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BECC Medals

Important Note: This is not a public sale. BECC medals are normally sold to eligible Boeing persons by private sale. Please read "BECC Medals Information" below.

The Boeing Employees' Coin Club has issued distinctive medals featuring a Boeing product or products most years since the 50th anniversary of The Boeing Company in 1966. These medals are issued in silver, pewter, and bronze (and beginning in 2012, copper), with a proof-like (mirror-like) finish, and are widely collected by BECC members, Boeing employees and retirees, and other persons interested in aviation and coin club memorabilia. Since the BECC is a non-profit organization, the medal prices are reasonable, although higher in recent years due to higher silver prices and higher production expenses.

Note: The 2012 copper medals did not have a proof-like finish, however all other medals including the 2013 to date medals do have this popular feature that most collectors desire.

Medal Availability

Important Note: This information is not guaranteed and may not be up-to-date. Please contact the medals chairman or medals sales coordinator for more information, or inquire at becc.medals@gmail.com.

All past BECC medals are SOLD OUT (from the club), except for a limited number of 2007, 2011-2012 and 2014-2018 dated medals.

2018 medals are available to club members and Boeing persons via the official order form, which was published in the club newsletter in the summer-fall of 2017, or can be obtained from the medal sales coordinator.

2018 medals feature 737 10,000 Delivered


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

April/May 2017 update: Progress is being made on the 2018 medal design to commemorate the 10,000th delivery of the 737. At the March club meeting, we reviewed 8 different design and then down-selected to two designs. Upon further discussion, the club decided to vote on which plane graphic they preferred and that the wording option would be voted on at the April meeting with a selection of different text options for the medal choices. The airplane design shown won the club’s approval. More style (text) options will be created and made available at the April club meeting for voting. Tony K. presented 10 different options for the 2018 medal design with a variety of options showing different text positioning. After two rounds of voting, the design for the obverse was decided, and will be sent to Boeing Licensing for approval.

June/July 2017 update: The design has been approved by Boeing Licensing and BEX is working on the getting the die made to produce the medals. BEX has been informed of the club’s decision to stay with the proof-like pewter medal, so the price of the pewter medal will increase to cover the additional minting cost. The cost of the die went up an additional $50 as well. The board reviewed the pricing of the medals and agreed with the following prices for the single medals: Silver ($45), Bronze ($13) and Pewter ($16). The price of the three-price set will remain at $90. See the 2018 medals order form in the newsletter for the other pricing. It was also shared at the board meeting that BEX will starting striking the medals and we should have them by the end of the July. Holders have been ordered based on 2017 sales and should be ready close to the same time.

September 2017 update: Current status of the 2018 737 10,000th delivered medals for Sept. has the inventory at 148 silvers, 74 bronze, and 81 pewters remaining. The current sales have been for the folks receiving the newsletter and/or the email order form. The folks that get the order form by mail received their order forms last week. Once those orders come in, we should be close to selling out all of the silvers. The 2018 medals are also being shown at the Boeing Family days. If you recall, we auction off 3 copper medals at each club meeting, while I forgot to bring the 3 for the August meeting. The board decided that that those 3 would be auctioned off at the November meeting and that we would not be auctioning off 6 at the September meeting. Still to be auctioned off is the pair of 2017 747-8 pewters proof-like (mintage 110) and the brush finish sample (mintage 1) in a custom holder. That set will be auctioned off either at the November or December general meeting. A picture of the set will be posted in the newsletter giving the auction notice.

November 2017 update: We have less than 40 silver, 50 bronze and pewter medals left. The club was asked to write a article for the PNNA newsletter (The Nor'wester) for first quarter 2018 in time for our coin show. Tony will work on that article.

Feb.-Mar. 2018 update: Quantities of 2018 medals remaining are: silver 35, bronze 46, pewter 46 and copper 23. The coppers are being auctioned off at the rate of 3 per meeting. 2 were given away at the banquet.

