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.
The ANA World’s Fair of Money® (anniversary convention) was held August 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.
COMPLETE – We hope you could attend!
PNNA Convention & Coin Show (71st Annual)
Tukwila Community Center, Tukwila, WA
April 8-10, 2022
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 3/24, and free paper copies were available at the PNNA convention.
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.
Willamette Coin Club
Portland Coin Show (23rd Annual), Portland, OR
November 12-14, 2021 (with the first day for setup)
Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association
16th Annual Fall Coin Show, Tukwila, WA
October 8-10, 2021
All previous PNNA fall coin shows were in Portland. This was the first PNNA Tukwila fall coin show!
Note there is overlap in the counting – the first 15 PNNA fall shows were in Portland, and are also counted as WCC annual coin shows.
According to PNNA convention chairman Kevin Charboneau, “I think the PNNA show was a great success. There was a steady stream of buyers coming through the door. The vendors I spoke with were very happy.” Although a few dealers didn’t come and educational activities including collector exhibits were more limited (just one noncompetitive exhibit on the bourse floor), overall it was a big success for people returning to a PNNA show for the first time in two years.
Due to uncertainties about the 2021 fall shows, the PNNA did not produce a special edition of The Nor’wester. Instead, the 4th Quarter 2021 edition of The Nor’wester is a smaller 8-page color edition, and extra paper copies are not available. Members subscribed to paper copies should have received their copies before the fall Tukwila show – the copies were mailed on Sept. 29, 2021.
Washington State (Puyallup) Fair
Official Fair website | PNNA Fair page
The Fair began Labor Day weekend (on Sept. 3), and ran until Sept. 26. We hope you were able to attend!
PNNA activities at the Fair took place in the Hobby Hall, for nine specific two- to five-hour presentations only (NOT the entire Fair as in the past).
Due to uncertainties about the 2021 Fair, the PNNA did not produce a special edition of The Nor’wester for the Fair. Instead, the 3rd Quarter 2021 edition of The Nor’wester is a smaller 8-page color edition, and extra paper copies are not available. Members subscribed to paper copies should have received their copies by about August 12.
World’s Fair of Money® (anniversary convention)
August 10-14, 2021 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont (Chicago), IL.
PNNA Convention/Spring Coin Show
The convention was scheduled for April 9-11, 2021.
Due to the spring coin show cancellation, the 2nd Quarter 2021 edition of The Nor’wester is a smaller 12-page color edition, and extra paper copies are not available. Members subscribed to paper copies should have received their copies by about April 10. Thanks to ANACS and Heritage Auctions for advertising in this edition, along with West Coast Coins, a couple other local dealers, and an Idaho coin show which was held the same weekend (April 10-11) as the PNNA show was originally scheduled.
Boeing Employees’ Coin Show
The show was scheduled for Jan. 16-17, 2021 in Kent, Wash.
The Nor’wester – Although the 2021 Boeing Employees’ Coin Show was cancelled, the PNNA still published the 1st Quarter 2021 edition of The Nor’wester, with an article pertaining to “numismatic show & tell,” including items which would normally be shown to Scouts at the Boeing show. There are also ads in this edition from ANACS, West Coast Coins and Jeff Shevlin. Paper copies were mailed to subscribers on Jan. 7.
ANA National Money Show®. Was scheduled for Mar. 11-13, 2021 at the Phoenix Conv. Center in Phoenix, Ariz. The ANA has scheduled Phoenix again for the 2023 show.