Events / Other News
Happy Holidays from the PNNA! The 1st Quarter 2010 edition of The Nor’wester was edited and mailed to PNNA members! (See online editions page for this and other back issues.)
Revamped Website! The PNNA website is in the process of being redone using Microsoft Expression Web software, and you can already see some of the results! Please contact the webmaster if you have comments or suggestions, or would like to contribute something. Note: This version of the website remained the primary version until the end of 2019, and is now being replaced by the current website built using WordPress.
The PNNA-Willamette Coin Club Fall Convention & Coin Show was held Oct. 24-25, 2009 in Portland, OR, and this was the 5th annual event. We hope you didn’t miss the show!
The 4th Quarter 2009 edition of The Nor’wester has been mailed to PNNA members, as of Oct. 1. This edition features a report on the ANA summer seminar. See this edition online.
ANA Convention! – The annual World’s Fair of Money® was held Aug. 5-9, 2009 in Los Angeles, CA.
The 3rd Quarter 2009 edition of The Nor’wester has been mailed to PNNA members. This edition features brief reports and photos of the ANA Portland show in March and the PNNA Tukwila show in April.
The PNNA regrets to announce the passing of longtime Northwest collectors Jack Meeker (PNNA 867) on July 3, and Al Nystrom (PNNA HLM 16) on April 30. Al was best known for his wooden money collection. Al’s wife, Nina Nystrom, passed away many years ago, and the PNNA’s Nina Nystrom Memorial Goodwill Ambassador Award is named in her honor.
The 60th annual PNNA Convention was held April 17-19, 2009 in Tukwila, Washington. Although attendance was down some from last year, it was still a well-attended event, with a large active bourse, exhibits, and a popular young numismatist (YN) program! Hope you were there!
ANA National Money Show, Portland, Oregon, March 13-15, 2009. See our local host page, with more information about this highly successful show, including photos and some brief reports!
The 2nd Quarter 2009 edition of The Nor’wester was mailed to PNNA members around the beginning of March. This was the special convention edition, which this year covered both the ANA Portland show and the PNNA Tukwila show.
ALERT! The ANA issued an alert about counterfeit coins, stating that “New counterfeit operations have sprung up across the world, particularly in China.”
Numismatic markets remain strong in hard times! – Heritage Auction Galleries, which bills itself as “The World’s Largest Collectibles Auctioneer,” reported that “People are panicked in many corners — and rightly so — but not here at Heritage,” and “Collectibles, especially coins, remain extremely liquid.”