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.

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

Conventions & Special Events

Upcoming Event Summary

See the calendar for more events including local coin shows.

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The Nor'wester cover - 2nd Quarter 2021
The Nor’wester cover – 2nd Quarter 2021

PNNA Convention/Spring Coin Show
Tukwila, Washington
The convention was scheduled for April 9-11, 2021.
PNNA shows feature a large active bourse, exhibits, numismatic theater and club meetings, and a popular young numismatist (YN) program.

Due to the spring coin show cancellation, the 2nd Quarter 2021 edition of The Nor’wester is a smaller 12-page color edition, and extra paper copies are not available. Members subscribed to paper copies should have received their copies by about April 10. Thanks to ANACS and Heritage Auctions for advertising in this edition, along with West Coast Coins, a couple other local dealers, and an Idaho coin show which was held the same weekend (April 10-11) as the PNNA show was originally scheduled.

National Events:
ANA National Coin Week
April 18-24, 2021. Theme: “Money, Big & BOLD,” inspired by the celebration of the Morgan, Peace and Eisenhower dollars. See PNNA NCW award information.

ANA Summer Seminar
Was scheduled for June 19-July 1, 2021. Free eLearning courses will be available instead. See the ANA events page.

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The next Washington State (Puyallup) Fair is scheduled for Sept. 3-26, 2021. We hope to see you at the Fair!
See the PNNA Fair page for more information, including the current volunteer schedule and how to sign up.

National Events:
ANA World’s Fair of Money
August 10-14, 2021 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont (Chicago), Ill.

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The next (actually, the first) PNNA Tukwila fall coin show is scheduled for Oct. 8-10, 2021. The WCC/Portland fall coin show is scheduled for Nov. 12-14, 2021. Both shows are “go” at this time. Check back for updates.

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.

Did you really want the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association? — They’re pnna.com, we’re pnna.org!

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Updated 4/25/2021 by J. Eric Holcomb, PNNA Webmaster.
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