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Penny Press Travels East

In the past ten years I have traveled with the PNNA’s penny press to club shows up and down the I-5 corridor. Not once in all that time has the penny press made it over the Cascades – until now. Thanks to the efforts of Alan Franke, the press and I were invited to the Coeur d’Alene Coin Club show, May 14-15, 2022. Alan also arranged to have a die picturing the club logo made and available when I got there. The show was a big success and was well attended. I cranked out around 250 elongated cents during the two-day show.

I’d like to thank Alan for his efforts as well as Coeur d’Alene Coin Club president Steve Harvie and other CDACC members in attendance for the very warm welcome they gave me and the press throughout the weekend.  I look forward to coming back to future shows. – Rick Schulz.

PNNA Penny Press at Coeur d'Alene 2022 coin show
PNNA Penny Press at Coeur d’Alene 2022 coin show

In the photo above, taken by Rick Schulz:
Back row (standing behind, left to right): Don Mayberry, Richard Price, Alan Franke, Ron Hagen. Middle row: Chris Quagliana, Amy Knight, Terrall Pritts, Stephen Harvie. Front row (seated): Logan Knight, Michael Lind.

Elongated cent for Coeur d'Alene Coin Club show
Elongated cent for Coeur d’Alene Coin Club show
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Washington State Centennial Medals

Washington State Centennial Medal
Washington State Centennial Medal

In the autumn of 2019, the PNNA gave away the last of its hoard of Washington State Centennial Medals. It soon became apparent that a lot of folks had put together collections that fell a few pieces short of completion. [The complete set includes the state medal depicted above plus medals for each county.] To help people in this situation we established a clearing agent that would help connect those with extra medals with those who needed medals. This program was announced in the 2020 first-quarter issue of The Nor’wester. After a few logistical issues were resolved it looked like the program would be a success. Then the coronavirus struck and a lot of things were put on the back burner. Now it’s time to revive the Medals Clearing Agent program.

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 centennialmedals@pnna.org. PNNA board member Tony Kalt, our clearing agent, will notify you of any matches, so that you can make arrangements to get together (perhaps at a major coin show). This is first-come, first-serve. The first person to get their list in will receive the first medals available. We will run this program for a year with reminders in each issue of The Nor’wester. If there is still interest in the program after a year has passed, it will be continued. Once no additional want lists are received for a period of time the program will be discontinued. So, put together your lists and send them as soon as possible. This may be your last opportunity to fill in your set! – Update by Rick Schulz.

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PNNA 2nd Q 2022 edition of The Nor’wester

The 2nd Quarter 2022 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at https://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2022_Q2.pdf.

We’re pleased that this is once again the spring convention special edition, with 16 total pages, including 8 in color. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • PNNA President’s message by VP Rick Schulz, filling in for Ed Fischer.
  • PNNA convention welcome message by Kevin Charboneau.
  • An interesting feature article, “Time to Start a Quarters Collection?” by Mark Benvenuto.
  • ANA/PNNA news, including about National Coin Week, April 17-23.
  • A photo gallery of Conder Tokens, as an incentive to consider applying for the PNNA’s new McKivor Memorial Scholarship to attend the British Token Congress in England this fall.
  • Advertisements by ANACS, Heritage Auctions, Renton Coin Shop, West Coast Coins and other local dealers.

Back issues of The Nor’wester are also available at https://www.pnna.org/wp/news/the-norwester/norwester-online/. Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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PNNA 1st Q 2022 Nor’wester Boeing Employees’ Coin Show edition

The 1st Quarter 2022 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at https://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2022_Q1.pdf. This is a 16-page coin show special edition with eight color pages, similar to other special editions that have been published in recent years. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Information about the upcoming BECC annual coin show in Kent, Wash. (Jan. 15-16).
  • Information about the new PNNA mobile-friendly website powered by WordPress.
  • PNNA President’s message by Ed Fischer.
  • Two interesting feature articles including an article about American Legion School Award Medals by James Bard.
  • Information about PNNA annual awards and PNNA elections.
  • Advertisements by ANACS, West Coast Coins and other local PNNA dealers.

Free paper copies of the current edition will be available at the Boeing Employees’ Coin Show. Back issues are available online at https://www.pnna.org/wp/news/the-norwester/norwester-online/.

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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PNNA 4th Q 2021 edition of The Nor’wester

The 4th Quarter 2021 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at https://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2021_Q4.pdf.

Normally this would be the Fall Coin Show special edition, however, due to possible smaller attendance at this year’s fall shows, it’s a smaller 8-page edition, but still in color! We have not printed extra copies for distribution at the shows, but hope to return to that practice in 2022. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • PNNA President’s message by Ed Fischer.
  • Brief news about the Washington State Fair, the fall coin shows, and PNNA members who received awards at the ANA convention.
  • A feature article, “MicroSummit 2021,” by Allen G. Berman.
  • A back-cover advertisement by ANACS, a centerfold ad by Heritage Auctions, and an ad for the fall Inland Empire Coin Show in Post Falls, Idaho.

The fall PNNA and WCC shows in Tukwila and Portland are still scheduled – see https://www.pnna.org/wp/events/fall/. The Tukwila show is next weekend – October 8-10.

Back issues of The Nor’wester are also available at https://www.pnna.org/wp/news/the-norwester/norwester-online/. Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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PNNA 3rd Q 2021 edition of The Nor’wester

The 3rd Quarter 2021 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at https://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2021_Q3.pdf.

Normally this would be the Washington State (Puyallup) Fair special edition, however, due to uncertainties about the PNNA’s participation in the Fair this year, it’s a smaller 8-page edition, but still in color! Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • PNNA President’s message by Ed Fischer.
  • Updates on the Washington State Fair and about Scout Workshops. Note that the PNNA is still expected to have limited participation in the Fair.
  • A feature article, “Classic Morgan and Peace Dollars in Modern Times,” by Mark Benvenuto.
  • An obituary for Bill McKivor, 1940-2021.
  • A back-cover advertisement by ANACS, and an ad for the fall Inland Empire Coin Show in Post Falls, Idaho.

The fall PNNA and WCC shows in Tukwila and Portland are still scheduled and will be covered in the next edition of The Nor’wester. Also see https://www.pnna.org/wp/events/fall/.

Back issues of The Nor’wester are also available at https://www.pnna.org/wp/news/the-norwester/norwester-online/. Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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PNNA 2nd Q 2021 edition of The Nor’wester

The 2nd Quarter 2021 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at https://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2021_Q2.pdf.

Normally this would be the spring convention special edition, however, due to the cancellation of this year’s spring convention, it’s a smaller 12-page edition, but still in color! Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • PNNA President’s message by Ed Fischer.
  • A notice about ANA National Coin Week, April 18-24.
  • Two interesting feature articles about tokens, “Fantasy Upon Fantasy: A Restaurant’s Fake Past” by Kevin Akin, and “It’s a Fantasy: or how I spent $10.00 at the PNNA Tukwila Coin Show on 3 “Fake” tokens” by James Bard.
  • Advertisements by ANACS, Heritage Auctions, West Coast Coins and two other local dealers. In addition, the April 10-11 coin show in Post Falls, Idaho is advertised, and dealer tables may still be available. This show was moved up a week due to the cancellation of the PNNA convention.

Back issues of The Nor’wester are also available at https://www.pnna.org/wp/news/the-norwester/norwester-online/. Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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PNNA 1st Q 2021 edition of The Nor’wester

The 1st Quarter 2021 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at https://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2021_Q1.pdf.

Normally this would be the Boeing Employees’ Coin Show special edition, however, due to the cancellation of this year’s show, it’s a smaller 12-page regular edition, but printed in color! Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • PNNA President’s message by Ed Fischer.
  • A call for nominations for PNNA annual awards.
  • An interesting feature article, “Numismatic Show and Tell” (especially pertaining to YN and Scout Merit Badge programs) by James Reinders and Tony Kalt.
  • Advertisements by ANACS, West Coast Coins and Jeff Shevlin. Please see these ads – there are special offers available, and Jeff will only be taking orders for his 100th anniversary commemorative Wilson Dollars until about mid-January.

Back issues of The Nor’wester are also available at https://www.pnna.org/wp/news/the-norwester/norwester-online/. Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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PNNA 4th Q 2020 edition of The Nor’wester

The 4th Quarter 2020 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at https://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2020_Q4.pdf.

Normally this would be the fall convention special edition, however, due to the cancellation of this year’s two fall shows (in Tukwila and Portland), it’s a smaller 8-page regular edition, but printed in color! Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • PNNA President’s message by Ed Fischer.
  • A summary of PNNA annual awards.
  • Two short articles, “The Shortest National Bank Title” and “The Longest National Bank Title,” by Tom Tullis.
  • An interesting feature article, “Coin Collecting Merit Badges — now done virtually!” by James Reinders and Tony Kalt.
  • Advertisements by ANACS and Heritage Auctions. ANACS has a special offer, and Heritage has some great upcoming auctions as usual!

In addition, readers are encouraged to view two special World War II-related articles available via links on the homepage:

  • The Short Snorter Project has released a book by Thomas J. Sparks titled The Short Snorter Project – Still Keeping the Memories Alive – Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II. The link on the website allows you to access the book for free on the Newman Numismatic Portal.
  • Another WWII story – ”The Occupation of Hong Kong and the Life of a Veteran” by Michael Souza, is an abridged version of an award-winning article originally written in 2018 for the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association’s CN Journal. This is a 50-page PDF file (currently hosted directly on the PNNA website), well-illustrated and easy to read.

Back issues of The Nor’wester are also available at https://www.pnna.org/wp/news/the-norwester/norwester-online/. Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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PNNA 3rd Q 2020 edition of The Nor’wester

The 3rd Quarter 2020 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at https://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2020_Q3.pdf.

Normally this would be the Washington State (Puyallup) Fair special edition, however, due to the cancellation of this year’s Fair, it’s a smaller 6-page regular edition. These pages were printed in black & white for mailing to members receiving paper copies, but you can view the pages in color online. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • PNNA President’s message by Ed Fischer.
  • News about the Fair, about the PNNA and Willamette fall coin shows, about PNNA annual awards, and about collector exhibits.
  • Links to a few classic articles recently reformatted as PDF files on the PNNA website.
  • An interesting article, “Errors in the Description!” by PNNA Life Member Joe McCarthy.
  • Another interesting article, “Why Not Some Dime Re-Design?” by Mark Benvenuto.
  • An advertisement for the Inland Empire Coin Show, Aug. 22-23 in Post Falls, Idaho, which is one of the few coin shows still scheduled to take place in person (presumably with some precautions).

Back issues are also available at https://www.pnna.org/wp/news/the-norwester/norwester-online/.

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster