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MARCH 17-19, 2017

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

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PNNA Spring Convention Report - 2017

The biggest annual coin show in the Pacific Northwest, sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association (PNNA) and now in its 17th year in Tukwila, was once again a big success, with strong attendance in moderate "almost spring" weather conditions (except for some heavy rain on Friday afternoon and Saturday). Total three-day paid attendance was approximately 1,000 as usual. See the convention dealer list. The photo shows the new PNNA banner in the hallway outside the bourse.

In addition to bourse activity, there were collector exhibits, awards, meetings on Saturday, and a popular Young Numismatists (YN) program.

See 2017 Spring Convention special edition of The Nor'wester online.

  • Some of the award winners are pictured below.

  • 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 strong on Saturday, with the program conducted this year by Boeing Employees' Coin Club President Tony Kalt.

  • A Boy Scout workshop was offered by James Reinders and Tony Kalt, and was well-attended this year, with approximately 30 Scouts.

  • There were nine competitive collector exhibits this year in 20 cases. There was an additional non-competitive exhibit of the PNNA's U.S. type coin collection.

  • There were souvenir elongated coins with a new design, and you could make your own with the PNNA’s “penny press.”

  • The annual PNNA general membership and awards meeting was held on Saturday March 18 after the close of the bourse.

  • See the 3rd Q 2017 edition of The Nor'wester for board and general membership meeting minutes.

Special thanks to Kevin Charboneau for serving as general chairman for the 2017 convention. This was Kevin's fourth convention as chairman, and he did a nice job once again.

The PNNA is pleased to announce that the association's annual convention will again be held at the Tukwila Community Center, March 16-18, 2018.


PNNA 2017 Spring Convention Photos (PNNA Awards)

Tony Kalt (left), PNNA Director and president of the Boeing Employees' Coin Club, received the Bob Everett Memorial Award from PNNA president James Reinders (right). Kevin Charboneau (left) received the Nina Nystrom Memorial Goodwill Ambassador Award from PNNA president James Reinders (right). Kevin is the current PNNA Tukwila convention general chairman.

PNNA presidential awards were presented to (Tow Row L to R) Tukwila/Portland bourse chairman Scott Loos, Tukwila convention chairman & Scout WashJam volunteer Kevin Charboneau, Portland convention chairman Ed Fischer, (Bottom Row L to R) Puyallup Fair chairman & Scout WashJam volunteer Rick Schulz, Scout WashJam volunteer Tony Kalt and Editor/Webmaster/Chief Judge Eric Holcomb.
PNNA literary awards for best club newsletter (2017 for 2016 newsletters) were as follows: 1st place - Boeing Employees' Coin Club; 2nd place - Olympia Coin Club; 3rd place - Salem Numismatic Society. PNNA literary awards for best article in The Nor'wester (2nd Q 2016 - 1st Q 2017) were as follows: 1st Place - "Letters to the Rescue" by Tom Tullis; 2nd Place - "Year 1 C.E.: The Earliest Lifetime Portrait of a Biblical Ruler" by Jean-Philippe Fontanille; 3rd Place - "Dollars - North, Middle and South" by Mark Benvenuto.

Left: Tony Kalt (left) accepts the 1st place best club newsletter award from James Reinders (right) on behalf of the Boeing Employees' Coin Club. Right: Tony Kalt then presents the award to newsletter editor Truus Lagerman at the BECC meeting on March 29.
Tom Tullis (left) accepts the 1st place best article in The Nor'wester award from James Reinders (right). Tom was also the Best-of-Show collector exhibit award winner - See the collector exhibits page for this year.