Introducing the PNNA
Serving Numismatics in the Northwest since 1940.
ANA Exemplary Service Award recipient – 2015.
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.
Conventions & Special Events
Upcoming Event Summary
See the calendar for more events including local coin shows.
Boeing Employees’ Coin Show
The show was scheduled for Jan. 16-17, 2021 in Kent, Wash.
The Nor’wester is here! – Although the 2021 Boeing Employees’ Coin Show has been cancelled, the PNNA is still publishing the 1st Quarter 2021 edition of The Nor’wester, with an article pertaining to “numismatic show & tell,” including items which would normally be shown to Scouts at the Boeing show. There are also good ads in this edition from ANACS, West Coast Coins and Jeff Shevlin, so please have a look! Paper copies were mailed to subscribers on Jan. 7.
Note: we have been advised that Jeff Shevlin will accept orders for his Wilson Dollar 100-Year Anniversary Medals, as advertised in The Nor’wester, until Jan. 24, for a final striking on Jan. 25.
ANA National Money Show. Was scheduled for Mar. 11-13, 2021 at the Phoenix Conv. Center in Phoenix, Ariz.
PNNA Convention/Spring Coin Show (72nd Annual)
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.
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.
ANA World’s Fair of Money
August 10-14, 2021 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont (Chicago), Ill.
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.
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? 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 email@example.com. 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.
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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!