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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.

Note: Image in center is elongated cent design for coin show.
Artwork 2017 The Boeing Company and BECC. All Rights Reserved.

BECC 2018 Medals feature the Boeing 737 10,000 delivered celebration! See the medals page for details and updates; club members received an order form in recent club newsletters.

2019 Medals - At the May meeting, Tom presented important statistics on World War II P51 Mustangs & Aces. Craig made a motion that the 2019 club medals depict a P51 Mustang.

It's Over! - See you again in 2019.
Annual coin show - January 20-21, 2018!


JANUARY 20-21, 2018 at Kent Commons, 525 4th Ave. N, Kent, WA
Note: See above for elongated cent design for January 2018 coin show. Wooden nickels with the 2018 medal design were also available. Copies of the PNNA quarterly publication, The Nor'wester, were available for free at the show. This special edition features an article about the BECC annual club medals!

Jim Payne Memorial Award! Congratulations to club president Tom Koch, who received the prestigious Jim Payne Memorial Service Award at the club's 2017 annual banquet in Tukwila. See the banquet page. Photo: Tom Koch (at left) receives the award from 2016 recipient Rosanne Buehler (right).

BECC wins newsletter award! The BECC was selected once again to receive the Literary Award for Best Club Newsletter from the Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association (PNNA). The award was presented on March 18, 2017 at the PNNA's annual convention in Tukwila, and subsequently presented to newsletter editor Truus Lagerman at the club's March 29, 2017 meeting. Congratulations to the editor, and to all others who contribute to the newsletter, including the YNs! Photos: Tony Kalt (left) presents the PNNA's award to newsletter editor Truus Lagerman (right) at the BECC meeting on March 29. See the PNNA convention report for a photo of Tony originally accepted the award from the PNNA president. Also see the old news page for when the BECC first won this award in 2013.


Numismatic Events and Information

Current and Upcoming Club Events!

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

    JANUARY 20-21, 2018 at Kent Commons, 525 4th Ave. N, Kent, WA -
    See coin show webpage & coin show flyer. See displays and exhibits page for collector exhibit information. See 2018 coin show report/photos.

  • BECC Annual Banquet! Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Tukwila Community Center. The speaker was Michael Lombardi, on "Making Dreams into Reality: The Epochal Stories That Define the Boeing Company." See the banquet page (includes link to report and photos when available).

  • Washington State (Puyallup) Fair September 1-24, 2017 (closed on Tuesdays and on 9/6) 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.

  • Boeing Renton Family Day - August 20, 2017. Club members please see the report and photo in the September newsletter.

  • BECC Membership Picnic/BBQ - Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 5:00 PM at Tukwila Community Center. (Photos will be posted later.)

  • 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 6/7/2018 by J. Eric Holcomb, BECC Webmaster