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This page provides a summary of news headlines appearing on the PNNA home page.

December 11 – New coin club named! The new coin club meeting at the Tukwila Community Center (the same location as the PNNA spring convention) now has a name – the South King County Coin Club. Interested collectors are invited to attend 2006 meetings on the second Thursday of each month. See the PNNA club page.

December 4 – Happy Holidays! – The PNNA would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season this year. While you're doing your holiday shopping, why not consider a numismatic gift for someone on your list this year? Possible sources include local coin clubs, coin shows and coin dealers, online auctions such as eBay, and the U.S. Mint.
(See the PNNA links page for some of these.)

December 4 – Material Needed for Nor'wester — Editor Eric Holcomb needs material by December 15 for the 1st Quarter 2006 edition of the PNNA's quarterly publication, The Nor'wester. Please send news, photos, coin club and event announcements, educational material, etc., for possible publication. Thank You!!

PNNA-Willamette Coin Club 1st Annual Fall Convention & Coin Show was held October 29-30, 2005 in Portland, Oregon. As shown here, $1 and $5 PNNA convention scrip were available in limited quantities with serial numbers, and a special hand-struck metal souvenir was also available.

See some photos of the convention on the Willamette CC web site (then click on the link under "Latest News," 10/31/2005).

October 3 – 4th Quarter Nor'wester — The 4th Quarter 2005 edition of the PNNA's newsletter, The Nor'wester, was recently mailed to all paid members. If you don't receive your copy, please notify the PNNA. See the current local news and the president's message here on the PNNA website. Also see the interesting reports on the 2005 ANA Summer Seminar written by PNNA scholarship recipients Janna Silverstein and Matthew Crane!

September 23 – In Memoriam: Jim Payne, 1926-2005 – See PNNA memorial page.

September-October – Puyallup Fair – September 9-25 – The PNNA sponsored the annual coin exhibit in the Hobby Hall, with assistance from several local coin clubs. We had handouts including magazine copies, event calendars, a coin club list, wooden nickels and coins for junior collectors! No volunteer is knowledgeable about all aspects of numismatics – if your question wasn't answered or if you were unable to attend the Fair, please e-mail your question to, and it will be directed to a local expert for a response. We look forward to "doing the Puyallup" again next year!

August 14-21 – Show Calendar / Club updates needed! — The PNNA distributes an information sheet at the Puyallup Fair which lists local coin shows on one side and local coin clubs on the other side. Please check the calendar and club list on this web site — if the listings aren't correct there; they won't be correct at the Fair! Submit additions and revisions to Eric Holcomb as soon as possible!

July/August – ANA Convention – The American Numismatic Association's annual World’s Fair of Moneyฎ was held July 27-31 at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco, California. See a a brief report and photos.

July 17 – Rare Canadian coin set to be auctioned this week – The only privately held Colonial British Columbia $10 and $20 silver and gold coin set was offered at auction on July 22nd. Please see newsletter #67 at for details (then click on "New Newsletters").

July 1 – Washington State accepting quarter design ideas in writing – Only essays of 100 words or less will be accepted. Your essay should say what image you would like to see on the quarter (scheduled for release in 2007), and its significance to Washington. The U.S. Mint will create designs from the winning entries (maximum of 5), and the final selection process will take place in April of 2006. Submit entries online at, or by mail to the Washington State Arts Commission, PO Box 42675, Olympia, WA 98504. Entries must be received by July 30. The Oregon quarter has already been released. See the story by PNNA President Larry Gaye in the President's Message.

June 27 – Nor'wester in the Mail — The 3rd Quarter 2005 edition of the PNNA's quarterly publication, The Nor'wester, was in the mail on Monday June 27. Some content is on this website – see the newsletter page.

June 26 – ANA Summer Seminar began June 25 – This popular event, featuring a wide range of week-long numismatic-related courses, began with its first of two sessions on June 25 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. If you're not going this year, why not consider planning for next year? The PNNA also offers two scholarships each year to attend this event (also see below).

May 26 – See the "Design a Quarter" contest winner.

May 15 – See article describing the souvenir "token" design.

May 1 – PNNA Convention a success!! 2005 PNNA Convention in Tukwila – The convention was held the weekend of April 29-30 and May 1, and attendance was excellent, over 1,200 people. See the 2005 convention report with photos.


March 31 – Boling wins Everett Memorial Award – PNNA secretary/treasurer Joseph Boling was unanimously selected as the 2005 winner of this award. See the local news page and the Everett award page.