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The Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association (PNNA) is a regional organization for numismatists — persons who study, collect, or deal with coins, paper money, tokens and medals. The PNNA is proud to present, our home on the World Wide Web! This site is updated frequently to bring you accurate and up-to-date information about numismatics in the Pacific Northwest. PNNA members are also available to help answer your questions about numismatics. Please don't hesitate to ask us a question or to contribute information for possible use on this site! The PNNA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation registered in the State of Oregon.

Recipient of 2015 Exemplary Service Award from the American Numismatic Association.
Recipient of gift from the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES).
See 2017 news and Jan. 2019 thank-you letter from the PNNA.


PNNA Conventions & Special Events

We'll see you again at the Fair!
Washington State (Puyallup) Fair - Sept. 11-22, 2019

Important: Due to changes at the Fair, the PNNA will now only have a display and info table from September 11 to 22, and the display will be in the Pavilion.

3rd Q 2018 Washington State Fair edition of The Nor'wester.
The 2019 edition should be available by about August 1.
FREE paper copies will be available at the Fair.
See the PNNA Fair page for more info including how to volunteer,
or go directly to the PNNA Fair schedule and signup information.

We'll see you again in Portland! - November 1-3, 2019.

Understanding Exonumia Workshop is scheduled for Saturday November 2.

4th Q 2018 Fall Convention edition of The Nor'wester.
Thanks to Heritage Auctions, ANACS and other advertisers for sponsoring this edition.
The 2019 edition should be available by about mid-October.
Please pick up a free paper copy at the convention.

This year's Boeing Employees' Coin Show was held Jan. 19-20, 2019.
Next year's show is scheduled for Jan. 18-19, 2020.

1st Q 2019 Boeing Employees' Coin Show edition of The Nor'wester.
Thanks to West Coast Coins, ANACS and other advertisers for sponsoring this edition. Although this show is not a PNNA-sponsored event, it is one of the largest shows in the Northwest, and the PNNA produces a special edition for this event.

It's over for this year! March 15-17, 2019. See report/photos.
Next year's convention is scheduled for March 20-22, 2020.

2nd Q 2019 Spring Convention edition of The Nor'wester.
Thanks to Heritage Auctions, ANACS and other advertisers for sponsoring this edition.

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What is our charter?
Per Article II of the PNNA Constitution and Bylaws, "The objects and purposes of this association are to promote, extend, and protect the interests of numismatists and numismatic activities throughout the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories, and Alaska) and to foster and encourage the study of numismatics in all its forms."

What do we do?
In addition to maintaining this web site, the PNNA publishes a quarterly newsletter, holds two annual conventions, awards scholarships, promotes numismatics at the Washington State Fair each September, and conducts other programs, activities and awards such as National Coin Week awards for clubs.

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Updated 6/23/2019 by J. Eric Holcomb, PNNA Webmaster