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.

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

Conventions & Special Events

Upcoming/Recent Event Summary

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COMPLETE – We hope you could attend!
PNNA Convention & Coin Show (71st Annual)
Tukwila Community Center, Tukwila, WA
April 8-10, 2022

See the Facebook event page for the spring convention (and coin show) in Tukwila.

See the dealer list for the spring coin show in Tukwila.

The Nor'wester cover - 2nd Quarter 2022
The Nor’wester cover – 2nd Quarter 2022

The Nor’wester  – The PNNA published the 2nd Quarter 2022 edition of The Nor’wester, with an interesting feature article about starting a quarters collection. There are ads in this edition from ANACS, Heritage, West Coast Coins and other local dealers, so please have a look! Paper copies were mailed to subscribers on 3/24, and free paper copies were available at the PNNA convention.

1962 Seattle World's Fair Official Medal
1962 Seattle World’s Fair Official Medal

60th Anniversary! On April 21, 1962, the city of Seattle opened its very own world’s fair: the Century 21 Exposition. See the full story on the Smithsonian Magazine website.

ANA National Coin Week happened April 17-23, 2022. The theme was “Dynamic Designs, Artistic Masterpieces.” Also see the PNNA’s NCW club award page. Club reports were due by the end of April.

See Penny Press Travels East (to the Coeur d’Alene Coin Club show, May 14-15, 2022) on the PNNA blog.

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 ANA World’s Fair of Money® (anniversary convention) is scheduled for August 16-20, 2022 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont (Chicago), IL.

The Washington State Fair in Puyallup is scheduled for Sept. 2-25, 2022. See the PNNA Fair webpage for information and the current volunteer schedule. The PNNA is planning for full participation in this year’s Fair.

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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! (The first 15 annual fall coin shows were jointly hosted with the WCC in Portland.)

Willamette Coin Club
24th Annual Fall Coin Show, Clackamas, OR
November 12-13, 2022

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The Boeing Employee’s Coin Show in Kent, Washington, is scheduled for January 14-15, 2023. Although this show is not a PNNA-sponsored event, it is one of the largest shows in the Northwest, and the PNNA may participate in Scouting or other programs at the show.

The ANA NATIONAL MONEY SHOW® is scheduled for March 2-4, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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)? See a recent blog post by Rick Schulz for an update on what the PNNA is doing to help you complete your set, or trade medals you may own.

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, with older posts 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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