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Welcome to the BECC!

This is the official web site of the Puget Sound (Seattle) area Boeing Employees' Coin Club. News items and editorial comment in this web site do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Boeing Company. The BECC meets the 4th Wednesday of each month (see club announcements or upcoming club events below). Meetings are open to all Boeing employees, retirees and other eligible persons as defined by Boeing Recreation. Mailing address: Boeing Employees' Coin Club (or B.E.C.C.) c/o Greg Smith, P.O. Box 6314, Kent, WA 98064.

The Boeing Employees' Coin Club (BECC) is one of the most active coin clubs in the Pacific Northwest region. Per the BECC Constitution and Bylaws, "We, the Boeing Employees' Coin Club, are organized in a spirit of friendliness and good fellowship to share the pleasures of coin collecting." The BECC also contributes to the objectives and purposes of the Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association — "to promote, extend, and protect the interests of numismatists and numismatic activities throughout the Pacific Northwest and to foster and encourage the study of numismatics in all its forms."

The BECC publishes a monthly newsletter (the BECC News), holds an annual coin show in January, mints an annual commemorative medal featuring a Boeing product, and promotes numismatics through special programs and activities such as the numismatic display at the Puyallup Fair each September.

The B.E.C.C. is an IRS 501(c)(7) non-profit organization. See list of BECC officers.


BECC News Items

See old news items previously appearing on this home page.

BECC 2016 Medals commemorate Boeing's 100th Anniversary! As shown in the artwork at left, the BECC's 2016 medal will commemorate the 100th anniversary of The Boeing Company, featuring the B&W Model 1 from 1916 and a modern 737 Max, scheduled for first flight in 2016. As noted before, "The 2016 medal design is the most important design that most of us in the club have ever been involved with. Think about it this way - We have waited 100 years to design and mint this medal!! There are only 24 Fortune 500 companies that have been around that long. For those reasons we need to make sure this is our best medal ever. Your 100th birthday only comes around once." Club members were asked to submit a creative design to Tony Kalt before the March meeting. Update: At the April meeting, Tony K. led a 2016 medal discussion, with several designs provided by Doug Marsden, artist of BECC medals for several years. Members present voted for designs featuring the B&W and 737 MAX on the obverse. The artist refined the chosen designs and lettering, and the artwork first appeared in the club's June newsletter. Artwork © 2015 The Boeing Company and BECC. All Rights Reserved. Medals will be available to club members and other Boeing personnel this fall. Note: reverse of the 2016 medal will be the same as the 2014 BECC medal reverse.

Jim Payne Memorial Award! – Congratulations to Jim Payne Memorial Service Award recipient Benjamin M. Ben is the first Young Numismatist (YN) to receive the award, and is very active with the club, including writing a column for the club newsletter, and preparing collector exhibits for the annual coin show in January. Photo: Tony Kalt (right), last year's award recipient, presents the Jim Payne Memorial Service Award to Ben (left). The award was presented at the annual October banquet. See the banquet page.

BECC wins 2nd Place in PNNA Newsletter Competition! The BECC submitted its newsletter to the PNNA Literary Award competition for best club newsletter for 2014, and was awarded a 2nd place certificate. BECC President (and PNNA Director) Tony Kalt (right in photo) awarded the certificate to newsletter editor Terry Kamm (left).

YNs participate in Portland ANA! The BECC congratulates two of its YNs for their participation in the ANA National Money Show in Portland, March 5-7, 2015. Alex and Ben attended the ANA show and had a wonderful experience. BECC members can read about their experiences in the March newsletter. Let’s continue the great support the BECC provides to inspire YNs to excel in the hobby!

The BECC annual coin show in Kent, Washington was held January 17-18, 2015.
Image at right: artwork for elongated cents available at show.

See 2015 coin show report/photos.
See 2015 coin show flyer in PDF format | See coin show webpage.
See displays and exhibits page for collector exhibit information.
We'll see you again next year, January 16-17, 2016!


2015 medals feature Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey – As reported in May 2014, "The Medals Committee has secured approval from Bell and Boeing corporate for the 2015 Boeing Medal. To the left is the approved representation for the 2015 medal design. Thanks to the medals committee for all the hard work. The V-22 first flew in 1989, and began flight testing and design alterations. The complexity and difficulties of being the first tilt rotor intended for military service in the world led to many years of development. The United States Marine Corps began crew training for the Osprey in 2000, and fielded it in 2007." Update (Aug. 2014): The medals committee reviewed with the BECC executive board the cost of producing the medals and decided to leave the prices the same as last year. The Board authorized medals mintages at the Golden State Mint. Artwork © 2014 The Boeing Company and BECC. All Rights Reserved. Note: reverse of 2015 medals is the same as the 2013 BECC 50th anniversary reverse. Update: A limited number of medals are still available; email for more information.

BECC Library inventory (PDF file) - The BECC library contains an extensive number of books on U.S. COINS, CURRENCY, CANADIAN COINS, CURRENCY, World Coins and Currency, Tokens, Medals and BECC history. BECC members are encouraged to “check out” books to conduct research, browse, general interest or even prepare a display or topic for discussion for a general meeting. If you want to check out a book, please see club Librarian Mike Nau.


Numismatic Events and Information

Current and Upcoming Club Events!

  • Next Club Meeting! BECC monthly meeting announcements | Get the club auction form
    Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 6:00 PM at Tukwila Community Center.
    There will be a "White Elephant" auction. Speaker topic: Boeing Centennial Heritage Coins, presented by Maida and Georgette from the Boeing Store. Greg Smith may also do a presentation on Display Techniques if time permits. Display topic: Commemorative Aviation Coins and Medals.

  • Everett Meeting (Widebodies Chapter)! See monthly meeting announcements for more details and future meetings on the 3rd Monday of each month at IHOP.

    JANUARY 16-17, 2016
    at Kent Commons, 525 4th Ave., Kent, WA - See coin show webpage & coin show flyer.

Current and Upcoming Regional/National Events!

  • See the PNNA Homepage and PNNA Calendar for information about such exciting events as the PNNA annual conventions in Tukwila and Portland, National Coin Week, ANA Summer Seminar, and the two annual ANA conventions (National Money Show and World's Fair of Money).

  • For aviation enthusiasts, the BECC recommends:
    Flying Heritage Collection hangar and Fly Days at Paine Field, Everett, WA

Completed Club Events

  • BECC Banquet! Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at Tukwila Community Center. See the banquet page (includes link to report and photos). Theme: Boeing – 100 Years, Speaker: David Williams from the Hydroplane Museum. Mr. Williams spoke regarding Mira Slovak.

  • Washington State (Puyallup) Fair – September 11-27, 2015 – The PNNA sponsors the annual coin exhibit in the Hobby Hall, with assistance from local coin clubs including the BECC. No volunteer is knowledgeable about all aspects of numismatics – if your question wasn't answered or if you were unable to attend the Fair, please e-mail your question to, and it will be directed to a local expert for a response. If you're eligible for the Boeing recreation program, you can also get many numismatic questions answered by attending a BECC club meeting, or the club's annual coin show.

    JANUARY 17-18, 2015 at Kent Commons, 525 4th Ave., Kent, WA - See coin show webpage.

  • See BECC monthly meeting announcements for completed monthly club meetings.

Coin Collecting Consumer & Reference Information from the Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association.

The BECC suggests that you also visit the American Numismatic Association
and the Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association web sites.
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Updated 11/1/2015 by J. Eric Holcomb, BECC Webmaster