Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association
OCTOBER 23-24, 2010
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WCC / PNNA Fall Convention Report - 2010
It's Over!! We'll see you again the same weekend in 2011 (October 21-23, 2011)!
Photo above: Exhibit hall at the DoubleTree Lloyd Center Hotel.
Other convention information:
2010 Fall Convention Report
Young Numismatist/ANA Program
Photo: James Reinders conducting the Boy Scout coin clinic at the PNNA/Willamette Coin Club fall show and "mini-convention" in Portland, OR, October 23, 2010. James' daughter Katie also conducted a Girl Scout coin clinic the same day. For current information about the Reinders' activities, see the website and e-mail listed on the scouting page.
In addition to Boy and Girl Scouts clinics, there was also a "KID'S ZONE" table inside the show which provided youth, families and non-collectors with all sorts of FREE hobby introduction information and educational materials. In addition, the Kid's Zone table sponsored a FREE 11-stop youth educational money-treasure hunt activity. The 'coin treasure' included a variety of coins attached to informative-educational cards such as: Indian cents, 1943 steel cents, 2010 Lincoln and Union shield cents, old buffalo nickels, US Mint blank planchet/Lincoln cent, foreign currency, latest US National Parks Quarters, etc.
Youth (ages 9 and up)
also had the opportunity to play "Deal or No Deal - the
Numismatic version" for taking home one of 22 US prizes, everything from 1, 2, 3 cents to
nickels, silver dimes, quarters and halves to the top prize of a silver dollar. A
pre-qualification test was required. The subject of this year's quiz dealt with foreign
currency country identification. Parents were permitted to assist their children in this learning experience.
All FREE Kid's Zone activities/programs operated during show hours on Saturday and Sunday.
The table also served as an ANA information site for members and potential new members. A show special ANA rate of $18 for new members -- for the on-line version of The Numismatist was offered by ANA Governor Walt Ostromecki. A special youth rate, for those 23 and under, was offered at $5, again for the on-line Numismatist. Ostromecki also addressed questions or concerns from the ANA membership and the public on Association matters.
Local Host Club: Willamette Coin Club website.