Upcoming shows & conventions with collector exhibits
Central States Numismatic Society
CANCELLED! Next show: Apr 22-25, 2020 in Schaumburg, IL
ANA World’s Fair of Money®
Next show: Aug 4-8, 2020 in Pittsburgh, PA
PNNA Fall Convention (information to be added)
New show: Sep 25-27, 2020 at Tukwila Community Center,
Willamette Coin Club Fall Show (information to be added)
Next show: Oct 31-Nov 1, 2020 at DoubleTree Lloyd Center,
Everett Coin Club
Next show: Nov 21, 2020 at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Everett, WA
Salem Coin, Stamp and Postcard Show
Next show: Dec 5-6, 2020 at Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR
Florida United Numismatists (FUN)
Next show: Jan 7-10, 2021 in Orlando, FL
ANA National Money Show
Next show: March 11-13, 2021 at the Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ
PNNA Collector Exhibit Rules and Application Forms:
For the Portland fall show – Beginning in 2020, there will be separate PNNA and WCC fall shows. The WCC will likely publish its own exhibit rules and application.
At the Tukwila conventions, there should normally be space available for those PNNA members who wish to exhibit. Advance registration is requested for planning purposes and to ensure availability of cases, especially for large exhibits. Then bring your display to the convention and report to the Exhibit Chairman. You will be checked in and assigned display cases (or table space if bringing your own cases). If you wish to exhibit competitively, you must have your exhibit in place on time (by noon Saturday). Join the fun, exhibit!
See the exhibit rating sheet (how your exhibit will be judged).
Additional information or forms may be needed if you intend to have someone else place or remove your exhibit, or if you are a multiple winner of first place awards at previous PNNA conventions. Contact the exhibit chairman or chief judge, or email email@example.com.
Not a PNNA member? Please join PNNA now to be eligible to exhibit and win awards at the next PNNA convention! Have a great experience exhibiting at PNNA!
PNNA exhibit classes/awards:
Competitive exhibits (spring and fall Tukwila shows; new names may be given to fall show awards):
Best-of-Show – Byron F. Johnson, Jr. Memorial Award.
Best exhibit of tokens or medals – C. E. “Hepp” Heppner Memorial Award.
People’s Choice – Del Cushing Memorial Award.
Classified exhibit awards: (new for 2019 for both the annual spring and fall conventions)
- Class 1 – Coins.
- Class 2 – Paper money.
- Class 3 – Tokens, medals, decorations and exonumia.
- Class 4 – Common element.
- Class 5 – Topical.
- Class 6 – Pacific Northwest numismatic material.
Non-competitive exhibits – No specific awards.
Any club that wants a program on exhibit-building should contact the PNNA secretary at the address/phone on the PNNA officers/board page.
PNNA Exhibit News
Due to cancellation of the spring show, the next scheduled PNNA show in Tukwila is now the fall show in September.
Collector exhibits are encouraged at the Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association annual convention and coin show in Tukwila, and at the new fall Tukwila show. Exhibits are displayed in a separate room across from the bourse area. This room is only for exhibits, and sometimes for club tables for clubs that would like to participate. This arrangement allows more space for exhibits and makes it easier for the public to view your display. There is enough room for about 36 cases.
Exhibiting is not complicated. Please register in advance (no later than the weekend before the show), bring you display, check in with the Exhibit Chairman or assistant, then place your exhibit in the assigned cases or on the assigned table space if using your own cases. With PNNA exhibit cases, you may keep the key(s) until you remove your exhibit. (A limited number of standard Allstate cases are available.) Exhibits need to be in place by noon on Saturday to be eligible for exhibit awards. Exhibits can be competitive or non-competitive, with competitive having priority on available cases/table space. Remember that the PNNA best of show winner receives $200 in assistance to take the winning exhibit to the ANA anniversary convention in the same year. We hope to see your exhibit at the convention!
Exhibitors are requested to complete the simplified one-page exhibit application (PDF file – fill and save form) in advance. If you intend to have someone else place or remove your exhibit or if you are a multiple winner of first place exhibit awards at previous PNNA conventions, please contact chief judge Eric Holcomb for the necessary information and forms.
For more information, check out other pages in this section:
Past PNNA best-of-show exhibit award winners
Numismatic Exhibiting Guide (“How to Exhibit”) by ANA Chief Judge Joseph E. Boling
PNNA rules for exhibiting and judging
PNNA exhibit application (Tukwila)
Sample exhibit rating sheet.
PNNA / Willamette Coin Club Show Exhibits
The PNNA-Willamette Coin Club Annual Fall Convention & Coin Show was held each fall in Portland. (Beginning in 2020 there will be two separate fall shows.) Collector exhibits at this show are encouraged, and have good public visibility on tables at the center of the main aisle. See the completed events page for results for the 2010-2019 fall shows. Note that there may be different rules and application forms in 2020. Information will be posted when available.
ANA Convention Exhibits
Spring convention – If you are interested in exhibiting at future spring conventions (National Money Show), write to ANA headquarters and request the exhibit rules and application, or find them on the ANA website NMS page. The case limit for spring shows is completely different from summer shows (up to fifteen cases if you show only one exhibit), which provides an opportunity to show the large exhibit you have always had in the back of your mind. The 2021 spring convention is in Phoenix, Arizona.
Summer (anniversary) convention – If you want to exhibit at the ANA anniversary convention (World’s Fair of Money) in Pittsburgh (2020), ask ANA for the exhibit rules and application, or see the ANA website WFoM page.