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PNNA 2nd Q 2024 edition of The Nor’wester

The 2nd Quarter 2024 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is available online at https://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2024_Q2.pdf.

The Nor'wester cover - 2nd Quarter 2024
The Nor’wester cover – 2nd Quarter 2024

As announced before, there will be only two main editions of The Nor’wester each year, for the spring convention and the fall coin show. This is one of those editions and is 24 pages in full color!

Summary of 2nd Quarter content:

  • PNNA President’s message by Ed Fischer.
  • PNNA Convention welcome message by Kevin Charboneau.
  • Other PNNA news including about the Washington State (Puyallup) Fair, PNNA exhibits and PNNA awards.
  • A feature article by Eric Holcomb, “Morgan Dollars—Including Coin Club Show and Tell.”
  • A related short article by Mark Benvenuto, “Silver Dollars, or Another Bullion Coin?”
  • Statements by PNNA Board Candidates for the 2024-2026 term. (Election ballots will be enclosed or attached separately.)

Back issues of The Nor’wester are available online.

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

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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PNNA 1st Q 2024 Nor’wester

The 1st Quarter 2024 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at https://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2024_Q1.pdf.

As announced previously, there will be only two main editions of The Nor’wester each year, for the spring convention and the fall coin show. The other two editions will be smaller like this edition. This change allows the two main editions to have more pages, more articles and stories, more photos, and additional dealer ads if requested.

Summary of 1st Quarter content:

  • PNNA President’s message by Ed Fischer.
  • Other PNNA news including brief mentions of the Washington State (Puyallup) Fair, the spring convention in Tukwila, collector exhibits and annual awards. Also, upcoming PNNA elections.
  • PNNA scholarship application for ANA Summer Seminar 2024.
  • A flyer for the BECC Coin Show, Jan. 20-21 in Kent, Wash.

Back issues of The Nor’wester are available online.

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

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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2023 PNNA Convention Report & Video

The 72nd Annual PNNA Convention and Spring Coin Show was held April 14-16, 2023, in Tukwila, Washington, and was a huge success! Convention chairman Kevin Charboneau reported a three-day public attendance of 1,137, and many dealers with tables at the show reported excellent business.

David Edge, of the Seattle Coin Club, interviewed several dealers, along with PNNA “penny squisher” Rick Schulz, and produced a nice 5-minute video, which you can view on YouTube via the link below.

In other convention activity, James Reinders reported that the BSA coin collecting merit badge workshop held on Saturday was highly successful, with about 25 scouts participating. The youth “treasure hunt” was held in a simplified format, with local volunteer Tony Kalt filling in for ANA Past President Walt Ostromecki. The collector exhibits were noncompetitive this time, but there were four nice exhibits for show visitors to view on Saturday.

Congratulations to Bob Everett Memorial Award winner Mark Gruner, announced at the Saturday evening general membership meeting. Award information has been updated on this website – see the awards page.

Thanks to all who attended the convention/coin show, and to all who helped including especially the South Hill Coin Club volunteers. The PNNA 18th Annual Fall Coin Show in Tukwila is scheduled for October 6-8, 2023.

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PNNA 2nd Q 2023 edition of The Nor’wester

The 2nd Quarter 2023 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is available online at https://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2023_Q2.pdf.

The Nor'wester cover - 2nd Quarter 2023
The Nor’wester cover – 2nd Quarter 2023

As announced last year, there will be only two main editions of The Nor’wester each year, for the spring convention and the fall coin show. This is one of those editions, and is 24 pages in full color!

Summary of 2nd Quarter content:

  • PNNA President’s message by Ed Fischer.
  • PNNA Convention welcome message by Kevin Charboneau.
  • Other PNNA news including about the Washington State (Puyallup) Fair, PNNA exhibits and PNNA awards.
  • A feature article by Tom Sparks about “The Short Snorter of Major General Clayton L. Bissell,” which was on display at the Phoenix ANA National Money Show.
  • Two interesting short articles by Adhitri S., a YN from Indiana.

Back issues of The Nor’wester are available online.

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

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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PNNA 2nd Q 2022 edition of The Nor’wester

The 2nd Quarter 2022 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at https://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2022_Q2.pdf.

We’re pleased that this is once again the spring convention special edition, with 16 total pages, including 8 in color. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • PNNA President’s message by VP Rick Schulz, filling in for Ed Fischer.
  • PNNA convention welcome message by Kevin Charboneau.
  • An interesting feature article, “Time to Start a Quarters Collection?” by Mark Benvenuto.
  • ANA/PNNA news, including about National Coin Week, April 17-23.
  • A photo gallery of Conder Tokens, as an incentive to consider applying for the PNNA’s new McKivor Memorial Scholarship to attend the British Token Congress in England this fall.
  • Advertisements by ANACS, Heritage Auctions, Renton Coin Shop, West Coast Coins and other local dealers.

Back issues of The Nor’wester are available online.

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

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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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. This show was moved up a week due to the cancellation of the PNNA convention.

Back issues of The Nor’wester are available 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).
  • 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. Special discounted ANACS submissions are still available.

Back issues of The Nor’wester are available 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 of The Nor’wester are available online.

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 of The Nor’wester are available online.

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 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 of The Nor’wester are available online.

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

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb