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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.), PO Box 574, Maple Valley, WA 98038.

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 Washington State (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 - Annual Coin Show

See coin show page for more information.

The 2024 coin show is now over!!

BOEING EMPLOYEES' COIN CLUB (BECC)
59th ANNUAL COIN & CURRENCY SHOW

JANUARY 20-21, 2024 at Kent Commons, 525 4th Ave. N, Kent, WA

Many of the dealers you will find at the annual BECC show are the same ones you'll find at the PNNA convention in April in Tukwila. (See Spring – PNNA.) Why not start the year right by getting to know these dealers now? But if you missed out, the PNNA show is also an excellent choice.

 

BECC News - Annual Medals

See medals page for more information and updates.

BECC 2024 Medal Image2024 medals feature the 70th anniversary of the Boeing 367-80 “Dash 80.”

2023 medals feature KC-46A refueling an F-15E.

2022 medals feature 767 Freighter.

2021 Medals feature Lunar Rover 50th Anniversary.

 

BECC News - Awards/Other

See old news items previously appearing on this home page.

No Jim Payne Memorial Award has been made since 2019. We would like this award to start again in 2024, so think about who you would like to nominate!

Jim Payne Memorial Award (2019)! – Congratulations to Truus Lagerman, who received the prestigious Jim Payne Memorial Service Award at the club's 2019 annual banquet in Tukwila. See the banquet page. Photo: Truus Lagerman (at left) receives the award from club president and 2017 recipient Tom Koch (at right). Truus was the club newsletter editor, and part of a very active numismatic family!

 

Numismatic/Club Events and Information

Current and Upcoming Club Events!

  • Next Club Meeting! BECC monthly meeting announcements | Club auction form

  • The club meets at the Tukwila Community Center.
    Address: 12424 42nd Avenue South, Tukwila, WA.

  • Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - combined board/member meeting at 5:00 p.m. (regular meeting at 5:30 p.m.) at the Tukwila Community Center.
    Display/program topics: Trains. 2025 medal designs and ideas.

Current and Upcoming Regional/National Events!

  • (Complete for last year - will be similar in 2024.) Washington State (Puyallup) Fair (Sept. 1-24, 2023 except Tuesdays and first Wednesday) – The PNNA sponsors the annual coin exhibit at the Fair (PNNA Fair page) 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 info@pnna.org, 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.

  • See the PNNA Homepage and PNNA Calendar for information about such exciting events as the PNNA annual convention and coin shows in Tukwila, National Coin Week, ANA Summer Seminar, and the two annual ANA shows (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 59th ANNUAL COIN & CURRENCY SHOW - JANUARY 20-21, 2024 at Kent Commons, 525 4th Ave. N, Kent, WA. See coin show page for more information.

  • The final meeting of 2023 was on December 20 in Tukwila, and featured "Holiday Themed Coins" as the display topic, and election of club officers for 2024.

  • Wednesday, October 25, 2023
    We geared up to celebrate our 60th anniversary in October. There was good food and membership prizes were awarded, however, this meeting was not considered a formal banquet. (Nonetheless, we're reporting on it like it was a banquet.) See photos and report.

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

  • See 2023 meetings page for last year's meetings.


Club History Review

New feature allows you to quickly scan the year-to-year history of the club in the following categories: (begin at either end of the year ranges)

  • Regular club meetings and display topics (2007 <---> 2023)
  • Annual banquet (2010 <---> 2023 - no 2020-22 banquets)
  • Annual coin show (2012 <---> 2024 - no 2021 show)
  • Annual coin show collector exhibits (displays) (2004 <---> 2024 - no 2021-22 exhibits)
  • Annual medal (2004 <---> 2022) - Also see medals page
  • Other club news including coin show summaries (2005 <---> 2022)

Coin Collecting Consumer & Reference Information from the Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association
(also with links to the American 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 2/9/2024 by J. Eric Holcomb, BECC Webmaster