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.

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

Conventions & Special Events

We’re expecting another great year in 2023 with more return to action!
See the completed events page for 2022 and 1Q 2023 events and newsletters.

Upcoming Events Summary

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The Nor'wester cover - 2nd Quarter 2023
The Nor’wester cover – 2nd Quarter 2023

We’ve released the 2nd Q 2023 edition of The Nor’wester with a feature article by Tom Sparks about the amazing Bissell short snorter, which was on display at the ANA NMS in Phoenix in early March! Free paper copies will be available at the PNNA Convention. Copies were mailed on 3/20 to PNNA members subscribed to paper copies.

Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association
PNNA Convention and Spring Coin Show (72nd Annual)
April 14-16, 2023 in Tukwila, WA

The PNNA convention is the oldest and biggest annual coin show in the Pacific Northwest. PNNA shows normally feature a large active bourse, exhibits, numismatic theater and club meetings, and a popular young numismatist (YN) program. Check back for more information as the show approaches.

National Coin Week
April 16-22, 2023. This will be the 100th NCW, and the theme is “Our Money, Our Heritage, Our America.”

ANA Summer Seminar
This year’s seminar is June 17-29, 2023 in Colorado Springs, CO. Summer Seminar was cancelled for 2020-2021, but returned in 2022. Each year’s seminar has two one-week sessions. A course catalog is available online.

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

Washington State (Puyallup) Fair
This year’s Fair will run from September 1-24 (Open Labor Day Weekend but Closed Tuesdays & Sept. 6 (Wednesday)). PNNA activites will be announced and posted on the PNNA Fair webpage.

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This year’s PNNA fall coin show has been scheduled for October 6-8, 2023 in Tukwila. More information will be posted, however, most show details are expected to be similar to the 2022 show.

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!

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Updated 3/20/2023 by J. Eric Holcomb, PNNA Webmaster.
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