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Jim Payne Memorial Award! – Congratulations to Craig Sheldon, who received the prestigious Jim Payne Memorial Service Award at the club's 2018 annual banquet in Tukwila. See the banquet page. Photo: Craig Sheldon (at right) receives the award from 2017 recipient Tom Koch (at left). Craig has been very actively involved with the Everett branch of the BECC, otherwise known as the Widebodies Chapter.

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). In 2018, 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” was 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. Many congratulations to both of them!

The BECC 54th annual coin show in Kent, Washington was held January 20-21, 2018.

Wooden nickels and elongated cents with the 737 MAX design were available at the coin show until supplies were exhausted. (One free wooden nickel and one free elongated cent per show attendee.)