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This page provides a summary of news headlines appearing on the PNNA home page.

December – Happy Holidays! All local coin shows for 2006 are now complete, and we hope you added a numismatic item or two to your gift basket or stocking! Happy Holidays from the PNNA! See the PNNA president's message!

November – Coin Shows! – The popular Everett Coin Club annual show was held November 18-19 at the Normanna Hall in Everett, WA. The first annual King County Coin Show, a one-day show held at the same location as the PNNA convention in Tukwila, was held on Saturday, November 11, and was a big success!

October – PNNA-Willamette Coin Club 2nd Annual Fall Convention & Coin Show held October 14-15, 2006 in Portland, Oregon. See the PNNA president's message and the local news page. $1 and $5 PNNA convention scrip were available in limited quantities with serial numbers! The $5 notes sold out Saturday afternoon.

September 24 – Puyallup Fair September 8-24 – The PNNA sponsored the annual coin exhibit in the Hobby Hall, with assistance from several local coin clubs. We had handouts including magazine copies, event calendars, a coin club list and coins for junior collectors! No volunteer is knowledgeable about all aspects of numismatics – if your question wasn't answered or if you were unable to attend the Fair, please e-mail your question to, and it will be directed to a local expert for a response.

September 11 – 9/11 Fifth Anniversary – See Numismatic remembrance of national tragedies.

August 20 – ANA Convention – The ANA Anniversary Convention, also known as the World's Fair of Money®, took place in Denver August 16-19, 2006.

June/July – ANA Reschedules 2007 Spring Convention – Citing a conflict with the Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention, the ANA has rescheduled the 2007 National Money Show™ from Sacramento, CA (Mar 23-25) to Charlotte, NC (Mar 16-18). This will make it more difficult for west coast collectors to attend.

May 31 – Coin Shows Cancelled – The PNNA has received word that the upcoming coin shows scheduled for the Lynnwood Convention Center and the Tacoma Dome have been cancelled. Please note that these shows were sponsored by Pretty Panda Promotions, not by the PNNA. The promoter is reportedly looking to schedule new coin shows in a different location.

April 30 – Washington State quarter design selection – The Washington State quarter is scheduled for release in 2007. The U.S. Mint has created three designs, and the public vote took place in April, after which Governor Gregoire will consider the results of the vote before selecting a winner. Look for the results of the public vote online at

April 23 – PNNA Annual Convention (April 21-23). Bourse activity was very brisk – one of the best attended PNNA conventions ever!! Photo: convention "token" (pewter examples were given out with $2 paid admission). Thank you for attending the convention!!

April 23 – National Coin Week – April 16-22. Theme: A penny saved is history learned.
See the National Coin Week club awards page.

March/April – Nor'wester Convention Special Edition – The 2nd quarter edition of The Nor'wester is a special expanded 16-page edition for the PNNA convention in Tukwila. 750 extra copies were printed for distribution at the convention, and extra copies are available by request.

April 9-30 – We regret to announce that longtime PNNA stalwart Marge Farnam passed away April 8, 2006. Marge served the PNNA and the University Coin Club in a number of capacities over many years, including service as PNNA President. A memorial service was held on Sunday, April 30.

March 21 – Scholarships – PNNA awarded two scholarships – one adult and one YN (ages 13-22) – to the ANA Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, CO. Each package includes round trip airfare, seminar tuition and room/board on the campus of The Colorado College, up to a limit of $1,000. Congratulations to winners Matthew Crane (YN) and Gawain O'Connor (adult). Please see the scholarship page for more information.

March 15 – Exhibit Application – The 2006 PNNA exhibit application was available as a PDF file. This is for display case collector exhibits at the PNNA annual convention; it is NOT a dealer bourse application.

February 26 – Scholarship Application Deadline is March 15 – PNNA offered TWO scholarships – one adult and one YN (ages 13-22) to the ANA Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, CO. Each package includes round trip airfare, seminar tuition and room/board on the campus of The Colorado College, up to a limit of $1,000.

February 12 – Boling at SKCCC! – PNNA Secretary, Treasurer and Exhibit Chief Judge Joseph Boling spoke at the February 9 meeting of the South King County Coin Club. His topic was "Exhibiting at Coin Shows." See the PNNA club page for more club information about the SKCCC.

January 7 – We regret to announce that Mary Cushing, wife of PNNA director Del Cushing, passed away on December 14, 2005. Mary was also a collector, was active with hospitality at PNNA conventions for many years, and was well-liked by everyone. Donations in her memory can be made to the American Cancer Society.

January 2 – Happy New Year! – The PNNA would like to wish everyone a happy new year! The PNNA is planning several exciting events and programs for 2006, including two annual conventions and a scholarship program. See the story below for links to more information.

January 2 – Nor'wester Mailed — The 1st Quarter 2006 edition of the PNNA's quarterly publication, The Nor'wester, was mailed recently. Some content, including the President's Message, local news, and the 2006 scholarship application, is (or was) available on this website.