PNNA Spring Convention & Coin Show

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Next Year’s Convention: PNNA Convention and Spring Coin Show (73rd Annual) Tukwila, Washington – April 12-14, 2024.

General Chairman: New chairman to be announced. We thank Kevin Charboneau for his service the past several years.
Bourse Chairman: Scott Loos. Ph. 425-463-6551 (cell)

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

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IT’S OVER! We hope you enjoyed the show!
See 2023 PNNA Convention Report & Video on the blog.

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

You can view the Facebook page for this event at:
PNNA Convention and Coin Show (facebook.com)

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 and 2023 spring shows, including the numismatic theater.

Location: Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. So., Tukwila, WA. A link to Google Maps is available on the TCC website. The 42nd Ave. S. bridge is one-way traffic away from the community center, so be sure to follow the detour signs when entering from Interurban Ave. S.

Note: New admission fees beginning with the 2024 show.
Admission/Hours – Public show hours: Friday Noon – 7 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 6 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM. Admission $5.00 per day, $10.00 for all three days. Children 12 and under are free, as are PNNA life members with photo ID badge. “Early Bird” admission (9 AM Fri/Sat/Sun) will be $50.00.

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 2023 spring coin show in Tukwila.

Education/Exhibits – There were not any formal Numismatic Theater presentations this spring, however we ran a continuous loop of ANA education videos in the exhibit room on Friday and Saturday, along with a limited number of collector exhibits.

SCC Meeting – Guests could attend the Seattle Coin Club Thursday evening meeting (April 13 at 6 p.m.), also at the Tukwila Community Center. Jeff Shevlin, “The So-Called Dollar Guy,” was the speaker. For the past several years, Jeff has been writing new books on So-Called Dollars, that have expanded the knowledge base of this interesting niche of numismatics. You could also meet Jeff at the convention over the weekend.

Grading ServicesANACS returned to PNNA coin shows last fall, and attended again this spring. A discount is available for certain U.S. coin submissions. When an ANACS representative attends, 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 ranged from 119 to 149 USD per night.

Literature – Free copies of the 2nd Q 2023 edition of The Nor’wester were 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 was held at 8:00 AM on Saturday, and the annual PNNA general membership meeting was held at about 6:15 PM after the bourse closed on Saturday.

Parking – Plenty of free off-street parking. 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 were available as souvenirs, thanks to the PNNA’s popular machine!

Scout Activities – A BSA coin collecting merit badge workshop was held on 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 participate in the BSA program.

Security – The show entry area will be under video surveillance. Your image may be recorded. These recordings could be shared with law enforcement in the event of an incident at the show. Registration for door prizes is optional. ID will be required to claim door prizes. See the PNNA privacy policy

Youth Activities – Young Numismatist (YN) treasure hunt was offered on Saturday and Sunday (April 15-16), as part of youth and family activities. See Young Numismatist (YN) program information. This spring the YN program was offered on both days, run by local volunteers, and was simplified so as not to require visiting “stops” on the bourse floor.

General Chairman’s Message by Kevin Charboneau:

Welcome to the PNNA 72nd Annual Spring Convention and Coin Show, 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.