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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 COIN SHOW IS COMPLETE!

BOEING EMPLOYEES' COIN CLUB (BECC)
57th ANNUAL COIN & CURRENCY SHOW

JANUARY 15-16, 2022 at Kent Commons, 525 4th Ave. N, Kent, WA


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The PNNA published the 1st Quarter 2022 edition of The Nor’wester, with an article pertaining to American Legion School Award Medals. Free paper copies were available at the coin show.

The 2021 coin show was cancelled due to the ongoing virus outbreak. Although the 2021 BECC show was cancelled, the PNNA still published the 1st Quarter 2021 edition of The Nor’wester, with an article pertaining to “numismatic show & tell,” including items which would normally be shown to Scouts at the BECC show.

 

BECC News - Annual Medals

See medals page for more information.
2022 medals feature 767 Freighter! For more information and updates, please see the medals page. Club members can find an order form in their monthly newsletters. The 2022 medals were delayed, but should now be available to those who placed orders.
2021 Medals feature Lunar Rover 50th Anniversary! For more information and updates, please see the medals page. Club members can find an order form in their monthly newsletters. A limited number of 2021 medals may still be available - see the medals page to contact the medals chairman.
 

BECC News - Awards/Other

See old news items previously appearing on this home page.

No Jim Payne Memorial Award was made in 2020 or 2021.

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 is the current 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 is able to meet at the Tukwila Community Center again, as of April!

  • Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - combined board/member meeting at 5:00 p.m. (regular meeting at 5:30 p.m.) at the Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Avenue South, Tukwila, WA. Please note that a detour is in place.
    Display/speaker topics: Women on Coins; "Collecting Gold Coins."

  • Additional online Zoom meetings may be announced as needed.
    For more information, please contact David Buehler, dbuehler8@comcast.net.
    The club began hosting Zoom meetings in late 2020, and continued until the resumption of in-person club meetings.

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

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, 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

  • Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - combined board/member meeting at 5:00 p.m. (regular meeting at 5:30 p.m.) at the Tukwila Community Center. Welcome back!

  • Wednesday, January 26, February 23, and March 23, 2022 combined board/member meetings at 5:00 p.m. at Cedar River BBQ (Smokehouse) in Renton.

  • BECC Annual Coin Show! January 15-16, 2022 (see above).

  • Wednesday, November 17 and December 15, 2021 combined board/member meetings at 5:00 p.m. at Cedar River BBQ (Smokehouse) in Renton.

  • Wednesday, October 27, 2021 combined board/member meeting at 5:00 p.m. at 3 Pigs Bar B-Q, 1048 116th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA.

  • Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. First in-person meeting of the year with a picnic at Cedar River Trail Park in Renton.

  • Washington State (Puyallup) Fair – 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 BECC monthly meeting announcements for completed monthly club 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 <---> 2021)
  • Annual banquet (2010 <---> 2019 - no 2020-21 banquets)
  • Annual coin show (2012 <---> 2020 - no 2021 show)
  • Annual coin show collector exhibits (displays) (2004 <---> 2020 - no 2021 exhibits)
  • Annual medal (2004 <---> 2021) - Also see medals page
  • Other club news including coin show summaries (2005 <---> 2021)

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 5/13/2022 by J. Eric Holcomb, BECC Webmaster