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The Nor'wester cover, 2nd Q 2016

APRIL 22-24, 2016

Tukwila Community Center
12424 42nd Ave. So.
Tukwila, WA

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PNNA Spring Convention Report - 2016

The biggest annual coin show in the Pacific Northwest, sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association (PNNA) and now in its 16th year in Tukwila, was once again a big success, with strong attendance in moderate weather conditions (except for some heavy rain on Sunday). Total three-day paid attendance was approximately 1,000 as usual. See the convention program with dealer list (PDF file).

In addition to bourse activity, there were exhibits, awards, numismatic theater and club meetings on Saturday, and a popular Young Numismatists (YN) program.

See 2016 Spring Convention special edition of The Nor'wester online.

  • Some of the award winners are pictured below.

  • Juniors on the bourse floor were excited to have the opportunity to complete a set of numismatic items as part of the Young Numismatist (YN) "Treasure Hunt" game. Participation was strong on Saturday, with the program once again conducted this year by ANA Past President Walt Ostromecki.

  • A Boy Scout workshop was offered by James Reinders and Tony Kalt, and was well-attended this year, with more than 30 Scouts.

  • There were four competitive collector exhibits this year in 12 cases. Two additional non-competitive exhibits were a PNNA convention memorabilia exhibit maintained by Del Cushing, and an exhibit of Medallic Art Company medals.

  • There were souvenir elongated coins with a new design, and you could make your own with the PNNA’s “penny press.”

  • The annual PNNA general membership and awards meeting was held on Saturday April 23 after the close of the bourse.

  • See the 3rd Q 2016 edition of The Nor'wester for board and general membership meeting minutes.

Special thanks to Kevin Charboneau for serving as general chairman for the 2016 convention. This was Kevin's third convention as chairman, and he did a nice job once again.

The PNNA is pleased to announce that the association's annual convention will again be held at the Tukwila Community Center, March 17-19, 2017 (earlier dates due to Easter and other major numismatic conventions).


PNNA 2016 Spring Convention Photos (PNNA Awards)

Outgoing PNNA President Danny Bisgaard opens the general membership and awards meeting. Incoming PNNA President James Reinders takes over at the general membership and awards meeting and makes his opening remarks!
Danny Bisgaard (left) received the Bob Everett Memorial Award from new PNNA president James Reinders (right). Danny has served the ANA and PNNA in many capacities! Tony Kalt (left) received the Nina Nystrom Memorial Goodwill Ambassador Award from PNNA president Danny Bisgaard (right). Tony has been active in many ways including with the YNs and Boy Scouts.
2016 PNNA presidential awards were presented to Tukwila convention chairman Kevin Charboneau, Tukwila/Portland bourse chairman Scott Loos, Tukwila exhibit chairman and convention assistant Dan Vornbrock, and Editor/Webmaster/Chief Judge Eric Holcomb. Kevin Charboneau (right) receives his presidential award from Danny Bisgaard (left).
Scott Loos (right) receives his presidential award from Danny Bisgaard (left). Eric Holcomb (right) receives his presidential award from Danny Bisgaard (left).
PNNA literary awards for best club newsletter (2016 for 2015 newsletters) were as follows: 1st place - Cowlitz Coin Club, 2nd place - Olympia Coin Club, 3rd place - South Hill Coin Club. PNNA literary awards for best article in The Nor'wester (2nd Q 2015 - 1st Q 2016) were as follows: 1st Place - Mark Benvenuto, 2nd Place - Ed Fischer, 3rd Place - Ben Mous. See the linked page for details.
Dennis Reed (left) accepts the 2nd place best club newsletter award from Danny Bisgaard (right) on behalf of the Olympia Coin Club. Rick Schulz (right) accepts the 3rd place best club newsletter award from Danny Bisgaard (left) on behalf of the South Hill Coin Club.
Ed Fischer (right) accepts the 2nd place best article award from Danny Bisgaard (left). This year's keynote speaker was Tom Tullis, speaking about "Know your Notes: Educational Sources for United States National Bank Notes" (also see related article in The Nor'wester and related collector exhibit).