PNNA News 2015

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PNNA receives ANA Exemplary Service Award! The PNNA was pleased to receive the 2015 Exemplary Service Award from the American Numismatic Association (ANA). The award was presented at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago/Rosemont, Illinois. As noted by the ANA, “the organization (PNNA) serves collectors and dealers in the Pacific Northwest region and has been an important asset to the ANA.” Examples of PNNA activities benefiting the hobby and the ANA include co-hosting of ANA national shows (1998, 2004, 2009 and 2015), conducting ANA seminars, staffing a hobby information booth at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup, and sponsoring ANA Summer Seminar scholarships for both adults and young numismatists. Thank you, ANA! See The Numismatist, Sept. 2015, p. 78, for an article with additional information and a photo.

Another great year! 2015 was another great year for the PNNA, with the 75th anniversary celebration, the usual conventions in Tukwila and Portland, the March 2015 ANA show in Portland, plus other activities.


PNNA-Willamette Coin Club 11th Annual Fall Convention & Coin Show was held October 17-18, 2015, in Portland, OR (Dealer/exhibitor setup on Oct. 16)

Washington State (Puyallup) Fair
September 11-27, 2015, in Puyallup, WA
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.

ANA World’s Fair of Money
August 11-15, 2015, in Chicago/Rosemont, IL. See a report.

ANA Summer Seminar
June 20-July 2, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

PNNA Convention (66th Annual)
May 1-3, 2015, in Tukwila, WA
The PNNA 75th Anniversary Medals shown below were available!

PNNA 75th Anniversary Medal set (obverse)
PNNA 75th Anniversary Medal set (obverse)
PNNA 75th Anniversary Medal set (reverse)
PNNA 75th Anniversary Medal set (reverse)

ANA National Coin Week
April 19-25, 2015
Theme: “Building Tomorrows: Inspiration and Innovation at World’s Fairs.”

ANA National Money Show in Portland, March 5-7, 2015, at the Oregon Convention Center. See ANA Conventions and Shows in Portland, Oregon – 1998 to 2015, for reports and photos.


Other News

Ancient Greek Coin Online Exhibit
An online exhibition entitled “Athenian Owls” is being hosted online by the Politismos Museum of Greek History, and is free to the public for viewing through March 2016 at

Canadian Banknote Exhibit
“A Licence to Print Money,” an exhibit of historical Canadian banknotes, was on display in May and June 2015 at The Sidney Museum in British Columbia, Canada.

PNNA Scholarships
Applications for the 2015 ANA Summer Seminar were due March 1 – see the 1st Quarter Nor’wester. The winners for 2015 were announced.