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OCTOBER 19-21, 2018
WILLAMETTE COIN CLUB/

PACIFIC NORTHWEST
NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION
14TH ANNUAL FALL CONVENTION

DoubleTree Lloyd Center Hotel
1000 NE Multnomah Street
Portland, OR 97232
 
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WCC / PNNA Fall Convention

It's Over - We'll see you again next year in Portland - November 1-3, 2019.

Convention Dates/Times:

  • Dealer/exhibitor set up:
    Early Bird entry also available all days:

    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.

Seminar

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 & show features:

  • 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. See the driving directions.

  • In addition to the main convention hotel, the DoubleTree Lloyd Center Hotel, there are numerous other hotels within a reasonable distance. See below for detailed DoubleTree Hotel reservation information.

  • Admission $2.00 per day. Children under 12 are free.

  • "Early Bird" admission available for a $25 fee, and is good for all three days, however there is no discount if purchased after Friday. (See above for hours.)

  • Parking garage available at the DoubleTree. The show is in a room connected to the garage, immediately across the street from the main hotel entrance.

  • Free paper copies of the fall convention edition of The Nor'wester will be available, along with plastic bags. See the fall 2018 edition.

  • There is a collector exhibit area, normally 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 is 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).

Dealer Information

Young Numismatist/Family Programs

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

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

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

Fall Convention Info by Ed Fischer, General Chairman

The Fall PNNA/WCC is one hot tamale in regional coin shows. In the last three weeks I have forwarded three table requests to our bourse chair. All from out-of-state or cross-country dealers. This, on top of the non-local regular vendors, gives the collector more variety to choose from. Add this to the great selection our local dealers can bring, and you can find just about anything. We are truly blessed in the numismatic community. The floor will be full!

Look for your “good luck” elongated cent. The design comes from the concepts of Daniel Wells, WCC Vice President. We are always looking for next year’s design and gladly accept input. Who knows, you may have your concept immortalized. All elongated cents are given away free to everyone who attends.

The show will open on Friday for those willing to pay the early bird price while dealers are setting up. Bourse floor is located at the DoubleTree Lloyd Center. On Saturday and Sunday, the bourse opens at 10 a.m. Early bird opportunities will be offered at $25 all three days. Please see above for details on the show hours.

Education is the foundation of any healthy coin club and Portland is no exception. Ask any volunteer at the show or meeting and you can be directed to someone who is an expert in that area. And don’t forget those just starting. Sometimes getting the info to the newbie will help them avoid the pitfalls we fell into as beginners.

Walter Ostromecki, ANA past president and board member, will be in attendance. As usual, he will operate the Young Numismatist (YN) scavenger hunt, with collectables and coins for beginners and young collectors. Walt always has great tales and insights for collectors of all ages. Stop and say hi!

In recent years the Willamette Coin Club has been instilled with new leadership. Some of the newer developments are the move to the Portland Chess Club building, new faces in leadership, creation of our nonprofit status and recently, a new website. All very exciting! The new website is now https://pdxcoinclub.org. Check it out. It will be expanding over the next year and the club is accepting articles and videos.

Hope to see you there. For additional questions, email me at edoregon@comcast.net, or call 503-507-6721.

Hotel info – DoubleTree Lloyd Center Hotel, 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, OR 97232. In-House Reservations: Guests can make reservations by calling the hotel directly at 503-281-6111 and asking for in-house reservations. The reservations department is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. DoubleTree by Hilton Central Reservations Office: Guests can make reservations by phone 24/7 through the central reservations office by calling toll free 1 (800) 996-0510. Request Group: PNNA.

General Chairman: Ed Fischer. For more information, please contact Ed by email or phone at 503-507-6721.

Bourse Chairman: Scott Loos (link to PNNA officers page).

Local Host Club: Willamette Coin Club website.

Past fall convention reports: 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | List of all fall reports