Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association

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APRIL 17-19, 2009
Tukwila Community Center
12424 42nd Ave. So., Tukwila, WA

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PNNA Spring Convention Report - 2009

The biggest annual coin show in the Pacific Northwest, sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association (PNNA), was once again a success, although attendance was down a bit from 2008 for various reasons, including a weak economy, nice weather convention weekend, and the national ANA show in March.

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

  • Three of the numismatic theater presenters 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 excellent as always!

  • There were four competitive collector exhibits this year, all of which were quite interesting!

  • Attendees once again received custom designed and struck pewter "tokens" while supplies lasted!

Thanks to Dick Billings for his service as convention general chairman from 2001 to 2009. Mike Labosier will take over as general chairman for the 2010 convention.

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 16-18, 2010.

Numismatic Theater and Club Meetings
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Time Speaker/Organizer Topic or Group
8:00 AM Lisa Loos PNNA board meeting.
11:00 AM Steve Cox A Brief History of the Japanese Yen.
11:00 AM Larry Gaye Coin Collecting 101 - Ideas for the New Collector.
Noon Douglas Mudd, ANA museum curator Keynote speech on the topic of the ANA museum’s latest exhibit on the American Civil War.
1:00 PM Bill McKivor Talbot, Allum, and Lee – The “Conder token” that never was.
2:00 PM Del Cushing Tenino Wooden Money.
2:00 PM Buell Ish Colonial Coin Collector's Club (C4) meeting.
3:00 PM Gawain O'Connor Irish Tokens.
3:00 PM Lora Hetzel Scout clinic and BSA Coin Collecting Merit Badge workshop.
5:00 PM Larry Rowe Exhibitors and Judges meeting.
6:15 PM Lisa Loos PNNA general membership meeting / awards presentation.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Time Speaker/Organizer Topic or Group
11:00 AM Larry Gaye Coin Collecting 101 - Ideas for the New Collector.

PNNA 2009 Spring Convention Photos

Steve Cox (left) receives speaker award from numismatic theater chairman Gawain O'Connor (right). Steve's talk was A Brief History of the Japanese Yen. ANA museum curator Douglas Mudd (left), receives award for keynote speech, An Overview of A House Divided; The Money of the Civil War.
Bill McKivor (left) receives award for his talk, Talbot, Allum, and Lee – The “Conder token” that never was. Dick Billings (right) is recognized by PNNA President Lisa Loos (left) for his service as spring convention general chairman. Dick is retiring as chairman this year.
James Reinders, scouting co-chair at the 2009 ANA National Money Show in Portland, received the Bob Everett Memorial Award. Moneyer Greg Franck-Weiby, who has struck souvenir "tokens" for the PNNA for many years, received the Nina Nystrom Memorial Goodwill Ambassador Award.