PNNA Spring Convention & Coin Show

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PNNA Convention and Spring Coin Show (72nd Annual)
Tukwila, Washington
Scheduled for April 14-16, 2023.

The PNNA convention is the oldest and biggest annual coin show in the Pacific Northwest.

PNNA coin shows normally feature a large active bourse, exhibits, numismatic theater and club meetings, and a popular young numismatist (YN) program. Some activities were cancelled for the 2022 spring show, but hopefully will return in 2023. Some of the information listed below has not yet been updated for 2023. Please check this page again as the show approaches.

For Dealers – Contact Scott Loos for current status and bourse application for all PNNA shows.

Location: Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. So., Tukwila, WA.

Admission/Hours – Public show hours: Friday Noon – 7 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 6 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM. Admission $2.00 per day, $5.00 for all three days. Children 12 and under are free. “Early Bird” admission (9 AM Fri/Sat/Sun) is $30.00.

Dealers – Up to 85 local, regional and national numismatic dealer booths. A dealer list and map are posted at each show. See the dealer list for the 2022 spring coin show in Tukwila. (The 2023 list will be available about one week before the show.)

Education/Exhibits – There will not be any formal Numismatic Theater presentations this spring, however we will run a continuous loop of ANA education videos in the exhibit room, along with our outstanding competitive collector exhibits. Continuing Education Volunteers Wanted – See the education committee page.

Grading ServicesANACS returned to PNNA coin shows last fall, and is expected to attend this spring. A discount is available for certain U.S. coin submissions. When an ANACS representative does attend, the representative accepts submissions but a grader is not present at PNNA shows.

Hotel info – Marriott Courtyard Seattle Sea-Tac Area, Address: 16038 West Valley Highway, Tukwila, WA 98188. PNNA group rates are posted for each show. Rates for this show range from 119 to 149 USD per night, are available for April 13-17, and must be booked by March 24. Book your group rate for PNNA Coin Show.

Literature – Free copies of the 2nd Q 2023 edition of The Nor’wester will be available at this show. This is another 24-page full-color edition like last fall. Also see The Nor’wester online editions.

Meetings – A PNNA board meeting is scheduled for 8:00 AM on Saturday, and the annual PNNA general membership meeting is held at about 6:00 PM after the bourse closes on Saturday.

Parking – Plenty of free off-street parking. – See the driving directions. Located just 10 minutes from SeaTac Airport and 20 minutes from downtown Seattle.

Prizes and Souvenirs – Hourly door prizes. (Prizes are mailed to winners not present.) “Squished” or elongated cents are available as souvenirs, thanks to the PNNA’s popular machine!

Scout Activities – A BSA coin collecting merit badge workshop is scheduled for Saturday, April 15, 2023, at 1 p.m, in Tukwila at the annual convention and spring coin show. See the flyer or the scouting page. Girls can now particpate in the BSA program.

Youth Activities – Young Numismatist (YN) treasure hunt is normally offered on Saturday and Sunday, as part of youth and family activities. See Young Numismatist (YN) program information. This spring the YN program will likely be offered on both Saturday and Sunday (April 15-16).

General Chairman: Kevin Charboneau.
Bourse Chairman: Scott Loos. Ph. 425-463-6551 (cell)

General Chairman’s Message by Kevin Charboneau:

Welcome to the PNNA 72nd Annual Spring Convention and Coin
, held since 2001 in Tukwila, Washington!

Life as we know it almost where we would like it to be. The PNNA Spring Convention and Coin Show is almost upon us. We will be setting up at the Tukwila Community Center on April 14, 15 and 16. The floor is sold out. We are going to have our full contingent of dealers from all across the nation. You know that you can find anything you are looking for.

These are exciting times. The shows in the area that I have attended have been very successful, based on the comments of the vendors. The electricity on the bourse floors is exciting. I hope we have that kind of excitement in April.

We will be sponsoring the Boy Scout Merit Badge clinic again and all scouts in uniform and their parents will have free access to the bourse floor. There will be competitive exhibits. We are planning on showing some ANA eLearning Academy Webinars.

You can come and go as you please. The weekend treasure hunt is happening for the youth. Lots of coins for everyone and a great adventure searching for the answers to the numismatic-related questions. Parent escorts will have free run of the bourse floor as well. (Note that the treasure hunt may end by about 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. at the latest on
Sunday—please register early!)

If you would like to volunteer to help at the front desk. or have questions or would like more information, please send an email to kcharboneau58@comcast.net. Up-to-date information will also be posted on this webpage. I look forward to seeing you there.

Past Convention Reports

Numismatic Exhibits (Collector Exhibits) – Results, Rules, How-to, etc.

Past spring convention reports:
2001-2019 reports consolidated into a 40-page PDF file.
2020-2021 spring convention cancelled.
2022 see completed events page.

See The Nor’wester online editions for much additional convention information such as PNNA president’s and convention chairman’s messages, and post-convention reports and photos where available.