Introducing the PNNA

Serving Numismatics in the Northwest since 1940.
ANA Exemplary Service Award recipient – 2015.

The Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association (PNNA) is a nonprofit regional organization for numismatists — persons who study, collect, or deal with coins, paper money, tokens and medals. Please see the info page for more information about the PNNA.

New to the hobby? – See the ANA Coin Collecting & Numismatic Tools webpage. Also see the reference page for links to the ANA eLearning Academy and other resources.

Welcome to the new mobile-friendly PNNA website built with WordPress. Some linked pages will remain “legacy” pages on the old website for now. An alternative menu page is provided in case the main menu at the top of each page doesn’t work correctly.

Please consider doing business with one of our sponsors, all of whom are PNNA members. Hover over business card image to stop automatic scrolling, or visit the sponsor page.

The Roamin Roman, Inc.
NW Plaza Coins
Forum Ancient Coins
Cascade Coins
Lacey Rare Coins
Mark Gruner
In God We Trust Coins and Currency
Ancient Artifact LLC
Scott Loos
John Drummey
Gamble Bay Coins
West Coast Coins
Vancouver Rare Coins
Nova Online, Inc.
Tom Sheehan
Coins Unlimited
A Coin Shop, LLC

Conventions & Special Events

Upcoming Event Summary

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The Boeing Employee’s Coin Show in Kent, Washington, was held January 15-16, 2022. Although this show is not a PNNA-sponsored event, it is one of the largest shows in the Northwest, and the PNNA often produces a special edition newsletter for this event, and may also participate in Scouting or other programs at the show.

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The Nor’wester  – The PNNA published the 1st Quarter 2022 edition of The Nor’wester, with a couple of interesting articles, including one pertaining to American Legion School Award Medals. There are ads in this edition from ANACS, West Coast Coins and other local dealers, so please have a look! Paper copies were mailed to subscribers on or about Jan. 2, 2022. Free paper copies were available at the BECC coin show.

PNNA scholarship applications for ANA Summer Seminar are due February 15. Get the scholarship application.

The ANA NATIONAL MONEY SHOW is scheduled for March 10-12, 2022 at the Broadmoor Resort, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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PNNA Convention (71st Annual), Tukwila, WA
April 8-10, 2022

PNNA shows normally feature a large active bourse, exhibits, numismatic theater and club meetings, and a popular young numismatist (YN) program, however some activities have been cancelled for this show – see the linked webpage above for details.

See the Facebook event page for the spring convention in Tukwila.

ANA National Coin Week is scheduled for April 17-23, 2022. The theme is “Dynamic Designs, Artistic Masterpieces.” Also see the PNNA’s NCW club award page.

ANA Summer Seminar is scheduled for June 18-30, 2022 in Colorado Springs, CO. Summer Seminar was cancelled for 2020-2021, but returns in 2022. The seminar has two one-week sessions. A course catalog is available online.

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The next Washington State Fair in Puyallup is scheduled for Sept. 2-25, 2022. See the PNNA Fair webpage. The amount of participation by the PNNA in this year’s Fair has yet to be determined.

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Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association
17th Annual Fall Coin Show, Tukwila, WA
October 7-9, 2022

This will be the second PNNA Tukwila fall coin show!

Completed Event Summary

To save space on this homepage, the completed events summary has been moved to a separate page under “Events.”

Other News Summary

PNNA Memorabilia Wanted!
The PNNA has issued souvenirs for many of its past conventions. See the memorabilia catalog. Marty Shallow (A Coin Shop, LLC) purchased a major collection of PNNA and Washington State club memorabilia, and has a want list for more items.

Greetings from the PNNA!
See recent PNNA President’s messages.

Classics! Revisit some articles and galleries from the past, recently reformatted as PDF files:
ANA Conventions and Shows in Portland, Ore. – 1998 to 2015
Ancient coins (compilation of articles) by Joseph Kleinman.
Numismatic Remembrance of National Tragedies.
1959 Oregon Centennial Tokens (Introduction to) by Katie Reinders.
United States Colonials – A Picture Gallery
Washington State Quarter Design Contest (held 2002-2005).

Washington State Centennial Medal
Washington State Centennial Medal

Are you looking to fill in holes in your Washington State Centennial Medal collection (including especially the county medals not pictured above)? The PNNA has no more medallions to hand out at its shows, so if you still want to complete a set, you will need to trade with other collectors who may have duplicates. To facilitate this, we have established a way to get those with extra medals together with those with holes in their collection.

A clearing agent has been established. To take advantage of this program, simply email a list of the medals you need and a list of extra medals you’re willing to trade, to centennialmedals@pnna.org. Our clearing agent will notify you of any matches, so that you can make arrangements to get together. This is first-come, first-serve. The first person to get their list in will receive the first medals available.

Logo! The PNNA logo shown on this website was approved by the board on July 23, 2016. Thanks to Tim Garcia for designing this logo, based on the 75th anniversary medal design by Thomas D. Rogers.

Previous news summaries from the website are now available by decade and year under the “News” menu.

News Blog

On behalf of all PNNA officers, committees and members, I would like to welcome you to the PNNA blog, which allows the association’s officers and other designated persons to communicate directly with our web audience about PNNA news, activities and other items of interest. Please feel free to contact the PNNA, email info@pnna.org, with your comments and suggestions.

Blog posts will appear on the main blog page (older posts may be archived by month and year). To display only blog entries in a specific category (such as “Club messages”), click on that category in the sidebar or at the top/bottom of the page.

– Eric Holcomb, PNNA webmaster

Website Info

ANA member number C-1000037 (old ANA Life Club #37)
The PNNA suggests that you also visit the American Numismatic Association site.

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