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.
ANA Summer Seminar
This year’s seminar was held June 17-29, 2023, in Colorado Springs, CO. Summer Seminar was cancelled for 2020-2021, but returned in 2022. Each year’s seminar has two one-week sessions. A course catalog is available online.
National Coin Week
April 16-22, 2023. This was the 100th NCW, and the theme was “Our Money, Our Heritage, Our America.”
IT’S OVER! We hope you enjoyed the show!
See 2023 PNNA Convention Report & Video on the blog.
Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association
PNNA Convention and Spring Coin Show (72nd Annual)
April 14-16, 2023, in Tukwila, WA
The PNNA convention is the oldest and biggest annual coin show in the Pacific Northwest. PNNA shows normally feature a large active bourse, exhibits, numismatic theater and club meetings, and a popular young numismatist (YN) program.
See the 2nd Q 2023 edition of The Nor’wester with a feature article by Tom Sparks about the amazing Bissell short snorter, which was on display at the ANA NMS in Phoenix in early March! Free paper copies were available at the PNNA Convention. Copies were mailed on 3/20 to PNNA members subscribed to paper copies.
The ANA NATIONAL MONEY SHOW® was held March 2-4, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona.
The Boeing Employee’s Coin Show was held January 21-22, 2023 in Kent, Washington. Although this show is not a PNNA-sponsored event, it is one of the largest shows in the Northwest, and the PNNA may participate in Scouting or other programs at the show, as well as have a board meeting at the show.
The 1st Quarter 2023 edition of The Nor’wester contains information about PNNA awards and scholarships for 2023. See the blog post with a link and describing the contents. Paper copies were mailed to subscribers by Dec. 22, 2022.
IT’S OVER! Both the Tukwila and Portland fall coin shows are complete for 2022! We hope you enjoyed the shows.
Willamette Coin Club
24th Annual Fall Coin Show, Clackamas, OR
November 12-13, 2022
Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association
17th Annual Fall Coin Show, Tukwila, WA
October 7-9, 2022
This was the second PNNA Tukwila fall coin show! (The first 15 annual fall coin shows were jointly hosted with the WCC in Portland.)
See the dealer list for the 2022 fall coin show in Tukwila.
In 2021, there was just one collector exhibit at the fall show, located in the bourse area, but there were a few more exhibits at the fall 2022 show, and awards were made. (See the completed exhibits page.) The location of the exhibits was in the fitness room across the hall from the bourse entrance, as at most past shows.
The 4th Quarter 2022 special coin show edition of The Nor’wester is available online. It’s a 24-page color edition! See the blog post. Paper copies were mailed to subscribers on Sept. 28, 2022, and full-color copies were also available at the fall coin shows in Tukwila and Portland.
The ANA World’s Fair of Money® (anniversary convention) was held Aug. 16-20, 2022 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont (Chicago), IL.
PNNA 3rd Q 2022 edition of The Nor’wester – See the linked blog post, or go directly to the PDF file. 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.
ANA Summer Seminar was held June 18-30, 2022 in Colorado Springs, CO. Summer Seminar was cancelled for 2020-2021, but returned in 2022. Each year’s seminar has two one-week sessions.
See Penny Press Travels East (to the Coeur d’Alene Coin Club show, May 14-15, 2022) on the PNNA blog.
60th Anniversary! On April 21, 1962, the city of Seattle opened its very own world’s fair: the Century 21 Exposition. See the full story on the Smithsonian Magazine website.
PNNA Convention & Coin Show (71st Annual)
Tukwila Community Center, Tukwila, WA
April 8-10, 2022
This was the first PNNA spring convention in three years, and was a successful return to action, even though activities such as numismatic theater, collector exhibits and scout clinics were cancelled or not scheduled. (We plan for a return of these activities in 2023.) According to Rick Schulz, “Dealers I talked to all reported a good show, so those attending came to buy and sell. This bodes well for upcoming local shows.”
The Nor’wester – The PNNA published the 2nd Quarter 2022 edition of The Nor’wester, with an interesting feature article about starting a quarters collection. There are ads in this edition from ANACS, Heritage, West Coast Coins and other local dealers, so please have a look! Paper copies were mailed to subscribers on March 24, 2022, and free paper copies were available at the PNNA convention.
PNNA scholarship applications for ANA Summer Seminar were due February 28. The deadline to register with the ANA for Summer Seminar was May 15.
The Boeing Employee’s Coin Show in Kent, Washington, was held January 15-16, 2022. Although this show is not a PNNA-sponsored event, it is one of the largest shows in the Northwest, and the PNNA often produces a special edition newsletter for this event, and may also participate in Scouting or other programs at the show.
The Nor’wester – The PNNA published the 1st Quarter 2022 edition of The Nor’wester, with a couple of interesting articles, including one pertaining to American Legion School Award Medals. There are ads in this edition from ANACS, West Coast Coins and other local dealers, so please have a look! Paper copies were mailed to subscribers on or about Jan. 2, 2022. Free paper copies were available at the BECC coin show.