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APRIL 29-30 & MAY 1, 2005

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

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PNNA Spring Convention Report - 2005

Friday April 29

The biggest annual coin show in the Pacific Northwest, sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association (PNNA), opened today at the Tukwila Community Center, with rainy weather as only a minor nuisance for most. Reflecting a continuing strong coin market, there is once again a very strong dealer turnout (about 100 booths) with a wide variety of material available.

Saturday April 30

The PNNA convention was in full swing on Saturday with excellent turnout on the bourse floor combined with a full day of educational programs and meetings. Attendance for Friday and Saturday was reportedly about 1,200 people total.

  • ANA Governor Art Fitts delivered the keynote address, What did you do in College, Dad? The talk featured a slide show of Harvard numismatic memorabilia, and was quite interesting, even for those of us who didn't attend Harvard!

  • 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 Trivia" game. Participation was excellent (about 100) again this year!

  • Scott and Lisa Loos were announced as the winners of the Nina Nystrom Memorial Goodwill Ambassador Award by PNNA president Larry Gaye, and PNNA secretary/treasurer Joseph Boling received the Bob Everett Memorial Award as previously announced.

  • Winners of the judged collector exhibits were announced. Unfortunately there were only two competitive exhibits this year, plus an exhibit of the PNNA memorabilia collection, and a non-competitive display of Canadian silver dollars.


PNNA 2005 Spring Convention Photos

ANA Governor Art Fitts delivers the keynote address, What did you do in College, Dad? Prue Fitts follows up with a talk on Women in Power – Vignettes of women in power on coins from ancient times to the present.
Walt Ostromecki manned the ANA table Friday and Saturday, and served as the leader for the Young Numismatists Treasure Hunt. Tom Koch (left) speaks about Military Payment Certificates, while Buell Ish (right) leads the Colonial Coin Collector's Club (C4) meeting.
PNNA secretary/treasurer Joseph Boling (right) receives the Bob Everett Memorial Award from PNNA president Larry Gaye (left). PNNA bourse chairman Scott Loos (left) and his wife Lisa (right) receive the Nina Nystrom Memorial Goodwill Ambassador Award from Larry Gaye (center).

PNNA Spring Convention Report - 2005 (cont.)

Sunday May 1

The successful 2005 PNNA convention concluded today in Tukwila, with fairly good attendance even with the weather now turned warm and sunny (like last year). Total convention paid attendance was well above last year, and just about everyone seemed to be satisfied. The PNNA was pleased to announce that the association's annual convention would again be held at the Tukwila Community Center the weekend of April 21-23, 2006.

PNNA 2005 Token Design

The PNNA was pleased to once again offer custom designed and struck “tokens” for its annual convention in Tukwila, Washington, April 29-30 and May 1, 2005. The design type is a Roman siliqua with legends that reflect the show information and dates. See article describing this design.

The following token sets were available on a pre-order basis:

  • Four-token set (gold, silver, copper and pewter) for $75.00

  • Three-token set (silver, copper and pewter) for $15.00.

Both versions were housed in Airtite holders and collector boxes. Pewter strikes were given to collectors attending the show, with paid admission.