Boeing Employees Coin Club
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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 B.E.C.C. is an IRS 501(c)(7) non-profit organization. See list of BECC officers.
Congratulations to The Boeing Company on its 100th Anniversary!
BECC News ItemsSee old news items previously appearing on this home page.
YNs Win Literary Awards! Brothers Ben and Alex M. won first and second place respectively in the annual American Numismatic Association (ANA) YN Literary Awards competition. Ben came first in the Q. David Bowers Young Numismatist category for his article "The Tale of Two Islands," and Alex came second in the Bill Fivaz Young Numismatist category for his article "Progressive Times in Japan." The brothers are thrilled with their awards! Ben’s winning article is included in his YN column of the club's July newsletter, and Alex’s article will be published in the August issue.
The annual coin show is now over - we'll see you again, January 21-22, 2017!
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. See medals page for updates (including quantities available).
Artwork © 2015 The Boeing Company and BECC. All Rights Reserved.
Jim Payne Memorial Award! – Congratulations to Jim Payne Memorial Service Award recipient Benjamin M. Ben is the first Young Numismatist (YN) to receive the award, and is very active with the club, including writing a column for the club newsletter, and preparing collector exhibits for the annual coin show in January. Photo: Tony Kalt (right), last year's award recipient, presents the Jim Payne Memorial Service Award to Ben (left). The award was presented at the annual October banquet. See the banquet page.
BECC Library inventory (PDF file) - The BECC library contains an extensive number of books on U.S. COINS, CURRENCY, CANADIAN COINS, CURRENCY, World Coins and Currency, Tokens, Medals and BECC history. BECC members are encouraged to check out books to conduct research, browse, general interest or even prepare a display or topic for discussion for a general meeting. If you want to check out a book, please see club Librarian Mike Nau.
Numismatic Events and Information
Current and Upcoming Club Events!
Current and Upcoming Regional/National Events!
Completed Club Events
Coin Collecting Consumer & Reference Information from the Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association.
The BECC suggests that you also visit the American Numismatic Association
Updated 7/18/2016 by J. Eric Holcomb, BECC Webmaster