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. 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 for fixed images and links.

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

Conventions & Special Events

See the completed events page for earlier events and newsletters.

Recent/Upcoming Events Summary

PNNA 3rd Quarter 2023 Banner

The 3rd Q 2023 edition of The Nor’wester is available. This is a short two-page edition but has an updated president’s message and Fair coordinator’s message. The 4th Q fall coin show edition will be 24 pages and in full color again. The 3rd Q edition was mailed to subscribers on July 8.

World’s Fair of Money® (ANA anniversary convention)
This year’s convention was August 8-12, 2023, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Washington State (Puyallup) Fair
In Progress – note Fair is closed on Tuesdays.
This year’s Fair runs from September 1-24. The PNNA expects to be in the Hobby Hall the entire time the Fair is open. Any updates will be announced and posted on the PNNA Fair webpage.

See the 2023 Hobby Hall volunteer schedule.
If you 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.

PNNA 4th Quarter 2023 Banner

This year’s PNNA fall coin show is scheduled for October 6-8, 2023 in Tukwila.

The WCC Portland fall coin show is scheduled for November 4-5, 2023 in Clackamas.

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:
Past spring convention reports:
2001-2019 reports consolidated into a 40-page PDF file.
Past WCC/PNNA fall coin show reports:
2005-2019 reports consolidated into a 23-page PDF file.
Other articles:
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 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.

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

Privacy and data usage policy.
Updated 9/10/2023 by J. Eric Holcomb, PNNA Webmaster.
Inquiries: Please send to info@pnna.org. Thank You!
Web hosting courtesy of DreamHost, Brea, Calif.

Leave a Reply