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PNNA 2nd Q 2021 edition of The Nor’wester

The 2nd Quarter 2021 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at https://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2021_Q2.pdf.

Normally this would be the spring convention special edition, however, due to the cancellation of this year’s spring convention, it’s a smaller 12-page edition, but still in color! Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • PNNA President’s message by Ed Fischer.
  • A notice about ANA National Coin Week, April 18-24.
  • Two interesting feature articles about tokens, “Fantasy Upon Fantasy: A Restaurant’s Fake Past” by Kevin Akin, and “It’s a Fantasy: or how I spent $10.00 at the PNNA Tukwila Coin Show on 3 “Fake” tokens” by James Bard.
  • Advertisements by ANACS, Heritage Auctions, West Coast Coins and two other local dealers. In addition, the April 10-11 coin show in Post Falls, Idaho is advertised, and dealer tables may still be available. This show was moved up a week due to the cancellation of the PNNA convention.

Back issues of The Nor’wester are also available at https://www.pnna.org/wp/news/the-norwester/norwester-online/. Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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PNNA 2nd Q 2020 Nor’wester spring edition

The 2nd Quarter 2020 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at https://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2020_Q2.pdf. This is a 16-page spring edition with eight color pages. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Important information about the cancellation of the PNNA spring convention in Tukwila (originally scheduled for April), and the planned fall convention in September.
  • PNNA President’s message by James Reinders.
  • An interesting feature article, “National Banks Names: A Window into United States Economic History,” by Tom Tullis.
  • A short report, also with cover photo, about “Tom Rogers at Carson City Mint” (for the CC Mint’s 150th anniversary).
  • A summary of PNNA and ANA news available online, including information about National Coin Week.
  • Advertisements by ANACS, Heritage Auctions and local PNNA dealers. Please note that special discounted ANACS submissions are still available.

Back issues are also available at https://www.pnna.org/wp/news/the-norwester/norwester-online/.

Election! PNNA members should have received an election ballot (either in paper or PDF form) for PNNA officers and board members for the 2020-2022 term of office. The new officers, board members and committees will be listed in the PNNA Governance section as soon as the new officers are installed, which is expected to take place via a phone conference on April 18.

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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PNNA 2nd Q 2019 Nor’wester convention edition

The 2nd Quarter 2019 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2019_Q2.pdf. Like last year, this is a 16-page spring convention special edition with eight color pages. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Important information about the upcoming annual PNNA convention in Tukwila (March 15-17), including a welcome message by General Chairman Kevin Charboneau.
  • PNNA President’s message by James Reinders.
  • An interesting article, “Manganese, an Almost Unknown Metal in Coins,” by Mark Benvenuto.
  • A summary of PNNA and ANA news available online, including information about National Coin Week.
  • Advertisements by ANACS, Heritage Auctions and local PNNA dealers.

Free paper copies of this edition will be available at the Tukwila show.

Back issues are also available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA, and I hope to see you in Tukwila.

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb

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PNNA 2nd Q 2018 Nor’wester convention edition

The 2nd Quarter 2018 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2018_Q2.pdf. Like last year, this is a 16-page spring convention special edition with eight color pages. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Important information about the upcoming annual PNNA convention in Tukwila (March 16-18), including a welcome message by General Chairman Kevin Charboneau.
  • PNNA President’s message by James Reinders.
  • An interesting feature article, “Robert Scot: First Appointed Chief Engraver of the United States Mint,” by Bill Nyberg, which will also be the featured Numismatic Theater presentation at the convention.
  • A summary of PNNA and ANA news available online, including information about National Coin Week.
  • Advertisements by ANACS, Heritage Auctions and local PNNA dealers.

Free paper copies of this edition will be available at the Tukwila show.

Back issues are also available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA, and I hope to see you in Tukwila.

