Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association

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APRIL 13-15, 2012

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

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PNNA Spring Convention Report - 2012

The biggest annual coin show in the Pacific Northwest, sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association (PNNA) and now in its 12th year in Tukwila, was once again a big success, with strong attendance especially on Friday and Saturday. Total three-day attendance, although slightly less than in 2011 due to nice weather, was estimated at well over 1,000. 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.

  • Some of the speakers and 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 excellent as always, and new PNNA board member Jesse Torres did an excellent job filling in for ANA VP Walt Ostromecki, who was unable to attend due to the ANA's Executive Director selection process.

  • Boy and Girl Scout workshops were conducted on Saturday by James and Katie Reinders. Although attendance was low for the girls, those who did attend reported a successful program.

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

  • See the 3rd Quarter 2012 issue of The Nor'wester for board and general membership meeting minutes.

Special thanks to Mike Labosier for serving as general chairman for the 2012 convention.

The PNNA is pleased to announce that the association's annual convention will again be held at the Tukwila Community Center, April 12-14, 2013.

Numismatic Theater and Club Meetings
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Time Speaker/Organizer Topic or Group
8:00 AM Lisa Loos PNNA board meeting.
11:00 AM Jeff Shevlin Charbneau Dollars from the Golden Gate International Exposition.
11:00 AM Tom Sheehan U.S. Paper Money Collectors meeting.
Noon Heidi Wastweet From the Inside ... A Behind the Scenes Look of a Coin Maker and Member of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) For the U.S. Mint.
Noon   Barber Coin Collector’s Club.
Noon Larry Gaye Coin Collecting 101 - Ideas for the New Collector.
1:00 PM Larry Gaye Arab-Byzantine Numismatics.
1:00 PM   IASAC-International Association of Silver Art Collectors.
2:00 PM David Schmidt Update on Norse-American Medals.
2:00 PM   Pacific Ancient Numismatists (PAN).
2:00 PM Eric Holcomb ANA and PNNA Club Representative meeting.
3:00 PM Eric Holcomb Numismatic Washingtonia.
3:00 PM Buell Ish Colonial Coin Collector's Club (C4) meeting.
5:00 PM Eric Holcomb Exhibitors and Judges meeting.
6:15 PM Lisa Loos PNNA general membership meeting / awards presentation.

Jeff Shevlin speaker information:

Title of presentation: "Charbneau Dollars from the Golden Gate International Exposition."

Brief description: A story about Jules Charbneau, the Golden Gate International Exposition and the highly collectible little Charbneau So-Called Dollars.

Biography of Jeff Shevlin: Jeff is a writer, researcher, publisher, cataloger, public speaker, dealer, and numismatic consultant to major auction firms on So-Called Dollars. A life member of the ANA, he is also an instructor at the Summer Seminar hosted by the ANA. Jeff is preparing a new standard catalog of So-Called Dollars and is actively engaging the numismatic community in his research. Jeff has written numerous articles, given over 50 presentations and developed dozens of award winning competitive exhibits. Jeff served as the General Chairman for the 2011 National Money Show in Sacramento in 2011 and was the Numismatic Theatre Chairman in 1999. He is a former publisher of The California Numismatist, the official publication of the California State Numismatic Association (CSNA) and the Numismatic Association of Southern California. He has been an officer of numerous coin clubs including the CSNA, the Sacramento Valley Coin Club, and the Civil War Token Society. Jeff cataloged the “Bill Weber So-Called Dollar Auction” for Holabird-Kagin Americana which received the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) 2009 Award of Extraordinary Merit for the Best Auction Catalog - Exonumia.


PNNA 2012 Spring Convention Photos

Outgoing PNNA President Lisa Loos opens the general membership meeting on Saturday evening, which was Lisa's last official meeting as president. James Reinders won "Best of Show" for his exhibit Clock Makers Collection.
See the exhibit report.
Lisa Loos (left), outgoing PNNA President (see above) also received the Bob Everett Memorial Award from award committee chairman Danny Bisgaard (right). Gene Wiley (right), active and creative president of the Willamette Coin Club in Portland, received the Nina Nystrom Memorial Goodwill Ambassador Award from outgoing PNNA President Lisa Loos (left).
This year's keynote speaker was Heidi Wastweet, who gave "A Behind the Scenes Look of a Coin Maker and Member of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) For the U.S. Mint." Gawain O'Connor, member of the PNNA's education committee, served as numismatic theater coordinator again this year.
Lisa Loos (left) gives a PNNA Presidential Award to Bruce Wonder (right). Bruce is an outgoing member of the PNNA Board of Directors, and has served the PNNA and the numismatic community for many years. Photo: Cake for "The Big Coin Show" prepared by Juanita Labosier, wife of show general chairman Mike Labosier.