The PNNA reference section is a collection of useful numismatic information written
by various PNNA members, as well as links to some outside sources of information.
The PNNA board has not reviewed, approved or endorsed this information. Some
of the information represents the opinions of a single individual and should not
necessarily be considered authoritative or comprehensive. You are advised to always obtain two or more opinions (and bids, if applicable)
before taking action such as buying and selling coins when a significant amount
of money is involved.
How to submit material for this section
The PNNA memorabilia catalog! (includes PNNA wooden nickels, medals, tokens and elongated cents)
Introductions to Numismatics:
See Joseph Boling's introduction to numismatics class notes below.
Ancient Numismatics /
More Ancient Coin Stories
Bank Notes of Algeria and Tunisia (as French colonies) by Steve Cox
This is a low-resolution (100 dpi) version. Contact the PNNA for a
higher resolution version.
United States Coins:
United States Colonials - A Picture Gallery
Howard Spindel's Shield Nickel Site
Tokens and Medals:
Token & Medal Page
Information from PNNA Webmaster/Past President
Coin Buying and Selling
Coin Grading and Cleaning
Collecting vs. Investing -
recently (Jan. 2017) updated!
Information from ANA press releases:
Coin Collection Insurance
Coin Conservation Service
ANA Consumer Awareness Page — The ANA has issued an alert about
counterfeit coins, stating that "New counterfeit operations have sprung up
across the world, particularly in China."
ANA Mediation Process
Information from former PNNA Secretary/Treasurer Joseph Boling:
Introduction to numismatics class notes
Information from PNNA Past President Tom Sheehan:
Coin preservation and disposition
Coin investing (out of date, but still worth reading)
Reports on completed educational seminars and events:
Counterfeit Detection Seminar (March 1999)
Speakers and Programs:
PNNA Speakers List
Miscellaneous Articles and Reports:
Numismatic Remembrance of National Tragedies
Willamette Coin Club
original articles by club members
Who were the original Nor'westers?
PNNA Member Web Site Links
Outside Information Sources