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Annual Coin Show - January 21-22, 2023

The BECC held its 58th annual coin show January 21-22, 2023 at the Kent Commons, 525 4th Avenue North, Kent, Washington. The show is the second largest in the Northwest with up to about 70 dealers participating and arguably the best liked show as well.

Wooden nickels with the KC-46A design were available at the 2023 coin show until supplies were exhausted. Elongated cents were delayed due to the die not being ready, but were later available at the 2024 coin show. (One free wooden nickel and one free elongated cent per show attendee. Additional cents can usually be purchased.)

Coin show images:
1st row - Docents Warren, Martha and Clarence; Coin show bourse floor; Rob at hospitality table.
2nd row - Tony at YN/Scouts table; John at his bourse table.

2023 BECC Coin Show Report by Tony Kalt, Show Co-Chair

  • Also see the club's February newsletter for a more complete report.
  • Thank you to all who volunteered and helped with the show. You helped make this a great show this year. The show went well, and over all the dealers were happy with the show. From what I saw, setup went smooth and we started letting dealers in about 30 minutes early. Clean up also went well and we were completely out of there by 5:00 p.m.
  • We had over 574 people attend the show with the majority showing on Saturday. The dealers that I talked with were still pleased with the Sunday attendance as “those who attended were prepared to purchase”. That’s a good comment to have a few dealers tell me. A number of dealers also mentioned that this was their best PNW show in a while. So I would say the 40 dealers we had at the show over all were very happy.
  • At the YN area we had an impressive number of kids do the treasure hunt on Saturday over all we had more than 53 kids do the treasure hunt and spin the roulette wheel for a prize. We also had a coin collecting merit badge workshop for the scouts on Saturday and had 12 scouts earn the merit badge.
  • To help the show get back to feeling more like our shows prior to COVID, we had three exhibits for people to look at and vote on. There was a two-case exhibit on the club’s wooden nickels over the years, US Currency printing errors and Blaine WA wooden depression scrip. The Blaine wooden depression scrip exhibit had the most votes for People’s choice.
  • The Boeing Employees’ Coin Club Wooden Nickel exhibit was a fun exhibit of the wooden nickels of the club starting with the 1972 Wooden Nickel to the current 2023. While there are examples of most of the wooden nickels being displayed both front and back, there are still a few examples missing from the collection. The exhibitor has requested if anyone has any of the missing years to please send an email to as they are looking for the following years: 1979, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991 (both green and black versions), 1992, the 1994-95 dual year version, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003 (no fuel tube ), 2008, 2011 and the 2015 V-22 Osprey with the 2016 show dates.
  • For additional information about the annual BECC coin shows, see the main coin show page.