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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 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 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 Items

See old news items previously appearing on this home page.

It's Over!! Annual coin show - January 21-22, 2017!

JANUARY 21-22, 2017 at Kent Commons, 525 4th Ave. N, Kent, WA -
See coin show webpage & coin show flyer. See 2017 coin show report/photos. See displays and exhibits page for collector exhibit information. Note: Image is elongated cent design for January 2017 coin show. Wooden nickels with the 2017 medal design were also available.

BECC wins newsletter award! The BECC was selected once again to receive the Literary Award for Best Club Newsletter from the Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association (PNNA). The award was presented on March 18 at the PNNA's annual convention in Tukwila, and subsequently presented to newsletter editor Truus Lagerman at the club's March 29 meeting. Congratulations to the editor, and to all others who contribute to the newsletter, including the YNs! Photos: Tony Kalt (left) presents the PNNA's award to newsletter editor Truus Lagerman (right) at the BECC meeting on March 29. See the PNNA convention report for a photo of Tony originally accepted the award from the PNNA president. Also see the old news page for when the BECC first won this award in 2013.

BECC 2017 Medals feature the 747-8 Intercontinental! See the medals page for details and updates; club members received an order form in the September 2016 newsletter. Artwork © 2016 The Boeing Company and BECC. All Rights Reserved.

Jim Payne Memorial Award! – Congratulations to Jim Payne Memorial Service Award recipient Rosanne Buehler, wife of Coin Show Co-Chair and Medals Co-Chair David Buehler. Both Buehlers are extremely active in the club, and David had previously received the award in 2009. Photo (right): Ben M. (right), last year's award recipient, presents the Jim Payne Memorial Service Award to Rosanne (left). The award was presented at the annual October banquet. See the banquet page.

YNs Win Literary Awards! Brothers Ben and Alex M. won first and second place respectively in the 2016 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 2016 newsletter, and Alex’s article was published in the August 2016 issue.


Numismatic Events and Information

Current and Upcoming Club Events!

Current and Upcoming Regional/National Events!

  • Washington State (Puyallup) Fair – September 1-24, 2017 (closed on Tuesdays and on 9/6) – The PNNA sponsors the annual coin exhibit in the Hobby Hall, with assistance from local coin clubs including the BECC. No volunteer is knowledgeable about all aspects of numismatics – if your question isn't answered or if you are unable to attend the Fair, please e-mail your question to, 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 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

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 7/13/2017 by J. Eric Holcomb, BECC Webmaster