Introducing 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.

The Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association (PNNA) is a regional organization for numismatists — persons who study, collect, or deal with coins, paper money, tokens and medals. The PNNA is proud to present pnna.org, our home on the World Wide Web! This site is updated frequently to bring you accurate and up-to-date information about numismatics in the Pacific Northwest. PNNA members are also available to help answer your questions about numismatics. Please don’t hesitate to ask us a question or to contribute information for possible use on this site! The PNNA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation registered in the State of Oregon.

The PNNA is the recipient of an Exemplary Service Award from the American Numismatic Association, bestowed in 2015.

Conventions & Special Events

PNNA Memorabilia Wanted

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

Upcoming Event Summary

The PNNA Spring Convention in Tukwila was cancelled due to virus concerns. See below, or see the spring event page.

2nd Quarter – Spring Coin Show

The Nor'wester cover - 2nd Q 2020
2nd Q 2020 edition of The Nor’wester – PDF file available!

Thanks to Heritage Auctions, ANACS and other advertisers for sponsoring this edition. See the back cover for special mail-in ANACS submission forms. See the center spread for info about Heritage April auctions moved to Dallas. This edition was mailed on April 2 to members subscribed to paper copies.

PNNA Election – Ballots for the 2020-2022 term of office were emailed to members with an online subscription; and mailed along with the newsletter to members who receive paper copies. Ballots were due April 11, and the results have been announced. See the PNNA Officers and Directors (Board of Directors) page.

CANCELLED due to low registration!
Counterfeit Detection Seminar: Classic Fakes & Chinese-made Counterfeits
Was scheduled for April 15-16, 2020 in Tukwila, WA

CANCELLED due to virus concerns!
PNNA Convention (71st Annual)
Was scheduled for April 17-19, 2020 in Tukwila, WA
PNNA shows normally feature a large active bourse, exhibits, numismatic theater and club meetings, and a popular young numismatist (YN) program. We have a new fall show scheduled, and hope to see you then!

Other 2nd Q 2020 Events: (also see calendar for local events)
ANA National Coin Week
April 19-25, 2020 Theme: “Remarkable Women: Catalysts of Change.” See PNNA NCW award information.

CANCELLED due to virus concerns!
ANA Summer Seminar
June 27-July 9, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

3rd Quarter – Washington State Fair

The next Washington State (Puyallup) Fair is scheduled for Sept. 4-27, 2020. The PNNA had a booth at the 2019 Fair from Sept. 11-22, 2019.

Due to changes at the Fair, the PNNA only had a display and info table from September 11 to 22, 2019, and the display was in the Pavilion. We plan to return to being at the entire Fair in 2020.

PNNA Fair sign-ups for 2020 have begun! See the schedule, and contact Rick Schulz (ph. 253-318-4205, email richardf53@yahoo.com) to volunteer.

3rd Q 2019 The Nor'wester cover
3rd Q 2019 Washington State Fair edition of The Nor’wester.

FREE paper copies were available at the Fair.
See the PNNA Fair page for more information.

Other 3rd Q 2020 Events: (also see calendar for local events)
ANA World’s Fair of Money
August 4-8, 2020 in Pittsburgh, PA

4th Quarter – Fall Coin Show

Beginning in 2020, there will be separate fall shows in Seattle (Tukwila) and Portland, with the PNNA sponsoring the Tukwila show (Sept. 25-27, 2020) and the WCC sponsoring the Portland show (Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2020). See the linked fall coin show page for updates.

Last year’s fall show was held November 1-3, 2019 in Portland.
See show report/photos.

Understanding Exonumia Workshop was held on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Would you like to see a similar workshop again in the Northwest? – Please let us know.

4th Q 2019 The Nor'wester cover
4th Q 2019 Fall Convention edition of The Nor’wester.

Thanks to Heritage Auctions, ANACS and other advertisers for sponsoring this edition. Free paper copies were available at the convention.

1st Quarter 2021 – Boeing Employees’ Coin Show

Boeing Employees’ Coin Show
The next show is scheduled for Jan. 16-17, 2021 in Kent, Wash.
The PNNA 1st Quarter 2021 edition of The Nor’wester will be a special edition for this show.

Other 1st Q 2021 Events: (also see calendar for local events)
ANA National Money Show. Scheduled for Mar. 11-13, 2021 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Ariz.

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

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

Classics! Revisit some articles and galleries from the past, recently reformatted as PDF files:
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? 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.

We will run this program for a year with reminders in each issue of The Nor’wester. If after the first year there is still interest in the program, it will be continued. Once no more want lists are received for a period of time the program will be discontinued. So, put together your lists and send them as soon as possible. This may be your last opportunity to fill in your set!

Note: The medal pictured above is the statewide medal, however this program is primarily intended for the county medals, of which few people have a complete set.

In Memoriam – We regret to announce the death in September 2018 of longtime PNNA Honorary Life Member and former editor Del Cushing. See the 2018 news page for more details.

New 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.

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.

All 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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