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

2011 (Convention / Special Events)

ALERT! Theft at Portland Show - There was a theft of numismatic items from a dealer vehicle on Saturday, October 22, 2011 during the PNNA-Willamette show in Portland. Items stolen include one set each of Mercury Dimes, Liberty Nickels, Standing Liberty Quarters, Franklin Halves and commemorative half dollars, plus other raw and certified coins including an 1894-S Morgan dollar. The sets were housed in brown Dansco albums at the time of theft. If you have information or are offered these items for sale, please contact PNNA board member Danny Bisgaard.

It's Over! PNNA-Willamette Coin Club Fall Convention & Coin Show was held October 22-23, 2011 in Portland, OR, with dealer and exhibitor setup on Friday, October 21 from 3-6 PM. See: dealer list | convention report.

Puyallup Fair! The Fair is now over. Please see the message on the homepage if you still have questions about numismatics.

ANA Convention! – The annual World’s Fair of Money® was held August 16-20 in Chicago. We're pleased to report that Katie Reinders of Oregon won the best YN exhibit award! See the report.

EAC Highlights! See highlights of the Early American Coppers May 2011 convention in Portland, including videotaped comments from local members Gene Wiley, Jerry Bobbe and Bim Gander, on the CoinWeek website.

Coin Week! ANA National Coin Week (87th Annual), April 17-23, 2011. Theme: Blue, Gray and Greenbacks. We hope you had the opportunity to participate!

It's Over! The 62nd Annual PNNA Convention was held April 8-10, 2011 in Tukwila, WA. As always, the PNNA show featured a large active bourse, exhibits, numismatic theater and club meetings, and a popular young numismatist (YN) program! See report and photos!

Convention Token! A special token or medallion with designs based on early 1800s Haitian coinage (see type description) was available in pewter to attendees at the Tukwila convention with paid admission, while supplies lasted. Be sure to keep your PNNA memorabilia collection going!

It's Over! ANA/PNNA Counterfeit Detection Seminar was held January 22-23, 2011 in Tukwila, WA.

2011 (Other News)

Newsletter! The 1st Quarter 2012 edition of The Nor'wester was mailed the week after Christmas, and is also available online (see online editions page). Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from the PNNA!

In Memoriam – The PNNA regrets to report the death on November 11 of Gregory Paul Franck-Weiby (1950-2011) of Silverton, Oregon. Greg was well-known as a numismatist, artist and peace activist, and he designed PNNA convention "tokens" for many years, including the one pictured below. Memorial services were held Saturday, December 3 at the Grange Hall in Silverton.

In Memoriam – The PNNA also regrets to report the death of PNNA member dealers George Booth and Joseph Weber in October. The memorial service for George Booth was held on Saturday, October 22.

9/11 Tenth Anniversary – See our Numismatic Remembrance of National Tragedies page.

Newsletters! The 4th Quarter 2011 edition of The Nor'wester was mailed, and is now available on this website! (see online editions page). The 3rd Quarter 2011 edition of The Nor'wester was mailed on 7/5, and is now available on this website! (see online editions page).

In Memoriam – The PNNA regrets to report the deaths of PNNA coin dealers Ed Leitner (on April 28) and Mike O'Hara (in July). This is a great loss to the Northwest collecting community. Both were respected dealers, and Mike was well-known for his coin shop in Silverdale, WA. We have word that Mike's wife Betsy is currently running the shop.

In Memoriam – The PNNA regrets to report the death on Easter Sunday (April 24) of longtime Willamette Coin Club member Jim Mabry (left in photo, receiving PNNA Presidential Award). This is a great loss to the Northwest collecting community. Jim was an expert and avid collector of tokens (among other areas).

Convention Edition! The 2nd Quarter 2011 convention edition of The Nor'wester was mailed on 3/28, and is also available on this website! (see online editions page).

Theft Reported! – A number of coins and gold nuggets were stolen from a home in Seattle on January 24. The coins are mostly modern, including U.S. gold and silver bullion coins such as the proof gold Buffalos. If you need more information, please contact the PNNA secretary for a list of the items. Information about a previous theft from a storage unit in Burien is also being provided to dealers at the PNNA convention.

Happy New Year! The 1st Quarter 2011 edition of The Nor'wester was mailed on 12/29/2010, and is now available on this website! (see online editions page).