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PNNA 4th Q 2021 edition of The Nor’wester

The 4th Quarter 2021 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at https://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2021_Q4.pdf.

Normally this would be the Fall Coin Show special edition, however, due to possible smaller attendance at this year’s fall shows, it’s a smaller 8-page edition, but still in color! We have not printed extra copies for distribution at the shows, but hope to return to that practice in 2022. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • PNNA President’s message by Ed Fischer.
  • Brief news about the Washington State Fair, the fall coin shows, and PNNA members who received awards at the ANA convention.
  • A feature article, “MicroSummit 2021,” by Allen G. Berman.
  • A back-cover advertisement by ANACS, a centerfold ad by Heritage Auctions, and an ad for the fall Inland Empire Coin Show in Post Falls, Idaho.

The fall PNNA and WCC shows in Tukwila and Portland are still scheduled – see https://www.pnna.org/wp/events/fall/. The Tukwila show is next weekend – October 8-10.

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 3rd Q 2021 edition of The Nor’wester

The 3rd Quarter 2021 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at https://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2021_Q3.pdf.

Normally this would be the Washington State (Puyallup) Fair special edition, however, due to uncertainties about the PNNA’s participation in the Fair this year, it’s a smaller 8-page edition, but still in color! Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • PNNA President’s message by Ed Fischer.
  • Updates on the Washington State Fair and about Scout Workshops. Note that the PNNA is still expected to have limited participation in the Fair.
  • A feature article, “Classic Morgan and Peace Dollars in Modern Times,” by Mark Benvenuto.
  • An obituary for Bill McKivor, 1940-2021.
  • A back-cover advertisement by ANACS, and an ad for the fall Inland Empire Coin Show in Post Falls, Idaho.

The fall PNNA and WCC shows in Tukwila and Portland are still scheduled and will be covered in the next edition of The Nor’wester. Also see https://www.pnna.org/wp/events/fall/.

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 4th Q 2020 edition of The Nor’wester

The 4th Quarter 2020 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at https://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2020_Q4.pdf.

Normally this would be the fall convention special edition, however, due to the cancellation of this year’s two fall shows (in Tukwila and Portland), it’s a smaller 8-page regular edition, but printed in color! Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • PNNA President’s message by Ed Fischer.
  • A summary of PNNA annual awards.
  • Two short articles, “The Shortest National Bank Title” and “The Longest National Bank Title,” by Tom Tullis.
  • An interesting feature article, “Coin Collecting Merit Badges — now done virtually!” by James Reinders and Tony Kalt.
  • Advertisements by ANACS and Heritage Auctions. ANACS has a special offer, and Heritage has some great upcoming auctions as usual!

In addition, readers are encouraged to view two special World War II-related articles available via links on the homepage:

  • The Short Snorter Project has released a book by Thomas J. Sparks titled The Short Snorter Project – Still Keeping the Memories Alive – Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II. The link on the website allows you to access the book for free on the Newman Numismatic Portal.
  • Another WWII story – ”The Occupation of Hong Kong and the Life of a Veteran” by Michael Souza, is an abridged version of an award-winning article originally written in 2018 for the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association’s CN Journal. This is a 50-page PDF file (currently hosted directly on the PNNA website), well-illustrated and easy to read.

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 4th Q 2019 Nor’wester convention edition

The 4th Quarter 2019 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2019_Q4.pdf. This is a 16-page fall convention special edition with eight color pages, similar to the spring convention special edition that has been published for a number of years. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Important information about the upcoming annual PNNA/WCC convention in Portland (Nov. 1-3), including a welcome message by General Chairman Ed Fischer.
  • PNNA President’s message by James Reinders.
  • An interesting feature article, “U.S. Gold “Half Dollars” – Where Are They Now?” by Mark Benvenuto.
  • Two articles about ANA Summer Seminar by the PNNA scholarship recipients. Both were very creative!
  • 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 we’ll hopefully see you in Portland!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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PNNA 4th Q 2018 Nor’wester convention edition

