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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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2023 PNNA Convention Report & Video

The 72nd Annual PNNA Convention and Spring Coin Show was held April 14-16, 2023, in Tukwila, Washington, and was a huge success! Convention chairman Kevin Charboneau reported a three-day public attendance of 1,137, and many dealers with tables at the show reported excellent business.

David Edge, of the Seattle Coin Club, interviewed several dealers, along with PNNA “penny squisher” Rick Schulz, and produced a nice 5-minute video, which you can view on YouTube via the link below.

In other convention activity, James Reinders reported that the BSA coin collecting merit badge workshop held on Saturday was highly successful, with about 25 scouts participating. The youth “treasure hunt” was held in a simplified format, with local volunteer Tony Kalt filling in for ANA Past President Walt Ostromecki. The collector exhibits were noncompetitive this time, but there were four nice exhibits for show visitors to view on Saturday.

Congratulations to Bob Everett Memorial Award winner Mark Gruner, announced at the Saturday evening general membership meeting. Award information has been updated on this website – see the awards page.

Thanks to all who attended the convention/coin show, and to all who helped including especially the South Hill Coin Club volunteers. The PNNA 18th Annual Fall Coin Show in Tukwila is scheduled for October 6-8, 2023.

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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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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 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 plan 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 available online.

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

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster