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PNNA 1st Q 2024 Nor’wester

The 1st Quarter 2024 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at https://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2024_Q1.pdf.

As announced previously, there will be only two main editions of The Nor’wester each year, for the spring convention and the fall coin show. The other two editions will be smaller like this edition. This change allows the two main editions to have more pages, more articles and stories, more photos, and additional dealer ads if requested.

Summary of 1st Quarter content:

  • PNNA President’s message by Ed Fischer.
  • Other PNNA news including brief mentions of the Washington State (Puyallup) Fair, the spring convention in Tukwila, collector exhibits and annual awards. Also, upcoming PNNA elections.
  • PNNA scholarship application for ANA Summer Seminar 2024.
  • A flyer for the BECC Coin Show, Jan. 20-21 in Kent, Wash.

Back issues of The Nor’wester are available online.

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

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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PNNA 4th Q 2023 edition of The Nor’wester

The 4th Quarter 2023 fall coin show edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is available online at https://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2023_Q4.pdf.

The Nor'wester cover - 4th Quarter 2023
The Nor’wester cover – 4th Quarter 2023

As announced last year, there are only two main editions of The Nor’wester each year, for the spring convention and the fall coin show. This is one of the main 24-page editions, and plenty of paper color copies will be available at the PNNA’s fall coin show in Tukwila, Oct. 6-8.

Summary of 4th Quarter content:

  • PNNA President’s message by Ed Fischer.
  • PNNA fall coin show welcome message by the show chairman.
  • A brief PNNA spring convention report and other news.
  • Token & Medal articles by Kevin Akin and James Bard.
  • “Eric visits Carson City” story by editor Eric Holcomb.
  • Various dealer advertisements. Please visit some of our dealers at the show!

Back issues of The Nor’wester are available online.

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

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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PNNA 3rd Q 2023 edition of The Nor’wester

The 3rd Quarter 2023 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at https://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2023_Q3.pdf.

As announced last year, there are only two main editions of The Nor’wester each year, for the spring convention and the fall coin show. The other two editions are smaller like this edition. This change allows the two main editions to be printed in color and have more pages, more articles and stories, more photos, and additional dealer ads if requested. There will be plenty of copies printed for distribution at shows, clubs and other events such as the Fair. Please start writing your content for the main editions now!

Summary of other 3rd Quarter content:

  • PNNA President’s message by Ed Fischer.
  • A message about the Washington State (Puyallup) Fair by Richard Schulz. Please volunteer!
  • Brief mentions of the PNNA and Willamette fall coin shows, whch will be covered in the next (4th Q) edition.
  • PNNA spring convention news – awards, collector exhibits (no competitive exhibits this spring), and board member and meeting minutes information.

Back issues of The Nor’wester are available online.

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

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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PNNA 2nd Q 2023 edition of The Nor’wester

The 2nd Quarter 2023 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is available online at https://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2023_Q2.pdf.

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

As announced last year, there will be only two main editions of The Nor’wester each year, for the spring convention and the fall coin show. This is one of those editions, and is 24 pages in full color!

Summary of 2nd Quarter content:

  • PNNA President’s message by Ed Fischer.
  • PNNA Convention welcome message by Kevin Charboneau.
  • Other PNNA news including about the Washington State (Puyallup) Fair, PNNA exhibits and PNNA awards.
  • A feature article by Tom Sparks about “The Short Snorter of Major General Clayton L. Bissell,” which was on display at the Phoenix ANA National Money Show.
  • Two interesting short articles by Adhitri S., a YN from Indiana.

Back issues of The Nor’wester are available online.

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

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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PNNA 1st Q 2023 edition of The Nor’wester

The 1st Quarter 2023 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at https://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2023_Q1.pdf.

As announced last year, there will be only two main editions of The Nor’wester each year, for the spring convention and the fall coin show. The other two editions will be smaller like this edition. This change will allow the two main editions to have more pages, more articles and stories, more photos, and additional dealer ads if requested.

Summary of 1st Quarter content:

  • PNNA President’s message by Ed Fischer.
  • Other PNNA news including brief mentions of the Washington State (Puyallup) Fair, the spring convention in Tukwila, collector exhibits and annual awards.
  • Two interesting one-page articles by Kevin Charboneau, and a short article by James Bard.
  • PNNA scholarship application for ANA Summer Seminar 2023.
  • A flyer for the BECC Coin Show, Jan. 21-22 in Kent, Wash.

Back issues of The Nor’wester are available online.

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

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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PNNA 4th Q 2022 edition of The Nor’wester

The 4th Quarter 2022 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at https://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2022_Q4.pdf.

The Nor'wester cover - 4th Quarter 2022
The Nor’wester cover – 4th Quarter 2022

As announced last quarter, there will be only two main editions of The Nor’wester each year, for the spring convention and the fall coin show. This is one of those editions, and is the PNNA’s first full-color 24-page newsletter! Printed copies were available at the fall coin show in Tukwila in October.

Summary of 4th Quarter content:

  • Welcome to Tukwila by General Chairman Kevin Charboneau.
  • PNNA President’s message by Ed Fischer.
  • An extensive illustrated story about “The McVicker’s Theatre Medal” by James Bard.
  • PNNA news stories – “Penny Press Travels East” and “WashJam 2022 Report” by Rick Schulz.
  • PNNA spring convention news – “Kid’s and Family Education Activities Zone Makes Spring 2022 PNNA Show Special” by Walt Ostromecki.
  • “Examples of Conder Tokens” (with photos) to encourage you to apply for a scholarship to attend the British Token Congress in England next year.
  • Ads by Heritage Auctions and various other dealers.

Back issues of The Nor’wester are available online.

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

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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PNNA 3rd Q 2022 edition of The Nor’wester

The 3rd Quarter 2022 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at https://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2022_Q3.pdf.

As announced herein, there will be only two main editions of The Nor’wester each year, for the spring convention and the fall coin show. The other two editions will be short letters like this edition. This change will allow the two main editions to have more pages, more articles and stories, more photos, and additional dealer ads if requested. There will be plenty of copies printed for distribution at shows, clubs and other events such as the Fair. Please start writing your content for the main editions now!

Summary of other 3rd Quarter content:

  • PNNA President’s message by Ed Fischer.
  • A message about the Washington State (Puyallup) Fair by Richard Schulz. Please volunteer!
  • Brief mentions of the PNNA and Willamette fall coin shows, whch will be covered in the next (4th Q) edition.
  • PNNA spring convention news – awards, collector exhibits (unfortunately none at this event), board installation and links to meeting minutes.

Back issues of The Nor’wester are available online.

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

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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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 (see below). 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. 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 now. This may be your last opportunity to fill in your set! – Update by Rick Schulz.

2024 update – If you are still interested in this program, email info@pnna.org, and it will be forwarded to Tony and/or Rick. (Or inquire at the spring convention and coin show.)

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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 available 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 of The Nor’wester are available online.

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

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster