a presidential award to longtime PNNA volunteers Kathy and Larry Rowe.

  • There were several competitive collector exhibits this year, plus a few interesting non-competitive exhibits.

  • New PNNA officers were installed at the general membership meeting Saturday evening.

  • Attendees once again received custom designed and struck pewter "tokens" while supplies lasted!

Total paid attendance of the highly successful 2008 PNNA convention was estimated at well over 1,000 (probably about as high as in other recent 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 17-19, 2009.

2008 PNNA Convention Report by Bourse Chairman Scott Loos – The PNNA completed its 59th annual convention the weekend of April 4-6, 2008. Over 1,000 collectors explored the expanded bourse over the three day span, sorting through the inventories of the local, regional and national dealers. ANA Governor Walt Ostromecki was again in attendance, running close to 100 kids through the YN treasure hunt. The Numismatic Theater featured four speakers – we thank them for taking the time to provide interesting and informative talks. Eric Holcomb presented Numismatic Washingtonia (Items depicting George Washington); Dave Schmidt talked about So-Called Dollars; Anthony Kim spoke on National Commemorative Medals Issued between 1940 and 1982; and Buell Ish presided over the Colonial Coin Collector’s Club meeting. The exhibit area moved across the hall this year and featured some very interesting exhibits (Thank you, Del!!). Special thanks go out to the King County Coin Club for all of their hard work as host club for the event, Mike Pepka and the Boeing Employees Coin Club for their work on getting all of the material put together for the Youth Treasure Hunt, and all of the volunteers that gave their time and effort to help make the event a success. Work has already begun on our 60th anniversary show – we look forward to seeing all of you the weekend of April 17-19, 2009!!

 

PNNA 2008 Spring Convention Photos

Dave Schmidt filled in for Jeff Shevlin, giving an introductory talk on the popular subject of So-Called Dollars. Anthony Kim gave an interesting talk on National Commemorative Medals Issued Between 1940 and 1982.
Scott Loos was surprised and pleased to receive the Bob Everett Memorial Award. Moneyer Greg Franck-Weiby once again strikes souvenir "tokens" on a small screw press, similar to those used 200 years ago. This year, the colonial style wool coat was new!