The 4th Quarter 2018 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2018_Q4.pdf. This is a 16-page fall convention special edition with eight color pages, similar to the spring convention special edition that has been published for a number of years. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Important information about the upcoming annual PNNA/WCC convention in Portland (Oct. 19-21), including a welcome message by General Chairman Ed Fischer.
  • PNNA President’s message by James Reinders.
  • 2018 Washington State (Puyallup) Fair report and photos.
  • An interesting feature article, “Community Currency” by Tony Kalt.
  • An article about ANA Summer Seminar by the PNNA scholarship recipient.
  • 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 we’ll hopefully see you in Portland!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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PNNA 4th Q 2017 Nor’wester convention edition

The 4th Quarter 2017 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2017_Q4.pdf. This is a 16-page fall convention special edition with eight color pages, similar to the spring convention special edition that has been published for a number of years. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Important information about the upcoming annual PNNA/WCC convention in Portland (Oct. 20-22), including a welcome message by General Chairman Ed Fischer.
  • PNNA President’s message by James Reinders.
  • 2017 Washington State (Puyallup) Fair report and photos.
  • An interesting article, “North and South, the PGM Bullion Coins” by Mark Benvenuto.
  • Articles about ANA Summer Seminar by the PNNA scholarship recipients.
  • 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 we’ll hopefully see you in Portland!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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PNNA 4th Q Nor’wester convention edition

The 4th Quarter 2016 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2016_Q4.pdf. This is a 16-page fall convention special edition with eight color pages, similar to the spring convention special edition that has been published for a number of years. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Important information about the upcoming annual PNNA/WCC convention in Portland (Oct. 7-9, 2016), including a welcome message by General Chairman Ed Fischer.
  • PNNA President’s message by James Reinders.
  • Short WashJam 2016 and Washington State (Puyallup) Fair reports and photos.
  • An interesting article, “Dollars — North, Middle and South” by Mark Benvenuto.
  • Articles about ANA Summer Seminar by the PNNA scholarship recipients.
  • 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 we’ll hopefully see you in Portland!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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PNNA 4th Q Nor’wester convention edition

The 4th Quarter 2015 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://www.pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2015_Q4.pdf. Like last year, this is a 16-page fall convention special edition with eight color pages, similar to the spring convention special edition that has been published for a number of years (the past two years in color). Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Important information about the upcoming annual PNNA/WCC convention in Portland (Oct. 16-18), including a welcome message by the new General Chairman, Ed Fischer.
  • PNNA President’s message by Danny Bisgaard.
  • A short Washington State (Puyallup) Fair report and photos.
  • An obituary for PNNA and WCC member David Ownbey.
  • An interesting article, “Honoring the Olympics, North and South” by Mark Benvenuto.
  • Articles about ANA Summer Seminar by the PNNA scholarship recipients (and a PNNA Director).
  • 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.

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster

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Portland Fall Show Collector Exhibit Winners

Winners of judged collector exhibit prizes from the PNNA/WCC 2014 fall coin show in Portland have been posted, along with photos of the winning exhibits, to:

http://www.pnna.org/exhibits/exhibits_2014_fall.html.

Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all who participated. We hope to see you again in Tukwila and Portland in 2015, and March 5-7, 2015 in Portland for the ANA National Money Show. Please contact the PNNA if you have any questions about collector exhibits.

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PNNA 4th Q Nor’wester and Portland Fall Show

The 4th Quarter 2014 convention 16-page special edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://www.pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2014_Q4.pdf. Back issues are also available at http://www.pnna.org/news/norwester_online.html. If you subscribe to The Nor’wester in paper form, you should have received your copy by about the end of September.

This is an expanded edition of The Nor’wester including important information about the upcoming (October 11-12 with dealer and exhibitor setup October 10) PNNA-Willamette Coin Club 10th Annual Fall Convention & Coin Show at the DoubleTree Lloyd Center Hotel, 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, Oregon. For more information about the fall show, see http://www.pnna.org/convention/convention_fall.html.

PNNA Members: If your PNNA membership has already expired or expires this year, please see http://www.pnna.org/info/membership.html for renewal information, or wait until I send a separate email about membership renewal. Free memberships for show attendees are no longer available.

Once again, thanks for your interest in the PNNA, and I hope to see you in Portland!

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster