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.

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

Conventions & Special Events

See the completed events page for earlier events and newsletters.

Upcoming/Recent Events Summary

The Boeing Employee’s Coin Show was held January 20-21, 2024, in Kent, Washington. Although this is not a PNNA-sponsored event, it is one of the larger shows in the Northwest, and the PNNA may participate in Scouting or other programs at the show, as well as have a board meeting.

The 1st Quarter 2024 edition of The Nor’wester (see blog post) contains information about PNNA awards and scholarships for 2024 or see below for information about Summer Seminar. Apply for a PNNA adult or YN scholarship by February 29, 2024.

The ANA NATIONAL MONEY SHOW® is scheduled for March 14-16, 2024, at the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

PNNA 2nd Quarter 2024 Banner

This Year’s Convention: 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/.

National Coin Week
April 21-27, 2024. This will be the 101st NCW (100th anniversary), and the theme is “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. Apply for a PNNA adult or YN scholarship by February 29, 2024.

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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