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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 2nd Q 2020 Nor’wester spring edition

The 2nd Quarter 2020 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at https://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2020_Q2.pdf. This is a 16-page spring edition with eight color pages. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Important information about the cancellation of the PNNA spring convention in Tukwila (originally scheduled for April), and the planned fall convention in September.
  • PNNA President’s message by James Reinders.
  • An interesting feature article, “National Banks Names: A Window into United States Economic History,” by Tom Tullis.
  • A short report, also with cover photo, about “Tom Rogers at Carson City Mint” (for the CC Mint’s 150th anniversary).
  • A summary of PNNA and ANA news available online, including information about National Coin Week.
  • Advertisements by ANACS, Heritage Auctions and local PNNA dealers. Please note that special discounted ANACS submissions are still available.

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

Election! PNNA members should have received an election ballot (either in paper or PDF form) for PNNA officers and board members for the 2020-2022 term of office. The new officers, board members and committees will be listed in the PNNA Governance section as soon as the new officers are installed, which is expected to take place via a phone conference on April 18.

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

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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PNNA 4th Q 2019 Nor’wester convention edition

The 4th Quarter 2019 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2019_Q4.pdf. This is a 16-page fall convention special edition with eight color pages, similar to the spring convention special edition that has been published for a number of years. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Important information about the upcoming annual PNNA/WCC convention in Portland (Nov. 1-3), including a welcome message by General Chairman Ed Fischer.
  • PNNA President’s message by James Reinders.
  • An interesting feature article, “U.S. Gold “Half Dollars” – Where Are They Now?” by Mark Benvenuto.
  • Two articles about ANA Summer Seminar by the PNNA scholarship recipients. Both were very creative!
  • Advertisements by ANACS, Heritage Auctions and local PNNA dealers.

Back issues are also available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA, and we’ll hopefully see you in Portland!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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PNNA 2nd Q 2019 Nor’wester convention edition

The 2nd Quarter 2019 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2019_Q2.pdf. Like last year, this is a 16-page spring convention special edition with eight color pages. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Important information about the upcoming annual PNNA convention in Tukwila (March 15-17), including a welcome message by General Chairman Kevin Charboneau.
  • PNNA President’s message by James Reinders.
  • An interesting article, “Manganese, an Almost Unknown Metal in Coins,” by Mark Benvenuto.
  • A summary of PNNA and ANA news available online, including information about National Coin Week.
  • Advertisements by ANACS, Heritage Auctions and local PNNA dealers.

Free paper copies of this edition will be available at the Tukwila show.

Back issues are also available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA, and I hope to see you in Tukwila.

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb

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PNNA 4th Q 2018 Nor’wester convention edition

The 4th Quarter 2018 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2018_Q4.pdf. This is a 16-page fall convention special edition with eight color pages, similar to the spring convention special edition that has been published for a number of years. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Important information about the upcoming annual PNNA/WCC convention in Portland (Oct. 19-21), including a welcome message by General Chairman Ed Fischer.
  • PNNA President’s message by James Reinders.
  • 2018 Washington State (Puyallup) Fair report and photos.
  • An interesting feature article, “Community Currency” by Tony Kalt.
  • An article about ANA Summer Seminar by the PNNA scholarship recipient.
  • Advertisements by ANACS, Heritage Auctions and local PNNA dealers.

Back issues are also available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA, and we’ll hopefully see you in Portland!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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PNNA 2nd Q 2018 Nor’wester convention edition

The 2nd Quarter 2018 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2018_Q2.pdf. Like last year, this is a 16-page spring convention special edition with eight color pages. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Important information about the upcoming annual PNNA convention in Tukwila (March 16-18), including a welcome message by General Chairman Kevin Charboneau.
  • PNNA President’s message by James Reinders.
  • An interesting feature article, “Robert Scot: First Appointed Chief Engraver of the United States Mint,” by Bill Nyberg, which will also be the featured Numismatic Theater presentation at the convention.
  • A summary of PNNA and ANA news available online, including information about National Coin Week.
  • Advertisements by ANACS, Heritage Auctions and local PNNA dealers.

Free paper copies of this edition will be available at the Tukwila show.

Back issues are also available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA, and I hope to see you in Tukwila.

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb

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PNNA 4th Q 2017 Nor’wester convention edition

The 4th Quarter 2017 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2017_Q4.pdf. This is a 16-page fall convention special edition with eight color pages, similar to the spring convention special edition that has been published for a number of years. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Important information about the upcoming annual PNNA/WCC convention in Portland (Oct. 20-22), including a welcome message by General Chairman Ed Fischer.
  • PNNA President’s message by James Reinders.
  • 2017 Washington State (Puyallup) Fair report and photos.
  • An interesting article, “North and South, the PGM Bullion Coins” by Mark Benvenuto.
  • Articles about ANA Summer Seminar by the PNNA scholarship recipients.
  • Advertisements by ANACS, Heritage Auctions and local PNNA dealers.

Back issues are also available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA, and we’ll hopefully see you in Portland!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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PNNA 2nd Q 2017 Nor’wester convention edition

The 2nd Quarter 2017 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2017_Q2.pdf. Like last year, this is a 16-page spring convention special edition with eight color pages. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Important information about the upcoming annual PNNA convention in Tukwila (March 17-19), including a welcome message by General Chairman Kevin Charboneau.
  • PNNA President’s message by James Reinders.
  • An interesting feature article, “The Wright Brothers and a National Bank President,” by Tom Tullis.
  • A summary of PNNA and ANA news available online, including information about National Coin Week.
  • Advertisements by ANACS, Heritage Auctions and local PNNA dealers.

Back issues are also available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA, and I hope to see you in Tukwila this weekend.

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb

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PNNA 4th Q Nor’wester convention edition

The 4th Quarter 2016 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2016_Q4.pdf. This is a 16-page fall convention special edition with eight color pages, similar to the spring convention special edition that has been published for a number of years. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Important information about the upcoming annual PNNA/WCC convention in Portland (Oct. 7-9, 2016), including a welcome message by General Chairman Ed Fischer.
  • PNNA President’s message by James Reinders.
  • Short WashJam 2016 and Washington State (Puyallup) Fair reports and photos.
  • An interesting article, “Dollars — North, Middle and South” by Mark Benvenuto.
  • Articles about ANA Summer Seminar by the PNNA scholarship recipients.
  • Advertisements by ANACS, Heritage Auctions and local PNNA dealers.

Back issues are also available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA, and we’ll hopefully see you in Portland!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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PNNA 2nd Q 2016 Nor’wester convention edition

The 2nd Quarter 2016 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2016_Q2.pdf. Like last year, this is a 16-page spring convention special edition with eight color pages. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Important information about the upcoming annual PNNA convention in Tukwila (Apr. 22-24), including a welcome message by General Chairman Kevin Charboneau.
  • PNNA President’s message by Danny Bisgaard.
  • An interesting feature article, “Letters to the Rescue!” (about National Currency) by Tom Tullis, which will also be an exhibit at the convention.
  • A summary of PNNA and ANA news available online, including information about National Coin Week.
  • Advertisements by ANACS, Heritage Auctions and local PNNA dealers.

Back issues are also available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

The PNNA is also having an election for Board of Directors for the 2016-2018 term, plus a Bylaws amendment. You must be a PNNA member to receive a ballot. If you are a current member and did not receive a ballot, please contact info@pnna.org.

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA, and I hope to see you in Tukwila.

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster