Completed Events

Completed Event Summary

This is a summary of major PNNA or ANA related events completed within the past year or two, with the most recently completed events at the top. To see upcoming events, please return to the welcome page, or see the event calendar. For older events, see the summaries by decade and year under the “News” menu, or see back issues of The Nor’wester.

2020 – 4th Quarter (and end of 3rd)

Beginning in 2020, separate fall coin shows were scheduled in Seattle (Tukwila) and Portland, with the PNNA sponsoring the Tukwila show and the WCC sponsoring the Portland show.

CANCELLED due to virus concerns!
The WCC Portland fall show was scheduled for Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2020, but has been cancelled, as of Aug. 20. Next year’s show is scheduled for Nov. 12-14, 2021.

CANCELLED due to virus concerns!
The PNNA fall show in Tukwila was scheduled for Sept. 25-27, 2020, but was cancelled, as of Aug. 1. Next year’s show is scheduled for Oct. 8-10, 2021.

The Nor'wester 4th Q 2020 cover
The Nor’wester 4th Q 2020 cover

Due to the fall show cancellations, the 4th Quarter 2020 edition of The Nor’wester is a smaller 8-page color edition, and extra paper copies are not available. (Subscribers should have received their copies by the end of September.) Note that ANACS is making a special “Fall Frenzy” offer on certain 10-coin grading submissions! Thanks to both ANACS and Heritage Auctions for advertising in this edition.

2020 – 3rd Quarter

CANCELLED due to virus concerns!
Washington State (Puyallup) Fair
Official Fair website | PNNA Fair page
The Washington State (Puyallup) Fair was scheduled for Sept. 4-27, 2020, but was cancelled.

Due to the cancellation of the 2020 Fair, a smaller black & white edition of The Nor’wester was produced and mailed to members on July 27. See this (3rd Q 2020) edition. The online version is in color.

Short Snorter Project WWII book cover

75th Anniversary of the End of World War II – In addition to the U.S. Mint commemorative coin and medal, 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 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, 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, well-illustrated and easy to read.

CANCELLED due to virus concerns!
World’s Fair of Money® (anniversary convention)
August 4-8, 2020 in Pittsburgh, PA

2020 – 2nd Quarter

CANCELLED due to virus concerns!
ANA Summer Seminar
June 27-July 9, 2020 in Colorado Springs, CO

ANA National Coin Week
April 19-25, 2020 Theme: “Remarkable Women: Catalysts of Change.”
See PNNA NCW award information.

The Nor'wester 2nd Q 2020 cover.
2nd Q 2020 spring edition of The Nor’wester.

Thanks to Heritage Auctions, ANACS and other advertisers for sponsoring this edition, which was mailed on April 2, 2020 to members subscribed to paper copies.

CANCELLED due to virus concerns!
PNNA Convention (71st Annual)
Was scheduled for April 17-19, 2020 in Tukwila, WA.
Next year’s convention is scheduled for April 9-11, 2021.

CANCELLED due to low registration!
Counterfeit Detection Seminar: Classic Fakes & Chinese-made Counterfeits
Was scheduled for April 15-16, 2020 in Tukwila, WA

PNNA Election – Ballots for the 2020-2022 term of office were emailed to members with an online subscription; and mailed along with the newsletter to members who receive paper copies. Ballots were due April 11, and the results have been announced. See the PNNA Officers and Directors (Board of Directors) page.

2020 – 1st Quarter

ANA National Money Show
Feb. 27-29, 2020 in Atlanta, GA

PNNA Scholarship Competition
Competition for scholarships to the 2020 ANA Summer Seminar (June 27-July 9) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The deadline was Feb. 15; the winners were selected, however the seminar was cancelled.

Boeing Employees’ Coin Show
Jan. 18-19, 2020 in Kent, WA

1st Q 2020 Nor'wester cover
1st Q 2020 Boeing Employees’ Coin Show edition of The Nor’wester.

Thanks to West Coast Coins, ANACS and other advertisers for sponsoring this edition. Although this show is not a PNNA-sponsored event, it is one of the largest shows in the Northwest, and the PNNA produces a special edition for this event, which was mailed to members subscribed to paper copies on Jan. 10, 2020.

Did you know? Former U.S. Mint sculptor-engraver Thomas D. Rogers, who is a PNNA honorary life member and designed the obverse of the PNNA’s 75th anniversary medal, also has sculpted the Boeing airplanes on some recent BECC medals when commissioned by BEX Engraving of Fullerton, Calif.

2019

PNNA-Willamette Coin Club 15th Annual Fall Convention & Coin Show
November 1-3, 2019 in Portland, OR
(Dealer/exhibitor setup on Nov. 1)

Understanding Exonumia Workshop
Saturday November 2, 2019 in Portland, OR

Washington State (Puyallup) Fair
Official Fair website | PNNA Fair page
September 11-22, 2019 except Tuesdays; PNNA booth in Pavilion. No volunteer is knowledgeable about all aspects of numismatics – if your question wasn’t answered or if you were unable to attend the Fair, please e-mail your question to info@pnna.org.

ANA World’s Fair of Money
August 13-17, 2019 in Chicago/Rosemont, IL
See ANA convention reports by PNNA members.

ANA Summer Seminar
June 15-27, 2019 in Colorado Springs, CO

ANA National Coin Week
April 21-27, 2019 Theme: “Discover the Past, Envision the Future.”
See PNNA NCW award information.

ANA National Money Show
March 28-30, 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA

PNNA Convention (70th Annual)
March 15-17, 2019 in Tukwila, WA