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, or send inquiries to info@pnna.org. Thank You!

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. An alternative menu page is provided in case the main menu at the top of each page doesn’t work correctly.

The PNNA’s PDF files are stored separately from WordPress. To search for content in these PDF files, use the Google™ custom search page.

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 for fixed images and links.

The Coin Guy (Alan Franke)
West Coast Coins
Dustin Cundiff (Gamble Bay)
Ancient Artifact LLC
The Roamin' Roman
A Coin Shop, LLC
Forum Ancient Coins
John Drummey
Dennis Reed (Lacey Rare Coins)
Lizzy's Jewelry
NW Plaza Coins
In God We Trust Coins and Currency
Jeff Shevlin
Nova Online, Inc.
Vancouver Rare Coins
Scott Manley (Cascade Coins)
Mark Gruner
Scott & Lisa Loos
Coins Unlimited

Conventions & Special Events

See the completed events page for earlier events and newsletters.

Upcoming Events Summary

PNNA 2nd Quarter 2024 Banner

COMPLETE – Thank you for attending!
PNNA Convention and Spring Coin Show (73rd Annual) Tukwila, Washington – April 12-14, 2024. For full show information, please see the event page at https://www.pnna.org/wp/events/spring/. See the dealer list for the 2024 spring coin show in Tukwila.

See the 2024 PNNA Convention Report (with some photos).

The Nor'wester cover - 2nd Quarter 2024
The Nor’wester cover – 2nd Quarter 2024

See the 2nd Q 2024 edition of The Nor’wester with feature articles about silver dollars. Free paper copies were available at the PNNA spring coin show and were mailed on 3/21 to members subscribed to paper copies.

COMPLETENational Coin Week
April 21-27, 2024. This was the 101st NCW (100th anniversary), and the theme was “A Hobby for a Changing World – 100 Years and Counting.”

ANA Summer Seminar
This year’s seminar is scheduled for June 16-26, 2024, in Colorado Springs, CO. Each year’s seminar has two four-day (Sunday-Wednesday) class sessions. A course catalog is available online from the ANA. The PNNA scholarship deadlines have passed – please consider applying in 2025.

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World’s Fair of Money® (ANA anniversary convention)
This year’s convention is scheduled for August 6-10, 2024, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont (Chicago), Ill.

Washington State (Puyallup) Fair
We hope you have the opportunity to attend and visit the PNNA display in the Hobby Hall. This year’s Fair runs from August 30-September 22. See the PNNA Fair webpage or see the 2024 Hobby Hall volunteer schedule. Still have questions or wish to volunteer? Please contact Hobby Hall/Fair coordinator Rick Schulz via email at richardf53@yahoo.com, or by telephone at 253-535-0690. For general numismatic questions, you can also email info@pnna.org.

Completed Event Summary

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

Relive the Memories! (Historical information & reports):
Conventions & Coin Shows | Exhibits | Memorabilia | Newsletters

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

Other News Summary

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

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.

Classics! Revisit articles and galleries from the past, reformatted as PDF files:
Conventions & coin shows: See “Relive the Memories” above.
Other articles:
Ancient coins (compilation of articles) by Joseph Kleinman.
Introduction to Numismatics by Joseph E. Boling.
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 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.

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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Updated 5/19/2024 by J. Eric Holcomb, PNNA Webmaster.
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