When:
April 12, 2013 – April 14, 2013 all-day
Where:
Tukwila Community Center
12424 42nd Ave. S. Tukwila
WA
Contact:
Pacific NW Numismatic Assoc. Scott Loos425-831-8789E-mailEvent website
Categories:

Get Ready! This year’s convention is scheduled for April 12-14, 2013.

  • 85 local, regional and national numismatic dealer booths.
    See the convention program and dealer list (PDF file) – find your favorite dealer’s location on the bourse floor before you arrive at the show! (2013 program to be added the week before the show.)
  • New! ANACS (grading service) will be at the show! Look for them on the bourse floor!
    According to the ANACS website, they will accept submissions but a grader will not be present.
  • Public show hours: Friday Noon – 7:00 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 6 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM.
  • Admission $2.00 per day, $5.00 for all three days. Children 12 and under are free.
  • “Early Bird” admission (9:00 AM Fri/Sat/Sun) $30.00.
  • PNNAConvention program/map handed out with paid admission.
  • Plenty of free off-street parking. – See the driving directions.
  • Located just 10 minutes from SeaTac Airport and 20 minutes from downtown Seattle.
  • Oldest and biggest coin show in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Free sample copies of The Nor’wester available.
  • Free one-year PNNA memberships (with online newsletter subscription) available with paid admission.
  • Educational Numismatic Theater presentations and meetings on Saturday.
  • Outstanding competitive collector exhibits.
  • Young numismatist (YN) treasure hunt. See Young Numismatist (YN) program information.
  • Boy and Girl Scout programs – See scouting page. (Now updated for 2013.)
  • Hourly door prizes.

See: 2012 convention report | 2012 collector exhibit report.

Welcome to Tukwila by General Chairman Mike Labosier –

Welcome to the 64th annual Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association Spring Convention and Coin Show!

The PNNA Spring Convention is the oldest and largest annual coin show in the Pacific Northwest. With 85 dealer tables, you will find national and regional dealers, as well as many of your favorite local dealers, providing a wide selection of numismatic material in all price ranges.

Temptations abound at this show! Collectors of U.S. coins will find everything from colonial coppers to gold double eagles and modern commemoratives. Coins of the Greek classical period and Roman coins of the Caesars will be well represented, along with coins of other ancient civilizations. Foreign coin enthusiasts will find dealers specializing in medieval coins, modern world coins, and everything in between. Currency collectors will find everything from colonial paper through the whole range of U.S. currency, as well as fascinating and colorful foreign bank notes. For collectors of exonumia, beautiful and historic medals and interesting tokens will be on display and available for sale.

While you’re visiting the coin show, check out the carefully prepared collector exhibits on view Saturday and Sunday. Free numismatic theater presentations are also offered on Saturday. Our highlight this year was to have been a presentation by Jeff Shevlin, Executive Director of the American Numismatic Association (ANA). Jeff was scheduled to speak about the future of the ANA and the Association’s efforts to provide more value to its members.[Note: We regret that Jeff has cancelled his appearance at the Tukwila show. ANA V.P. Walt Ostromecki will fill in for Jeff, with an interesting talk on Dumb Coins.] Also on Saturday, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts can attend clinics to earn their coin collecting merit badge. (Girl Scout clinic by request only - see scouting page.)

For the younger crowd, the popular Young Numismatist (YN) Treasure Hunt will run all three days of the show, providing YNs under age 18 with a chance to earn free coins. This program is run by Walter Ostromecki, current Vice President of the ANA and candidate for President in this year’s election. To get started, just stop by the YN table and see Walt.

The PNNA is grateful for the hard work of the convention co-host’s volunteers. The King County Coin Club (KCCC) has co-hosted the Spring Convention for many years, and its members contribute greatly to the success of the show. You will find the KCCC and other clubs listed on the PNNA website, along with their meeting locations and times. The local clubs always welcome new members, and joining a club in your area is a great way to meet fellow coin enthusiasts and make new friends.

The annual convention brings together many of our members. The PNNA annual meeting on Saturday is open to all, and your comments and suggestions on how the PNNA can best promote our wonderful hobby are most welcome.

We’re happy to see you — enjoy the show!

Hotel info – Courtyard Marriott – 16038 West Valley Highway, Tukwila, WA 98188, 425-255-0300.

General Chairman: Mike Labosier (link to PNNA officers page).

Bourse Chairman: Scott Loos (link to PNNA officers page).