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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.

 

BECC News Items

See old news items previously appearing on this home page.

Happy Holidays from the BECC!!

Get Ready! The BECC annual coin show in Kent, Washington is scheduled for January 17-18, 2015.
See 2015 coin show flyer in PDF format (updated 10/9) | See coin show webpage.
See displays and exhibits page for collector exhibit information.

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." Update (Aug. 2014): 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. Medal order forms were to be available soon. Update (Nov. 2014): Tony Kalt announced the status of the medals the club has remaining from this year's (2015-dated medals) order: 97 silver, 89 bronze, 92 pewter and 100 copper. Go order some of those medals! Artwork © 2014 The Boeing Company and BECC. All Rights Reserved.

Jim Payne Memorial Award! – Congratulations to Jim Payne Memorial Service Award recipient Tony Kalt. Tony is club Vice President and Medals Co-Chair, and has directed YN activities at recent annual club coin shows. Photo: Tony Kalt (center) receives the Jim Payne Memorial Award from Jesse Torres (left) and John Enges (right) with Bruce Coggins (behind). The award was presented at the annual October banquet. See the banquet page.

 

2014 medals feature CH-47 Chinook Helicopter plus special 50th anniversary reverseSee medals page.

BECC Library inventory added (PDF file), as compiled by BECC Librarian Michael Nau. Items in the library may be borrowed by club members subject to the rules established by the board of directors.

 

Numismatic Events and Information

Current and Upcoming Club Events!

Current and Upcoming Regional/National Events!

  • 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®). Next year's spring ANA show will be in Portland, Oregon, March 5-7, 2015.

  • For aviation enthusiasts, the BECC recommends:
    Flying Heritage Collection hangar and Fly Days at Paine Field, Everett, WA

Completed Club Events

  • BECC Banquet! Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Tukwila Community Center. See the banquet page.
    Speaker: Becky Wallick, daughter of Boeing test pilot Lew Wallick, author of the book Growing up Boeing.

  • Washington State (Puyallup) Fair – September 5-21, 2014 – 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 wasn't answered or if you were unable to attend the Fair, please e-mail your question to info@pnna.org, 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.

  • BOEING EMPLOYEES' COIN CLUB (BECC) 50th ANNUAL COIN & CURRENCY SHOW
    JANUARY 18-19, 2014 at Kent Commons, 525 4th Ave., Kent, WA - See coin show webpage.

  • See BECC monthly meeting announcements for completed monthly club meetings.

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 12/17/2014 by J. Eric Holcomb, BECC Webmaster