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COMPLETE – We hope you had the opportunity to attend!
PNNA Convention (71st Annual)
Tukwila, Washington
The convention took place April 8-10, 2022.

See the Facebook event page for the spring convention in Tukwila.

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, however some activities were cancelled for this show – see below.

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 spring coin show in Tukwila.

Cancelled for this show!
Education/Exhibits – Educational Numismatic Theater presentations and meetings are normally held on Saturday. Continuing Education Volunteers Wanted – See the education committee page. There are also outstanding competitive collector exhibits at most PNNA conventions.

Grading ServicesANACS often attends PNNA conventions, but was not expected to attend this spring. Discount codes are available for online 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.

Literature – Free copies of the 2nd Q 2022 edition of The Nor’wester (cover image below) were available at this show. Also see The Nor’wester online editions.

The Nor'wester cover - 2nd Quarter 2022
The Nor’wester cover – 2nd Quarter 2022

Meetings – A PNNA board meeting was held at 8:00 AM on Saturday, and the annual PNNA general membership meeting was held at about 6:00 PM.

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 were available as souvenirs, thanks to the PNNA’s popular machine!

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 was offered on both Saturday and Sunday (April 9-10).

Cancelled for this show! Boy and Girl Scout programs were scheduled to be offered again in 2022 – See scouting page.

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

General Chairman’s Message by Kevin Charboneau:

Life as we know it might be getting closer to where we would like it to be. The PNNA Spring Convention and Coin Show is almost upon us. We believe that most of the restrictions will be lifted by the time we come together on April 8, 9 and 10. Again, we are setting up at the Tukwila Community Center.

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, whether it be classic or modern, U.S. or world, coins/currency or tokens and medals. These are exciting times. I am writing to you from the ANA National Money Show® in Colorado Springs. The electricity on the bourse floor here is exciting! I hope we have that kind of excitement in April at the PNNA Convention.

We will not have any numismatic theater, collector exhibits or scouting merit badge programs this year because of the limitations that were in place during our planning. We had to err on the side of safety at the time the plans were being made, and there were just too many unknowns. We will, however, have the youth treasure hunt on Saturday. I look forward to seeing you there.

The annual convention brings together many of our members. This is a great opportunity for our existing members to demonstrate the vitality of our hobby to the newest members of your local club. I encourage you to bring someone as your guest to this event.

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 website page.

The PNNA annual meeting on Saturday was open to all, and your comments and suggestions on how the PNNA can best promote our wonderful hobby are welcome.

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

Numismatic Exhibits | Past spring convention reports