2017 medals feature 747-8 Intercontinental


Note: Image in center is elongated cent design for coin show.
Artwork © 2016 The Boeing Company and BECC. All Rights Reserved.

July 2016 update: At the board meeting we had a discussion on the club medal for 2017. For those at the June club meeting, you’ll recall that we talked about going with a 737-737 Max Design for 2018 since Boeing would be delivering its 10,000th 737. So the 3 years/3 coin space theme/series was postponed. For 2017, we discussed the presented 747-8 design and voted to go with that. At the Board meeting, we unveiled the cleaned up design which is being reviewed by Boeing Licensing for final approval. We talked about the possibility/option of using the club’s logo (which we have only used on the club’s table cloth currently). After a little discussion, it was easily agreed to use the current reverse we used last year. The other thing we discussed, because of remaining inventories of 2014/2015, is that this year we would reduce the quantities of the medals. Silvers would be minted at 225, bronzes at 110, pewters at 110 and coppers at only 30 medals and for a higher price. The coppers would also be limited to one per person until gone. When we are ready, I will email everyone who has ordered medals in the past. This will coincide with the order form going out in the newsletter.

September 2016 update: The order form for the 2017 medals is now available and part of the September club newsletter. There is no longer a copper medal offered on the order form. At one of the board meetings this summer it was decided to drop the copper from the standard issue. The medal was going to be dropped completely, but a few folks still wanted to see it made available so a much lower mintage was decided and the medals would be offered at a premium on a first come first serve basis. Further discussion on how that would be handled at the September board meeting had some folks wondering if we could really be fair about it. In the end, it was decided that 20 copper medals would be minted and auctioned off at club meetings. So it you normally don’t attend a club meeting, and want one, you can find a proxy to bid on one for you. The other thing is that there were roughly 40 folks who ordered 4 piece sets and we couldn’t just sell the medal to only them. That led to the auction option. So the club is now back to the standard 3 piece medal sets. The mintages for the 2017 medals are 225 silver, 110 bronze and 110 pewters. With the reduced mintages we will probably sell out across the board as we try to find out what is the actual demand for the medals. Even though we sold out of silvers for 2016 and are close on the other medals, we still hold a higher than normal inventory of medals for 2014 and 2015 that the club still has for sale. Contact the medals chairman for details.

January/February 2017 update: 2017 medals (quantities remaining): silver - sold out, bronze 32, pewter 37 and copper 23, with the coppers being auctioned off at a current rate of 3 at the monthly meetings. Some medals are also available from 2007, 2011, 2012, and 2014-2016.

2016 medals commemorate Boeing's 100th Anniversary!

BECC 2016 gold medal
Artwork © 2015 The Boeing Company and BECC. All Rights Reserved.

BECC 2016 Medals commemorate Boeing's 100th Anniversary! As shown in the artwork at left, the BECC's 2016 medal commemorates the 100th anniversary of The Boeing Company, featuring the B&W Model 1 from 1916 and a modern 737 Max, scheduled for first flight in 2016. As noted before, "The 2016 medal design is the most important design that most of us in the club have ever been involved with. Think about it this way - We have waited 100 years to design and mint this medal!! There are only 24 Fortune 500 companies that have been around that long. For those reasons we need to make sure this is our best medal ever. Your 100th birthday only comes around once." Club members were asked to submit a creative design to Tony Kalt before the March meeting. At the April 2015 meeting, Tony K. led a 2016 medal discussion, with several designs provided by Doug Marsden, artist of BECC medals for several years. Members present voted for designs featuring the B&W and 737 MAX on the obverse. The artist refined the chosen designs and lettering, and the artwork first appeared in the club's June newsletter. Medals were first available to club members and other Boeing personnel in the fall of 2015. Note: reverse of the 2016 medal is the same as the 2014 BECC medal reverse.