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb

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PNNA 2nd Q 2017 Nor’wester convention edition

The 2nd Quarter 2017 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2017_Q2.pdf. Like last year, this is a 16-page spring convention special edition with eight color pages. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Important information about the upcoming annual PNNA convention in Tukwila (March 17-19), including a welcome message by General Chairman Kevin Charboneau.
  • PNNA President’s message by James Reinders.
  • An interesting feature article, “The Wright Brothers and a National Bank President,” by Tom Tullis.
  • A summary of PNNA and ANA news available online, including information about National Coin Week.
  • Advertisements by ANACS, Heritage Auctions and local PNNA dealers.

Back issues are also available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA, and I hope to see you in Tukwila this weekend.

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb

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PNNA 2nd Q 2016 Nor’wester convention edition

The 2nd Quarter 2016 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2016_Q2.pdf. Like last year, this is a 16-page spring convention special edition with eight color pages. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Important information about the upcoming annual PNNA convention in Tukwila (Apr. 22-24), including a welcome message by General Chairman Kevin Charboneau.
  • PNNA President’s message by Danny Bisgaard.
  • An interesting feature article, “Letters to the Rescue!” (about National Currency) by Tom Tullis, which will also be an exhibit at the convention.
  • A summary of PNNA and ANA news available online, including information about National Coin Week.
  • Advertisements by ANACS, Heritage Auctions and local PNNA dealers.

Back issues are also available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

The PNNA is also having an election for Board of Directors for the 2016-2018 term, plus a Bylaws amendment. You must be a PNNA member to receive a ballot. If you are a current member and did not receive a ballot, please contact info@pnna.org.

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA, and I hope to see you in Tukwila.

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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Tukwila show report and collector exhibit winners

Winners of judged collector exhibit prizes from the PNNA 2015 spring convention and coin show in Tukwila have been posted, along with photos of the winning exhibits, to:

http://www.pnna.org/exhibits/exhibits_2015.html.

Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all who participated. We hope to see you again in Portland in October 2015, and Tukwila in April-May 2016. Please contact the PNNA if you have any questions about collector exhibits.

For a report on the May 1-3, 2015 Tukwila convention including other awards, please see:

http://www.pnna.org/convention/spring/convention_report_2015.html.

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PNNA Convention this weekend, May 1-3 in Tukwila

Don’t forget, the annual PNNA spring convention in Tukwila, Washington is this weekend, May 1-3, 2015, with the show opening to the public at noon on Friday, for an admission charge as low as $2.00 (or $5.00 for the entire weekend). See the convention webpage at http://www.pnna.org/convention/convention.html for much more information, including a link to the dealer list. See you in Tukwila for the PNNA’s 75th anniversary!

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PNNA 2nd Q Nor’wester convention edition

The 2nd Quarter 2015 convention special edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://www.pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2015_Q2.pdf. If you are a current PNNA member (or were a member in 2014) you should receive a paper copy of this issue along with an invitation to attend the PNNA’s 75th anniversary party in Tukwila, even if you normally subscribe to the online-only option. If your membership did expire at the end of 2014, please pay by check or online or at the convention to renew your membership. (Please see http://www.pnna.org/info/membership.html for renewal information.)

This special 16-page edition of The Nor’wester includes eight color pages, including a back-cover ad by ANACS, which will again accept submissions for certification and grading at this year’s PNNA convention in Tukwila, May 1-3, 2015. Inside you’ll find the PNNA president’s and convention chairman’s messages, other PNNA and ANA information, a PNNA 75th anniversary trivia page in color, an article by a PNNA member, and coin dealer advertisements. The front cover features the exciting 75th anniversary medal design by former U.S. Mint sculptor-engraver Thomas D. Rogers. Current plans call for these medals to be ready for sale in Tukwila!

Back issues of The Nor’wester are available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html.

Once again, thanks for your interest in the PNNA, and we’ll see you in Tukwila!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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PNNA Convention this weekend, May 2-4 in Tukwila

Don’t forget, the annual PNNA spring convention in Tukwila, Washington is this weekend, May 2-4. with the show opening to the public at noon on Friday, for an admission charge as low as $2.00 (or $5.00 for the entire weekend). See the convention webpage at http://www.pnna.org/convention/convention.html for much more information, including a link to the convention program and dealer list. See you in Tukwila!