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PNNA Young Numismatist (YN) Activities

  • Scout Clinics and Numismatic Workshops. (Updated for 2018.)

  • YN scholarship available for ANA Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs –
    See the scholarship page (which links to the scholarship application).
    The deadline is February 15. This is an annual award.

  • YN Program at PNNA Spring Conventions – The PNNA YN Treasure Hunt typically takes place all three days of the annual PNNA Convention, beginning about 3:00 PM on Friday. Young numismatists (YNs) ages 17 and under have the opportunity to earn free coins by finding stickers at various “stops” on the bourse floor. The YN program, usually run by ANA immediate past president Walt Ostromecki, is a hit with kids of all ages!! The Boeing Employees Coin Club (BECC) and/or other local coin clubs may also assist with the YN program. For more information about the BECC, see

  • YN Program at Willamette/PNNA Fall Convention – The always-popular Walt Ostromecki runs the program most years, sometimes with assistance from the Willamette Coin Club.

  • Washington State (Puyallup) Fair – This popular event is held each September. The PNNA sponsors the annual coin exhibit in the Hobby Hall, with assistance from local coin clubs. We typically have handouts including magazine copies, event calendars, a coin club list and coins (including elongateds made with the PNNA "penny press") for junior collectors! These handouts are also available at the spring and fall shows.

  • $5 YN memberships available (with online newsletter option) – see membership page.

  • Washington State Quarter Design Contest (held 2002-2005).

American Numismatic Association (ANA) YN activities and projects

  • Your Newsletter, an electronic publication for and by young numismatists.

  • Summer Seminar courses and activities in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • David R. Cervin Ancient Coin Project.

  • Early American Copper Coin Project.

  • Convention Programs.

  • Treasure Trivia.

For current information, please see the ANA YN page. Programs may be subject to change from time to time.