November 2015 update: The bronze, silver, pewter and copper medals have arrived and I have been delivering them to members at the banquet. In addition, the gold medal order has been placed with the mint. The gold price was locked in at $1,200. The gold medals will be available later. We now have 105 silver, 88 pewter, 88 bronze and 99 copper medals in inventory. Please don’t forget to order your medals. An order form was in the newsletter.

December/January 2016 update: At the December general membership meeting, it was reported that the BECC 2016 silver medals (300 minted) have sold out, with 29 pewter, 43 bronze and 75 copper medals remaining. The gold medals previously ordered are now available (as of February) - see the photo!

April 2016 update: Medal sales for 2016 are winding down with ZERO silvers remaining, 22 pewter, 30 bronze and 39 coppers remaining. Twenty-six gold medals have arrived and the estimated arrival date for the remaining 11 was not reported. There were discussions on three-year consecutive designs or stand-alone designs. Tony took an action to contact existing medal buyers for their input. Design concepts are being accepted from members.

Artwork © 2015 The Boeing Company and BECC. All Rights Reserved.

2015 medals feature Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey

As reported in May 2014, "The Medals Committee has secured approval from Bell and Boeing corporate for the 2015 Boeing Medal. To the left is the approved representation for the 2015 medal design. Thanks to the medals committee for all the hard work. The V-22 first flew in 1989, and began flight testing and design alterations. The complexity and difficulties of being the first tilt rotor intended for military service in the world led to many years of development. The United States Marine Corps began crew training for the Osprey in 2000, and fielded it in 2007."

August 2014 update: The medals committee reviewed with the BECC executive board the cost of producing the medals and decided to leave the prices the same as last year. The Board authorized medals mintages at the Golden State Mint. Artwork © 2014 The Boeing Company and BECC. All Rights Reserved. Note: reverse of 2015 medals is the same as the 2013 BECC 50th anniversary reverse.


BECC Medals Information:

  • All past BECC medals are SOLD OUT (from the club), except as noted above.

  • Table of BECC medals (designs and mintages).

  • Table of BECC medals issue prices.

  • Medals Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

  • Also see below for links to details of recent past medals, and photos of current and past medals.

  • Medals are available for purchase until sold out (or until otherwise decided by the board), by persons eligible to participate in the Boeing recreation program (employees, retirees, on-site customer, vendor and government personnel and certain family members). The BECC reserves the right to change prices and limit quantities of medals for sale (including the quantity that may be purchased by each buyer). The information on this page is not guaranteed to be accurate or up-to-date.

  • The usual time period for purchases is between September and November of each year, for the following year's medals. (For example, Sep-Nov 2017 for the 2018-dated medals.)

  • BECC club members receive an order form with their newsletters each year, usually no later than September. Mailings will also go out in September to recent previous purchasers of BECC medals. Other Boeing employees and persons with a Boeing badge can contact the medals chairman listed below. All orders must be submitted with an official order form.

  • Persons who are not eligible for the Boeing recreation program, or who wish to purchase medals after the ordering deadline, cannot purchase medals directly from the club, but may be able to purchase medals on the secondary market from club members who purchase medals for resale.

  • The BECC has produced over 50,000 (now 70,000) medals since 1966, and has commemorated that event. Past BECC medals can often be purchased from dealers at the BECC's annual coin show in January.

  • To inquire about the availability of medals, please attend a regularly scheduled BECC meeting, or attend the BECC's annual coin show in January.

  • BECC Medals Co-Chairmen: David E. Buehler and Anthony Kalt, or inquire at becc.medals@gmail.com.

    Medal Sales Coordinator: Please contact David.

    See the BECC Officers Page for current contact information.
    Photo: Greg Smith (left) presents award of a gold coin to assistant medal sales coordinator Bruce Coggins. Bruce puts the sets together and has been doing this since 1994. Greg has handled the order forms and the mailing of the medals in some recent years, but has now been elected as club president!

Details of recent past medals:

  • 2015 medals (see above)
  • 2016 medals (see above)
  • 2017 medals (see above)
  • 2018 medals (see above)

Pictures of past and current medals: