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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 2021 coin show was cancelled due to the ongoing virus outbreak.

Although the 2021 Boeing Employees’ Coin 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 Boeing show.

Thanks for attending!!
BOEING EMPLOYEES' COIN CLUB (BECC)
56th ANNUAL COIN & CURRENCY SHOW

JANUARY 18-19, 2020 at Kent Commons, 525 4th Ave. N, Kent, WA
Note: See below for elongated cent design for January 2020 coin show. Wooden nickels with the 2020 medal design were available. Copies of the PNNA quarterly publication, The Nor'wester, were available for free at the show. This special edition once again features an article about the BECC annual club medals! Miss getting a copy? Email info@pnna.org for infomation.


Note: Image in center is elongated cent design for coin show.
Artwork © 2019 The Boeing Company and BECC. All Rights Reserved.

 

BECC News - Annual Medals

See medals page for more information.
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.
2020 Medals feature 777-9 Folding Wing Tip! For updates, quantities and shipping information, please see the medals page. Club members could find an order form in the October and November 2019 newsletters.
 

BECC News - Awards/Other

See old news items previously appearing on this home page.

No Jim Payne Memorial Award was made in 2020.

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
    All March 2020 to date in-person meetings cancelled due to virus concerns!
    Updates will be posted when it is possible to meet again. See below!

  • 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.

  • Additional online Zoom meetings will be announced as needed.
    For more information, please contact David Buehler, dbuehler8@comcast.net.
    The club began hosting Zoom meetings in late 2020, and will continue in 2021 until the Tukwila Community Center is able to reopen for club meetings.

  • Everett Meeting (Widebodies Chapter)! See monthly meeting announcements for more details and future meetings on the 3rd Monday of each month. These monthly meetings are also being held online via Zoom until further notice.

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 Annual Coin Show! January 18-19, 2020 (see above).

  • BECC Annual Banquet! October 23, 2019 at Tukwila Community Center. The speaker was Chris Fagan, author of The Expedition. See the banquet page (includes link to 2019 banquet report and photos).

  • Washington State (Puyallup) Fair – August 30-September 22, 2019 (closed on Tuesdays and on 9/4) – The PNNA sponsored the annual coin exhibit at the Fair, from 9/11 to 9/22, 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)


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 8/12/2021 by J. Eric Holcomb, BECC Webmaster