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.
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.
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Conventions & Special Events
Upcoming Event Summary
Washington State (Puyallup) Fair – Official Fair website.
The Washington State (Puyallup) Fair began Labor Day weekend, and runs until Sept. 26. We hope to see you at the Fair!
PNNA activities at the Fair are taking place in the Hobby Hall (in the Pavilion), for nine specific two- to five-hour presentations only (NOT the entire Fair as in the past). The PNNA schedule, which concludes on Sept. 23, 25 & 26, is summarized on the Event Calendar. See the PNNA Fair page for more information.
Due to uncertainties about this year’s Fair, the PNNA did not produce a special edition of The Nor’wester for the Fair. Instead, the 3rd Quarter 2021 edition of The Nor’wester is a smaller 8-page color edition, and extra paper copies are not available. Members subscribed to paper copies should have received their copies by about August 12.
National Events (completed):
ANA World’s Fair of Money
August 10-14, 2021 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont (Chicago), Ill.
Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association
16th Annual Fall Coin Show, Tukwila, WA
October 8-10, 2021
All previous PNNA fall coin shows were in Portland. This is the first PNNA Tukwila fall coin show!
Willamette Coin Club
Portland Coin Show (23rd Annual), Portland, OR
November 12-14, 2021 (with the first day for setup)
Both 2021 fall shows are still scheduled to take place, with certain health precautions, at this time. Any changes will be posted to this website.
The next Boeing Employee’s Coin Show is scheduled for 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.
PNNA Convention (71st Annual)
The convention is scheduled for 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.
Completed Event Summary
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.com, 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
ANA member number C-1000037 (old ANA Life Club #37)
The PNNA suggests that you also visit the American Numismatic Association site.
Did you really want the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association? — They’re pnna.com, we’re pnna.org!