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PNNA 3rd Q 2020 edition of The Nor’wester

The 3rd Quarter 2020 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at https://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2020_Q3.pdf.

Normally this would be the Washington State (Puyallup) Fair special edition, however, due to the cancellation of this year’s Fair, it’s a smaller 6-page regular edition. These pages were printed in black & white for mailing to members receiving paper copies, but you can view the pages in color online. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • PNNA President’s message by Ed Fischer.
  • News about the Fair, about the PNNA and Willamette fall coin shows, about PNNA annual awards, and about collector exhibits.
  • Links to a few classic articles recently reformatted as PDF files on the PNNA website.
  • An interesting article, “Errors in the Description!” by PNNA Life Member Joe McCarthy.
  • Another interesting article, “Why Not Some Dime Re-Design?” by Mark Benvenuto.
  • An advertisement for the Inland Empire Coin Show, Aug. 22-23 in Post Falls, Idaho, which is one of the few coin shows still scheduled to take place in person (presumably with some precautions).

Back issues 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 2019 Nor’wester Washington State Fair edition

The 3rd Quarter 2019 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2019_Q3.pdf. This is a 16-page special edition with eight color pages, produced for the upcoming Washington State Fair in Puyallup. This is the second year that the PNNA has produced a special edition for the Fair, and its issuance is the reason for delaying the 3rd Q edition by one month.

Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Welcome to Puyallup message by PNNA Fair Chairman Rick Schulz.
  • PNNA President’s message by James Reinders.
  • A report on the PNNA 70th Annual Convention, March 15-17, 2019 at the Tukwila Community Center.
  • Interesting feature articles and presentations:
    1. “U.S. Currency Treasury Seal Colors,” by Anthony (Tony) Kalt.
    2. “Apollo 11 Medals,” by Eric Holcomb. This is part of a collector exhibit which will be shown at the upcoming ANA World’s Fair of Money. More information will be available this fall.
  • A summary of PNNA and ANA news available online.
  • An event calendar and Washington coin club list.
  • There are no advertisements in this issue, which allowed more room for the feature articles!

Note that free paper copies of this special edition will be available at the Fair. Visit the PNNA booth in the Pavilion from Sept. 11 to 22.

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 hope to see you in Puyallup.

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb

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PNNA 3rd Q 2018 Nor’wester Washington State Fair edition

The 3rd Quarter 2018 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2018_Q3.pdf. This is a 16-page special edition with eight color pages, produced for the upcoming Washington State Fair in Puyallup. This is the first year that the PNNA has produced a special edition for the Fair, and its issuance is the reason for delaying the 3rd Q edition by one month.

Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Welcome to Puyallup message by PNNA Fair Chairman Rick Schulz.
  • PNNA President’s message by James Reinders.
  • A report on the PNNA 69th Annual Convention, March 16-18, 2018 at the Tukwila Community Center.
  • Interesting feature articles:
    1. “Big Silver in the U.S., Canada – and the Whole, Wide World,” by Mark Benvenuto.
    2. “Courtesy Autographs by Signers of U.S. Currency,” by Anthony (Tony) Kalt.
    3. “Sowing the Seed now for a Harvest of Collectors later,” by Thomas (Tom) Tullis.
    4. “PNNA Souvenirs and Memorabilia.”
  • A summary of PNNA and ANA news available online.
  • An event calendar and Washington coin club list (which we previously handed out as a separate sheet at the Fair).
  • There are no advertisements in this issue, which allowed more room for the feature articles!

Note that free paper copies of this special edition will be available at the Fair. Visit the PNNA booth in the Hobby Hall.

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 hope to see you in Puyallup.

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb

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PNNA 1st Q 2017 Nor’wester

The 1st Quarter 2017 edition of the PNNA’s publication, The Nor’wester, is now available online at http://pnna.org/news/pdf/PNNAnews2017_Q1.pdf. This is a 12-page regular edition. Here’s a summary of the contents:

  • Call for Awards ………………………………….. pp. 2-3
  • Spring Convention ………………………………….. p. 3
  • Collector Exhibits ……………………………………. p. 3
  • PNNA Officers List …………………………………. p. 4
  • Fall Board Meeting Minutes…………………. pp. 4-5
  • Washington State Fair Report ………………. pp. 6-7
  • Need Security Advice? …………………………….. p. 7
  • The Penny Press Fall Tour ……………………….. p. 8
  • Fall Convention Report ……………………………. p. 9
  • Scholarship Application …………………………. p. 10
    (Note: Applications are due by Feb. 15 this year!)
  • Event Calendar ……………………………………… p. 11
  • Boeing Show Ad …………………………………… p. 12

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

Once again, thank you for your interest in the PNNA.
Happy New Year.

Sincerely,
Eric Holcomb
PNNA Editor/Webmaster