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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, which was accepted. July update: Tony has ordered 2019 BECC Medals, featuring a “killer” P51 mustang. 200 silver, 100 bronze, 100 pewter and 25 copper.

YNs Win Literary Awards! Brothers Ben and Alex M. have once again won awards in the American Numismatic Association (ANA) literary competition for Young Numismatists (YNs). This year, the brothers won 2nd and 3rd places respectively in the David Bowers Young Numismatist Literary Award, Ages 13-17 category. Ben won $200 and Alex won $100 to spend at Whitman Publishing. Alex’s winning essay “The Revival of Local Currency in Japan” is published in the June and July issues of the BECC News. Ben’s winning essay “Five Reforms, Eight Years: The Coinage of China’s Emperor Wang Mang” will be published in two parts in the August and September issues of the BECC News. Both Ben and Alex were thrilled to be presented their awards in person at the ANA Summer Seminar this year. Many congratulations to both of them!

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).

The BECC has won the PNNA Literary Award for Best Club Newsletter twice - in 2013 and 2017. See the old news page and the PNNA's page for this award.


Numismatic Events and Information

Current and Upcoming Club Events!

  • Please note that this year there will be no meeting in August.

  • Do The Puyallup! Washington State (Puyallup) Fair – August 31-September 23, 2018 (closed on Tuesdays and on 9/5) – The PNNA sponsors the annual coin exhibit in the Hobby Hall, with assistance from local coin clubs including the BECC.

  • Next Club Meeting! BECC monthly meeting announcements | Club auction form Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 6:00 PM at Tukwila Community Center.
    Speaker topic: to be announced.
    Display topic: Bi-metallic or Tri-metallic coins.

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

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 Membership Picnic/BBQ, July 25, 2018 at the Cedar River Trail - Picnic Shelter, 1060 Nishiwaki Lane N., Renton, WA. See all the photos.

    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.

  • 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 7/26/2018 by J. Eric Holcomb, BECC Webmaster