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PNNA Annual Convention and Nor’wester news


The 2nd Quarter 2013 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is available online at, and free black-and-white paper copies will be available at the PNNA convention. Back issues are also available online.

Thank you again for your interest in the PNNA, and I look forward to seeing you at the upcoming (April 12-14) annual PNNA convention in Tukwila, Washington! Please note there has been a change in the convention keynote speaker … it will now be ANA V.P. Walt Ostromecki instead of ANA Executive Director Jeff Shevlin. The time is 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. Walt won’t be speaking about the ANA (as Jeff had planned), but he will give an interesting and entertaining talk about “dumb coins.”

As a reminder, if you signed up for a free PNNA membership at a convention in the past couple years, you need to attend this year’s spring or fall convention and fill out a new free membership form to continue your free membership.

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PNNA Scholarships to Summer Seminar

The PNNA offers one adult and one Young Numismatist (YN) scholarship each year to attend the ANA’s Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs.

For more information on the PNNA scholarships and other PNNA annual awards, see the 1st Quarter 2013 edition of The Nor’wester (see online editions page).

For more information on the ANA Summer Seminar including course schedules, see the ANA website (

General announcements

Happy New Year!

2013 should be another great year for the PNNA, with the usual conventions in Tukwila and Portland, plus other activities. Stay tuned for more information in the months ahead!

The 1st Quarter 2013 edition of The Nor’wester was mailed to PNNA members just before Christmas. It’s a 12-page edition, and it’s also available on this website. (see online editions page).

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New Token design for 75th Anniversary

In the last Board meeting we put together a team of folks that will work on creating a 75th Anniversary Token (or medal) and how we will design the finished product. Wood? Copper? Zirconium? Over the next few months, we will be creating a contest which will, we hope, motivate all of you folks out there to present possible design artwork for the upcoming celebration.  Share your knowledge, skills and input to help us on the success of this project.

Contact me at with your input.

Ed Fischer, Board Member

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Gerald Williams Honored for Exhibit

At the August 13th Mid Valley Coin Club meeting, Gerald Williams received his award for his exhibit at the April Tukwila PNNA coin show.  Gerald won 1st place under the United States and Canadian Coins category with his exhibit titled: The Arts: Numismatic Contribution of the Cooper Union. Danny Bisgaard and I, Ed Fischer, were in attendance when President Bisgaard presented Gerald his winning award.

Gerald often presents exhibits with much detail and planning. And this one was no exception. Go to the PNNA website and see the pictures.

Update (2023) – Past exhibit reports have been consolidated into PDF files. See the current completed exhibits page for links.

Congratulations, Gerald!

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Greetings from Ed Fischer and what’s going on

I’m new to the Board of PNNA and new to blogging.  Hope I don’t mess it up too bad.  But not new to Numismatics.  I am involved with many Clubs in the Willamette Valley area of Oregon and love to educate and share my finds.

One of our duties as a Board Member is to visit Member Clubs.  I look forward to visiting as many as time, my job and family allow.  I plan to visit North Shore Numismatic Society on September 18th and Seattle Numismatic Society on the 20th.  In between I plan to share my love of Numismatics at the Puyallup Fair in between.  Anyone up for a road trip to Vancouver BC or Seattle?  I’m flying solo but would love to share expenses and a good conversation.  Contact me at if interested.

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Welcome to the PNNA blog!

On behalf of all PNNA officers, committees and members, I would like to welcome you to the PNNA blog, which will allow 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, with your comments and suggestions.

Note some blog posts have been updated in 2023 due to changes in the locations of linked files, etc.

– Eric Holcomb, PNNA webmaster