PNNA News 2010

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Events and Other News

Happy Holidays! – The PNNA would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season this year. While you’re doing your holiday shopping, why not consider a numismatic gift for someone on your list this year? Possible sources include local coin clubs, coin shows and coin dealers, online auctions such as eBay, and the U.S. Mint.

The Willamette Coin Club/PNNA 6th Annual Fall Convention & Coin Show was held Oct. 23-24, 2010 at the DoubleTree Lloyd Center Hotel in Portland.

Past WCC/PNNA fall coin show reports:
2005-2019 reports consolidated into a 23-page PDF file.

The 4th Quarter 2010 edition of The Nor’wester has been completely mailed (as of Oct. 4), and is now available on this website. (see online editions page).

Rick Schulz at Puyallup Fair
Rick Schulz at Puyallup Fair

Puyallup Fair concludes! (Sept. 10-26, 2010). The PNNA sponsors the annual coin exhibit in the Hobby Hall, with assistance from several local coin clubs. We have handouts including magazine copies, event calendars, a coin club list and coins for junior collectors! No volunteer is knowledgeable about all aspects of numismatics – if your question wasn’t answered or if you were unable to attend the Fair, please e-mail your question to, and it will be directed to a local expert for a response. Photo: PNNA Fair coordinator Rick Schulz in front of the PNNA’s Hobby Hall display.

ANA Convention – Boston, Massachusetts – August 10-14, 2010. See a brief report with a couple photos!

Memorial – The PNNA regrets to announce the death in July 2010 of PNNA member and longtime Northwest collector Al Westerhof.

The 3rd Quarter 2010 edition of The Nor’wester has been printed and mailed (as of June 30), and is now available on this website (see online editions page).

New article! Two-part series reprinted from The Conder Token Collector’s Journal, Spring 2010: “How and Why Grade Must Equal Price” and “Trashed Tokens” by Jerry Bobbe. This is a very interesting and important read even if you’ve never heard of a Conder token before.

2010 PNNA convention token model coin
2010 PNNA convention token model

The 61st annual PNNA Convention was held April 16-18, 2010 in Tukwila, Washington. There was a large active bourse, exhibits, club meetings, a popular young numismatist (YN) program, and souvenir tokens! We hope you were there! Photo: 1851 Mexican Republic 1/2 real coin from Zacatecas mint — model for 2010 PNNA token design.

Past spring convention reports:
2001-2019 reports consolidated into a 40-page PDF file.

The 2nd Quarter 2010 convention edition of The Nor’wester has been printed and mailed, and is now available on this website (see online editions page). Printed copies were distributed at the Tukwila convention.

Bank Notes of Algeria and Tunisia (as French colonies) by Steve Cox. (Article in PDF format)

PNNA Scholarships – Competition for scholarships to the 2010 ANA Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado has concluded. Applications were due April 1, 2010. The winner(s) was announced at the Tukwila convention.

Happy New Year from the PNNA! The 1st Quarter 2010 edition of The Nor’wester was mailed to PNNA members shortly after Christmas. See the 1st Q 2010 edition online.